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Let It Go! Improve Your Writing and Free Yourself From Attachment

Will Mathes | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Will Mathes

It's not uncommon for writers to occasionally get attached to certain words, phrases or passages, which inevitably feel essential to getting our message or story across. The problem with such "attachment" is we find ourselves disappointed when we're told (by editors or agents or publishers or readers), "That part didn't really work for me."

WATCH: The Need to 'Fix' It (People, Situations, Etc...)

Brad Yates | Posted 04.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

It's a pretty normal part of being human to look at the world and notice what is "wrong." And I believe we are here to make things better.

5 Ways to Enhance Your Relationship

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Shortly after we were married, we went to India and spent our honeymoon in ashrams and monasteries. We were fortunate enough to have a private meeting with the Dalai Lama at his residence in McCleod Ganj, in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The Complicated Question of Free Speech on Social Media

David Michael Conner | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
David Michael Conner

Twitter has come under fire for censorship since it announced its new Trust & Safety Council last month. For those familiar with George Orwell's 1984, the name of this committee may call to mind the prescient novel's Ministry of Truth.

Governor Fallin Grants Clemency to Larry Yarbrough

Anthony Papa | Posted 03.23.2016 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Activists have fought hard for many years to get back his freedom. Prayers were answered when Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin granted Yarbrough executive clemency on March 18, 2016.

Trust Women to Protect Themselves

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, women who are pregnant no longer face medical discrimination and women don't have to fight for prenatal testing as I did. But what if I lived in a state where I needed, but my governor refused, prenatal care?

I'm Just Not Feeling It

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
Dr. Wendie Trubow

I'll never forget my conversation with a woman I'll call "Pam." We were talking about her sexual response, which was impaired. Interestingly, her libido was intact, and she was able to orgasm on her own, but found it almost impossible to respond with her partner.

Exit Focus, Enter Scatterbrain. Coming Back to Social Media After Three Months Without It

Anna Lovind | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna Lovind

Here are five things to be loved and disliked about social media in general and Facebook in particular plus the decisions we need to make in order to reclaim our time and peace of mind:

Caring about Creation Makes us More Human

Caroline Wright | Posted 03.18.2016 | Religion
Caroline Wright

In a course I took last year, Concepts of Freedom, we explored different depictions of freedom from ancient Greek thought, to Stoic thought, to early ...

Congressman Declares War On Revolutionary Mimes... That Talk!

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

On March 4, 2016 CNN did a report on U.S. Congressman Steve Russell, of Oklahoma, who had just produced his second annual "Waste Watch," a list of all the things he believes Americans would or should, be shocked to find their tax dollars go to.

Shedding the Old Paradigm

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

It's time we stop worrying about looking stupid. It's time we stop hiding our light because we're afraid to be shamed. It's time we stop playing small out of fear of being criticized, ridiculed, and abandoned.

How to Get Out of Your Head and Be Free

Nicole Glassman | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

When we find faith in ourselves, faith in the ability for things to work out, and belief in the impossible we free ourselves from the chains of resistance and we are finally free.

In Ukraine a War Rages on, and America Should Care

Kelli Stuart | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Kelli Stuart

We must remember the struggle we faced to gain independence, the blood that was shed on our own land in the name of freedom, and we must willingly stand alongside those who are fighting for the same.

Anxieties: Getting to the Root of the Matter

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 03.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
20 Beautiful Women

Our thoughts are very powerful and they create our realities. We cannot allow random thoughts to roam around in our minds; we must begin to recognize and stop negative thoughts and emotions from taking over. We can be free from toxic thoughts but it will require a mental work out.

Bernie, Like Jesus, Brings Good News to the Poor

Ian Mevorach | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Ian Mevorach

Bernie Sanders, like Jesus, is inspired to bring good news to the poor. And like Jesus' message, Bernie's message is controversial. Many argue that he is too radical to be president or that his ideals are too lofty. And yet he stands for the root values of American democracy.

WATCH: You Are a Goal Achiever

Brad Yates | Posted 03.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

I love this expression that I heard the other day: "There are seven days in the week... and Someday isn't one of them." What would you like to accom...

Do-Nothing Time

Martha Ringer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

That willingness to be fully present with ourselves creates calm, opens space and allows us to create from our fullness. Do-nothing time is golden and we are worth it.

GOP Reaps What It Sows: Donald Trump

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Mary Ellen Harte

Republicans have used savvy marketing to successfully pad the pockets of their rich supporters over the past several decades as they misled the remai...

Do You Trade Freedom for Career Success?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

Recently, I've been thinking about what "independence" and "freedom" mean to each of us as individuals. It seems to me that a country can be independent, yet its citizens might not live in a state of freedom.

How to Show the World Your Most Authentic Self

Suzanne Adams | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzanne Adams

I realized at that moment that I couldn't hide anymore. In order for me to live my purpose and to impact the lives of my readers I needed to be authentic to who I am. I needed to start telling the truth, if I was ever really going to be able to help those that need me most.

The Roles We Play and the Freedom That Awaits Beyond

Anna Lovind | Posted 03.09.2016 | Arts
Anna Lovind

I smiled, because I felt the same astonishment, along with that quiet thrill I always get when someone breaks a rule I wasn't even aware of following. Buying the desert for a dinner party ready-made at the supermarket? Among most of my (women) friends that's such a no-no it doesn't even exist as a thought.

The Return on Investment of Foreign Assistance

Hari Sastry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Hari Sastry

As the worldwide landscape continues to evolve, we are truly a global community. What may appear to be a distant concern has the power to impact Americans right here on our home soil.

WATCH: Permission to Relax

Brad Yates | Posted 03.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are probably tons of things in your life that are demanding your attention, and it can be overwhelming. Because your well-being is so important...

The Meaning of Happiness

Jennifer (Alice) Fidder, M.A. | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer (Alice) Fidder, M.A.

Look inside you and find what makes you truly happy, look around and be grateful for the little things that light up your day, and embrace every moment that you are allowed to spend on this beautiful planet. For me, that's what happiness is all about!

39 Last Words On Using Swear Words in Your Writing

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Probert, MPT

I distinctly remember being threatened with a bar of soap as a kid, and locking myself in the bathroom to avoid said penalty. What word had embossed m...