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Pay Attention to the Messages

Donna Labermeier | Posted 12.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Labermeier

We're receiving a lot of messages from various sources these days. Some telling us the world is progressing forward, while others are certain the worl...

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

How to Find Prejudice Hidden in Our Words

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenn Director Knudsen Language can reveal our hidden beliefs and biases, such as the assumption that men are stronger at science than women, or b...

Why Do Some People Love Sad Music?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
Greater Good Science Center

By Tuomas Eerola Tear-jerkers such as Adele's Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart'...

The Tital Wave Of Emotions

Wendy Reese | Posted 10.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Wendy Reese

You are liberating yourself by creating a new story by shifting the perspective. You harmonize the old stories, making space to create healthier beliefs that lead to a more fulfilling and joyful life. That is power.

3 Extraordinary Ideas To Help You Realize Lasting Freedom

Guy Finley | Posted 09.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Guy Finley

There's an old saying that "rain follows the plow." So is it true that realizing our true higher possibilities follows the interior work necessary to realize them

Life In The Fast (Healing) Lane

Kristen Noel | Posted 09.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Noel

Our job is to assimilate the wisdom into our own human experience. Clearly that can take time, but remind yourself that you are the maestro here and no matter how low you are feeling, deep down, you do know what is best for you. When was the last time you asked?

Do You Feel Fulfilled?

Terri Britt | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

Most of us were taught to shut down our passions when we were young. There are many reasons why. See if you recognize yourself in any of these four rules that I've seen to be key reasons why you might be shut down to living a fulfilled life.

Is This An Impostor, Or Is It You God?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.13.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I've asked many people where they get their information from when they're facing serious decisions in their lives. They've respond with, "I just know these things!" I usually respond by saying, "Really, not me anymore, because I need daily reflections to guide me!"

Lights, Camera, Life

David S. Simon | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David S. Simon

Sometimes I honest to god don't know the difference between what is real and what is currently playing on all the movie screens in the multiplex cinem...

Your Feelings Are Not Your Fault (Mostly)

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

By guest blogger Hunter Glenn Caption: Happy and sad person (image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonpr...

Don't Think While You're Feeling

Samantha Bennett | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Samantha Bennett

Don't go grocery shopping when you're hungry. Don't call ex-lovers when you've been drinking. Don't think when you're feeling.

Feel And Express Gratitude

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Gratitude is the feeling and attitude of appreciation or thankfulness for the benefits we have received or expect to receive. The feeling of genuine gratitude opens the channels for more goodness to enter into our life experience.

New Body, New Mind, New Medicine

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Read More: By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD   Since One of US (Deepak) Began Advocating the Mind-Body Connection Thirty Years Ago, A Time of Great Opposition Among Physicians to the Very Notion That Thoughts Have Physical Consequences, The Trend Has Been Entirely Against the Physicalist Position, i.e., That the Human Body Is a Machine That Needs Fixing When It Gets Broken.  One Research After Another Has Validated What Should Have Been Obvious in the First Place: Mind and Body Are Too Intimately Related to Be Seen as Separate Entities.   Several P, And Yet Which Have Had Minimal Impact in a Doctor's Daily Practice.     This Is an Impressive List of Mind-Body Insights, And the Rising Field of Integrative Medicine Takes Advantage of Them, Unlike Mainstream Medicine, Which Remains Wedded to Two Fix-Its: Drugs and Surgery. in the Ancient Indian System of Ayurveda One Can Find a Level of the Mind-Body Connection That Is Profound, And the Same Holds for Other Traditional Medicines Around the World. but for the Average Person, The Actual Pivot Point Where Positive Input Improves Well-Being Hasn't Been Touched.  Ultimately, The Mind-Body Connection Will Not Vie With the Physicalist (Body as Machine) Position Until It Is Proven That Cells, And Especially the Gene, Predictably Responds to Experience.   the Point Here Is That Experience, Although a Very Broad Term, Can Be Divided Into Positive Input for Our Cells or Negative Input. a Cell Innately Knows How to Thrive, Nourish Itself, Repair Damage, Repel Invaders, And Multiply Without Our Conscious Intervention. This Much Was Already Known in Modern Medical Science. What Wasn't Known and Slowly Became Convincing, Is That While the Cell Is Processing Its Own Existence Biologically, It Is Also Processing a Person’S Entire Range of Life Experience, From Birth to Death, From Joy to Sorrow, From Hopes to Fears, Optimism to Pessimism, Victory to Defeat, And on and On. Much of This Occurs via Epigenetics - Chemical Modifications to Our Genes Resulting in Changes in Their Activity (Expression) Programs.   What That Says, If You Extend the Logic, Turns Out to Be Both Simple and Radical. Perhaps Experience Holds the Key to Wellness, Healing, Anti-Aging, And Psychological Fulfillment. the Reason Each of These Things Has Become Impossibly Complex as Far as Medical Science Is Concerned Is That Experience Has Been Left Out of the Equation. in a Sense, We Have Treated the Human Body Like a Car Whose Engine We Understand Incredibly Well, Only We Insist There Is No Driver. Experience, Processed by the Mind and Recorded in Our Cells, Is the Driver in the Case of the Mind-Body System.   With That in Mind, Perhaps the Real Future of Healing, Wellness, Self-Care, And Anti-Aging Lies With Some Kind of "Experience Medicine, " or to Use a Better Term, Qualia Medicine. Qualia, From the Latin Word for Quality, Is What Each Experience Is All About. the Five Senses Deliver the Qualia of Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste, And Smell. Our Emotions Color Experiences With Other Kinds of Qualia, Such as Happy, Sad, Hopeful, Anxious, Depressing, Etc. at the Deepest Level Our Hidden Beliefs, Wounds, And Lifelong Condition Cause US to Interpret Experience a Certain Way, Adding Another Level of Qualia.   the Mind-Body System Is an Almost Infinite Qualia Processor. Through Each Person's Unique Lens, Personal Reality Gets Created Day by Day, Minute by Minute. This, We Believe, Is the Pivot Point Where Experience Gets Metabolized Into Cellular Activity. Qualia Medicine Would Be Based on Quantifying How That Transformation Works. a Skeptic Would Say That the Whole Enterprise Is Apples and Oranges.  Qualia and Quantity Are Opposi, Or So It Seems. We Don't Say "I Need an Optimistic Bag of Flour" or "My Hope Weighs Seven Ounces." but There Actually Is a Junction Point, And It Is Very Real: the Cell. When a Cell Reacts to Your Feelings of Joy or Grief, Qualia Turns Into Quantity--a Feeling Gets Metabolized Into Changes in Gene Expression, Biochemistry, And Proteins in the Brain and Body. in the Same Way, When Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure, A State of Awareness Turns Into a Physical Change.   Skeptics Would Say That We May Have Misrepresented a Key Point. Meditation, They Would Claim, Is a Physical Process to Begin With, Occurring in the Brain, So the Actual Subjective Experience Doesn't Matter. but This Objection Is Misguided; It Is Mounted Simply to Defend Physicalism, Which as Research Abundantly Proves, Is Totally at Odds With the Mind-Body Connection. in the Placebo Effect, When Someone's Headaches Improve Because They Believe That a Dummy Sugar Pill Is Actual Medicine, The Outcome Is Physical but the Input (Believing That You Will Be Cured) Is Completely Mental. the Placebo Effect Is One of the Solidest Scientific Proofs of the Mind-Body Connection. We Will Cover This Topic in Our New Book, Currently Being Written.   We Choose to Celebrate the Victory of the Mind-Body Perspective. But, It Will Take a Fusion of Psychology, Genetics Research, Brain Studies, And Wisdom From the World's Healing Traditions to Actually Break Though to a Practical Kind of Qualia Medicine. the Challenge Is Clear, And So Is the Positive Trend Toward Solving It. on This Basis, The Possibility of Radical Well-Being Exists Here and Now, With Every Hope That It Will Expand Into an Unlimited Future.   Deepak Chopra MD, Founder of the Chopra Foundation and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Is a World-Renowned Pioneer in Integrative Medicine and Personal Transformation, And Is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism.  He Is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. the World Post and the Huffington Post Global Internet Survey Ranked Chopra #17 Influential Thinker, Including Numerous New York Times Bestsellers. His Latest Books Are , Potamkin Prize, The Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award, And Was on the 2015 TIME100 Most Influential People in the World List. He Also Co-Authored the New York Times Bestseller, “Super Brain” and “Super Genes” With Dr. Deepak Chopra., Facp, GPS for the Soul News
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD Since one of us (Deepak) began advocating the mind-body connection thirty years ago, a time of grea...

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.

Darkness

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.