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Thank You, Ivanka: From One Parent To Another

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 04.11.2017 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Dear Ivanka, I don’t know you. But I know some of the paths you walk: You’re a parent concerned about your children; you’re a child concerned ab...

Mom's Side-by-Side Fitness Photos Show Why Social Media Perfection Isn't Real

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 03.17.2017 | Parents

Many moms struggle with the changes to their bodies after pregnancy. Whether you’re trying to get fit or just trying to get through the day, Mia Red...

Engaging Yourself to Completion

Martha Ringer | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Martha Ringer

January is the month for intentions/goals! And bringing them to completion involves a clear, achievable outcome and specific action steps. The key ...

Is Media Use Hurting Student Athletes?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.04.2017 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to athletes when they’re training including standing around before drills (no intensity), chatting it up wi...

A Kink in the Works

Martha Ringer | Posted 01.02.2017 | Business
Martha Ringer

In the past couple of weeks I was at a retreat (sans computer or iPhone) and then it was Christmas and my usual unrestricted work flow turned quite st...

Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

Don't Rub Your Eyes!!!

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.23.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

For those of you who aren't allergy sufferers this point won't be so dramatic, but you'll get the gist of it anyway, and that's what matters. So, why...

What We Misunderstand About What Motivates Us

Quora | Posted 11.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

What things should people better understand about motivation? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

Five Surprising Ways Engineers Can Improve Their Stamina at Work

Quora | Posted 11.28.2016 | Technology
Quora

What are some techniques for mental stamina as a software engineer? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling quest...

Put Down Your Phone, Close Your Laptop and Be in the Now: Here's How

Quora | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

How does one focus on being in the "present"? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by ...

6 Practical Tips For Getting Shit Done

Stephanie Huston | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Stephanie Huston

You have a full time job, brilliant ideas to share with the world, a side hustle business to launch, sleep to catch up on, exercise to hustle through,...

Discovery and Adventure - I Dare You to Reinvent Your Life!

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.11.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I've heard from a lot of friends and colleagues lately who aren't where they want to be in life. I'm glad I'm their friend and that I have chance to help give them strength and perspective to remind them of who they are.

How To Funnel Focus, Strength And Intuition To Create Your Best Life

Susanne Menge | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susanne Menge

Imagine each day you wake up saying this to yourself: I am focused on what I desire, not distracted by everything else. I am stepping in strength th...

The Little Things In Everything

Jason Olsen | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Jason Olsen

I believe the way we act in small, insignificant moments is directly related to how we act when the critical moments in life come jumping into our reality. How you do anything is truly how you do everything, is it not? If you are only waiting for the big moments in life to turn on more serious efforts in your business or personal life then you're only fooling yourself.

Mantras For The Fall Season

Angie Sarhan | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

The truth is, when we feel energized and happy, we are more easily able to enjoy the hectic times that come during this time of year. And when we are happier, the people around us are happier too.

Less Busy, More Impact: My Biggest Lesson from Three Years in Business

Rebecca Weller | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Rebecca Weller

Three years ago today, my love and I had just finished our last day in our corporate careers. We were about to host our very first live wellness event. Neither of us had a single paying client, or really any clue as to what we were getting ourselves into.

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

5 Keys to Success That Will Transform your Life

Anna Johansson | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Anna Johansson

Success. The word itself is elusive. Everyone has their own definition of what success is, making it very difficult to define how to obtain it. And wh...

Let the Olympics Inspire Your Life

Mila Atmos | Posted 09.06.2016 | Good News
Mila Atmos

The Olympics are over, but the spirit of humanity that we witnessed remains. World-class athletes extended themselves beyond even their most grueling ...

A Battle or A War?

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

A battle is a conflict that can be resolved constructively, leading to an enhanced relationship. When you are at war, there are constant, repetitive, unresolved battles. War is not productive and only serves to hamper your relationship, increase dissonance and create more battles.

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....