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My Transgender Life: On The Tip Of My Tongue...

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I had every intention of being clear, being specific, and was certain that once I explained all these feelings inside of me, then everyone would nod their heads and say they completely understood how I knew I was a woman. I really was about to answer the question.

3 Non-Actions To Take When Anxiety, Grief And Not-Knowing Are Your Bed Partners

Jane Duncan Rogers | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Duncan Rogers

Fear gripped me, like a vice around my guts. I treaded water in the swimming pool in which I had arrived for an early morning dip, before the heat of ...

What Can Brexit And Trump Teach Design?

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Friday morning we all woke up to a world that had literally changed over night. Having arrived in Copenhagen from my home in Los Angeles the night before, and suffering from jet lag, I closely followed the election into the early morning.

The Power To Feel More Deeply

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

As Norman Vincent Peale said: "When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor."

Channeling Your Inner Beyoncé: How to Find Yourself Through Music

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Forget Beyonce, Madonna, Whitney or even the infamous Janet. This is your moment to shine. Imagine you've been invited to sing at the Super Bowl ha...

Like A Girl

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

The deep brown shade that glazed the wood was almost heavier than the door. It melted the light that snuck in via the stained glass of glittering gold and grassy green into hues and shadows that crashed by the waves of my shivering feet.

I'm With Stupid: Presenting Pop Music's Lamest Lyrics Ever

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.03.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Last week, as you may recall, we were discussing the worst song of all time, which I claimed is "You're Sixteen," as done by Ringo Starr. Buoyed by your response, I'm going to the musical well one more time.


Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.27.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

There is a darkness full of colors I've never seen before. It browses the cracks of my mind before spilling into my nose and mouth and ears where I sm...

Thinking or Feeling? Which Is the Best Option to Make Decisions?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

The truth is, however, that our world is not consistent. In fact, it is very uncertain. The world we are in this moment is different than the one a minute ago because everything has changed. Life is fluid.

Character and Integrity at Work

Judith Bowman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

There are metrics for measuring goals, P&L statements to show bottom-line profits and trophies to reflect triumph however, there is not a gauge to measure character and integrity -- central to creating a successful business with loyal employees while enjoying a respected reputation.

Feeling Entitled to a Little Gratitude This Mother's Day?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

The whole holiday has, somehow, left me feeling unappreciated. I've tended to get in a funk, and not out of grief or some sort of well-defined pain -- I can only imagine how hard Mother's Day must be to someone who has lost their mother.

Oh My Dear Heart, Bless You!

Aliya Abbas | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aliya Abbas

The good thing is that when we truly have had enough of something, our heart naturally comes to an agreement with our mind. Before that happens, my fellow feeler's don't even try to force practical thinking in a situation where your heart feels so strong because it will only fire back.

What Do Mothers Really Want?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Some adults and children go all out on Mother's Day. Flowers, candy, jewelry, special clothes, expensive pocket books, unique books--whatever are mothers' favorite things are bought and presented with acclaim.

What If We Let Ourselves Grieve?

Emily Ballard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Ballard

Hard feelings are given a bad rap. Uncomfortable feelings -- feelings that make our bodies ache and shake and cause noises to come out of our throats, that make us again elemental -- honey, that is the stuff of life, of human person living. Do not miss out on a fundamental part of the reason you're here because you're hellbent on being comfortable.

Dealing With Envy: What Envy Teaches You

Pam Bauer | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

What other people have and do becomes so much less significant. Comparisons won't matter. And you'll be happier when you are focused on your life, rather than on the lives of others.

Going to Live Concerts Linked With Lower Stress Levels, Study Shows

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

According to a study from the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music in London, going to concerts can actually reduce anxiety.

The Stages of Feeling Forgotten in Your Divorce

Patty Blue Hayes | Posted 04.21.2016 | Divorce
Patty Blue Hayes

I feel like I've been forgotten not only by my ex-husband but also by the family I'd been part of for over 15 years. It's felt like a slow, suffocatin...

A Young Girl, A Book And A Teacher

Christina Pacella | Posted 04.19.2016 | Education
Christina Pacella

It's not a secret. Reading is food for the mind and for the soul. The earlier children come into contact with books the better!

Live Your Life, Serve Your Country and Show No Weakness

Antonio L. Vereen | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Antonio L. Vereen

It is time to run your life both with your heart and mind as equal partners in the pursuit of your greatness.

Note to Self(ie): Help Our Kids Avoid the Snares of Social Media

Melissa Vello | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Melissa Vello

The average 16 to 25 year old woman spends about five hours a week taking selfies and has an average of 150 selfies on her phone, according to a study...

Do You Get Respect From Your Children?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents frequently complain that they don't feel respected by their children beginning at about age 2 and climbing high into the teens. Complaints ran...

7 Emotions That Can't Be Explained in English

Lynn Daue | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynn Daue

Occasionally, emotions that we can't identify well up within us, causing us to experience confusion over how to react.

An Angry Debate

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a singl...

How Logical Are We, Really?

Terry Newell | Posted 03.30.2016 | Impact
Terry Newell

In a mea culpa Op-Ed, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently took himself and the press to task for allowing Donald Trump to use the media to his advantage. "We were lap dogs, not watchdogs" he admitted.

Questions I Wish I'd Asked My Mother

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Gina Barreca

I'll think of you every day. We'll always have a relationship even when you're not here. So what little thing, what tiny, ordinary detail, would you like to serve as your bookmark?