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What The #PhelpsFace Was Really About (And Why No One Wants To Admit It)

Gene Marks | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Michael Phelps has not only been crushing it in Rio, but he's also been destroying the internet. That's because of a viral photo of him taken right before a race he was about to swim.

Using The Law Of Attraction During Election Time

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

As the voting time heats up toward November, remember that you have the power to allow the information you want to have access to you. You don't have to be an emotional punching bag for the news or strangers who disagree, especially when much of it may not even be factual. Use the Law of Attraction to your advantage.

Train Your Mind To Have The Fierce Focus Of An Olympian

Cara Bradley | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Cara Bradley

Like with physical strength training, you can deliberately build Fierce Focus with mental strength training. Here are a few training tips.

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

Identifying What Really Matters

Craig Ballantyne | Posted 08.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Craig Ballantyne

Last month in Lithuania, at the BlackSmith Liberty and Entrepreneurship Camp, I gave a speech about the importance of creating a vision for your life....

Meditation Is About Gaining Insight Into Your Own Contradiction

Venerable Pomnyun | Posted 08.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Venerable Pomnyun

Meditation is about gaining direct insight into the contradiction inside yourself and trying to resolve that contradiction within you. Once you gain that insight, if you decide something does not work for you, then you have to let it go. At that point you can use the term, empty your mind.

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

WATCH: Refocus (Getting Back on Track)

Brad Yates | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are a lot of things going on that are demanding our focus - and take us away from where we can be most powerful and do the most good for ourselv...

3 Little Moments You Need Daily For More Ease

Candace Loy | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

Feeling more clarity and ease in the midst of lists, tasks and to-do's is possible! Here is a quick little thing you can do daily, to help you NOT f...

'A Facebook Break Can Bring You Peace, Clarity And Some Old School Flirting'

Judy Warren | Posted 07.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Judy Warren

So, Intrepid One, consider taking some time (a few hours or a few days) to reboot your brain with a break from Facebook. You never know who might show up!

The Sacrifices We Parents Make -- Even When We Don't Understand Why

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
The University of Central Florida Forum

Here in Florida, soccer is still my daughter's first love. It's what she wants to do in high school, in college, as a career (as well as speak six languages). Soccer is her life. And, I'm there to support her because that is what parents do.

Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

What We Need To Be Reminded Of

Cortney McDermott | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cortney McDermott

... a conversation with five-time New York Times bestselling author Caroline Myss Ram Dass once remarked, "I'm not going to say anything that you ...

Don't Get Distracted By The Noise

Zack Young | Posted 06.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Zack Young

It can be difficult in this world to follow your dreams, depart from the masses and simply regain control to focus on your own life. Distraction is ev...

7 Surprising Reasons You Can't Concentrate

Sonima.com | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

By: Diana Kelly A warm, sunny day may have you wishing you were outside, but that's not the only distraction causing you to lose focus. Here's how...

Vote For You: A Commencement Address for Graduating to the Next Level of Your Work and Life

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Last week, I had the great honor of delivering the Commencement Address at one of my alma maters: California State University Bakersfield, where I did...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

How the Angry Birds Movie Helped Me Beat Procrastination

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Lyn Toomey

Have you ever procrastinated doing a task because it felt so boring, monumental, and time-consuming? If you just nodded your head, then I know I'm in...

Are you focused on your capabilities or your possibilities?

Christine Hassler | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Christine Hassler

Are you ready to look beyond what you currently can think of or know how to do? "Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations...

So Many Pretty Lights

Lisa Guest | Posted 05.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Guest

Does anybody else out there gather and stack books and lifetime opportunities without necessarily reading them or finishing the free offer before its expired?

3 Strategies for Breaking Patterns and Adopting Better Habits to Unlock Your Potential

Ahmad Raza | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Ahmad Raza

It's no secret that the world demands from us a productive life. In the United States, we operate in a relatively free capitalist economy. If we fail ...

Ariana Grande - Be Alright - Parody

Anthony Mennella | Posted 05.24.2016 | Comedy
Anthony Mennella

The release of Ariana Grande's newest album, Dangerous Woman, has her fans going crazy! What better way to celebrate the album than with music video p...

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Below are the five steps to transform a long, overwhelming list of things into a high performing task-list. A note about format: You'll probably have to give up your pen and paper list for this one.

The Skinny on Focus: 3 Tips to Stay More Focused Through the Work Day

Allison Volk | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Allison Volk

Anything can be a distraction if you let it. But the good news is that focus can be honed. It's a skill and a muscle that develops just like our ability to remember names and faces.

Why "Focus" is Fool's Gold

Kathleen Schafer | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Kathleen Schafer

The reason people crave focus is that their daily activities are not aligned with their leadership, which means they are not doing what they love nor excel at.