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Be the Beginner

Emily Pereira | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Pereira

Do you ever feel like society has reneged its happily ever after promise to you? Do you wonder why -- after doing everything "right," -- you still ...

In Search of the Human Soul in the Syrian Crisis

Homaira Kabir | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Homaira Kabir

Universal compassion is a high standard that we may not be ready for. But we can take a step closer, even if we do not see its fruits in this lifetime.

Simple Life Hack: 5 Steps to Using Beginner's Luck for Effortless Success

Mariska Anderson Ph.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mariska Anderson Ph.D.

Have you experienced the wonderful phenomenon of beginner's luck? Wasn't it great? Wasn't it exciting watching everything unfold in your favor? You ...

5 Habits to a Fulfilled Life

Alex Barker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Alex Barker

Healthy habits lead to a life of satisfaction. This path isn't easy. If it were easy, then everyone would have a six-pack abs, millions of dollars, and happy relationships. The road to change is paved with blood, sweat, and tears. Your habits define the life you live. Start today.

How (and Why) to Closely Explore Expectations

Mansal Denton | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mansal Denton

Expecting an event or a person to do something is not inherently wrong, but it can be painful when emotions are involved.

First Nighter: The Mint Rediscovers Harold Chapin's 'The New Morality,' Thomas Bradshaw's 'Fulfillment' Somewhat Unfulfilled

David Finkle | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Mint Theater Company producing artistic director Jonathan Bank continues apace his compulsive rooting around for overlooked playwrights.

5 Keys to Living Life Like a Zen Master

Howard Falco | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Howard Falco

Who doesn't want to learn to handle life with the grace of a saint and the creative power of a Zen Master? Who doesn't want to deal with all the ups and downs each day with an inner calm and sense of peace that can be maintained no matter what one is facing?

The Power of Knowing Your Purpose

Megan Tull | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Megan Tull

Each of us look for fulfillment and authentic happiness in our own way. Sometimes the yearning for fulfillment becomes a call so loud and so intense later in our lives that we have to take some time and redirect our focus and devote ourselves to figure it out.

12 Things Truly Fulfilled People Understand

Brianna Wiest | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

When the end goal is to have something tangible, the "end goal" has not actually been identified yet.

The Moments You Live For

Ted Harro | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Ted Harro

Figure that out and you have a bond that's stronger than any financial incentive can create. Make it your mission to figure out how to manufacture more of those moments. And by all means, make them for yourself.

3 Reasons You Stay Stuck in a Job You Hate Instead of Pursuing Your Dream

Grace Bluerock | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Why are people resigned to stay unhappy in a job they hate instead of doing work that feeds them and that they are passionate about? It boils down to three main reasons.

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

Emily Cassel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Cassel

We all have a tendency to feel like we've somehow lost touch with ourselves and our joy when we are in transition or taking a big leap into something new. It's actually a good place to be, because it means you've stepped out of your comfort zone, learned a lot, grown and transformed to a new and improved version of yourself!

The Need to Matter

Homaira Kabir | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Homaira Kabir

This past week has been strangely satisfying. I am visiting my brother's family and spending time with his three little ones. They are all under the age of 10, and the youngest who is 3, follows me around like my shadow and insists that I am a part of everything she does.

The No. 1 Reason to Hire a Life Coach -- It's Not What Most People Think

Prema Srinivasan | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Prema Srinivasan

Would you ask your friend to fix the plumbing in your home? Would you ask your spouse to teach you to speak French? So why does it seem normal to rely on our families, friends, and community members to help us achieve our very unique, authentic life goals?

How to Not Be Lonely Anymore

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 07.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lammersen

Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself. ~Rupi Kaur I'm an expert on loneliness. I've been lonely in relationships and out of rel...

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

Whose Expectations Are We Fulfilling?

Arabelle Yee | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Arabelle Yee

The first step to collectively create this shift is awareness. Awareness of where we are, awareness of our thoughts and awareness of our own insecurities. However, awareness alone is not enough. It must be followed by a decision to make that conscious shift and the action to start doing so.

Paying it Forward With The Giving Keys

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Kimberly Inskeep

It is not often that I put on a piece of jewelry and then spend time throughout the day thinking of who I could give it to, hoping to return home without it.

The Summer of Me

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday at the end of April which, understandably perhaps, caused quite a bit of soul searching. I spent considerab...

10.1 Tips From My 101-Year-Old Grandmother on How to Lead a Good Life

Douglas Danoff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas Danoff

My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. She also ranks among the wisest people I know.

The 5 Most Valuable Life Lessons I Learned As A Hospice Social Worker

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

For six years, I had the amazing gift of being able to experience with people their final days and weeks. As a hospice social worker, I got a front row seat into the lives of those precious souls. Everyone's story was different, but each held common threads and similar regrets.

20 Seconds of Insane Courage

Kim Kalicky | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kim Kalicky

When I stand at the precipice, I am hopeful I will dig deep inside myself and live in that 20 seconds of insane courage. Being conscious of it might give me the strength I need to live it, stand in that space, and jump off.

Why Success Won't Make You Happy (And What to Do About It)

Stephanie Seibel | Posted 06.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Seibel

For years, the Huffington Post was always the cool kids' table that I longed for from a distance, eating my bologna sandwich alone in my quiet corner ...

The Third Option: More Than Both Having and Eating Cake

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

When making a decision, it often feels like there are only two options. In less thoughtful moments, I have chosen based only on the options presented, but in more thoughtful moments, I have come to understand a third option.

Start Something That Matters

Brendon Burchard | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

Sometimes your dreams for living a great life and having more personal freedom can seem so far away. Yet no matter where you are on the path, never ...