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But, That's Just The Way It Is. Right?

Ellie Newman | Posted 10.24.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

When you feel you are under the control of an unfriendly system, check your values, check your sense of personal power meter. Check your complicity levels. Compare the consistency of your values with the actions it takes to participate in the system and achieve your goals.. The ends never justify the means because they are inseparable.

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.

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Why Becoming Purpose Driven Is The Path To Success in the 21st Century

Karin Volo | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Karin Volo

The bigger purpose is a clear definition of why the company exists. When we explore this with companies, we always find a deeper reason that very often is not communicated out into the organization or the market.

Why This Woman Is Terrified to Accomplish Her Lifelong Goal

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Dr. Phil

Nadine, 36, says she is traumatized by her lifelong obsession to be thin, and says her years of yo-yo dieting have left her with “post-traumatic die...

The Cavaliers Had A Secret Motivational Tool. You Can Use It Too.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living

In addition to LeBron James’ triple-double and Kyrie Irving’s clutch three-pointer, the Cleveland Cavaliers owe some of their game seven win and N...

The Search for Identity

Maria X. Liu | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

As we continue to digitalize our presence, our "self" moves further into a digital space. We are struggling to define ourselves in a space that doesn't exist, it is overwhelming.

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

3 Steps to Prioritize and Set Money Goals

John Rampton | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Like most people, you probably know you need to put more money aside for financial goals but haven't quite done it yet. If you want to follow a simple process for identifying what's important to you and then start putting money away to reach the goals, then these tips are for you.

This Is How You Score A Goal From A Skyscraper

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.10.2016 | Sports

While no set-piece in soccer calls for a kick from the top of a skyscraper, Norwegian soccer team Rosenborg will be prepared anyway. Watch the club hi...

It's Time to Enjoy Life: The Enjoy Life Community Program

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Years ago I was the President of the Port Jefferson Station / Terryville Civic Association. During my time as an officer, our organization functioned...

'I'm Going to Die Soon'

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"I'm going to die soon." Yesterday I spoke with a relative who said this to me. Not, thankfully, because she has any particular health reason for th...

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

The State Of Your New Year’s Resolution In 20 Hilarious Tweets

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living

There are two kinds of New Year's resolution-makers: people who set lofty goals for themselves and people who resolve to eat more pizza. And by mid-Ja...

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

MLS Player Chad Barrett Scores, Immediately Injures Himself While Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

The Seattle Sounders scored early against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, but were dealt a heavy blow in return. Within the first minute of the matc...


Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"This is going to be hard" "This is going to 'suck'" "I'm going to have a terrible time" "I'm dreading going to work" Sound familiar? When we a...

With vs. For

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

When I work with people, I never consider them working "for" me, or me working "for" them, but "with" me as part of a team. I now understand why I've been met, time and again, with disappointment or frustration.

Parents and Psychotherapists: Some Common Denominators

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Like Judy Collins singing, "I've looked at both sides now," I can tell you that practicing psychotherapy is far easier than parenting. Therapists are...

Visualization vs. Visioning: The Difference

Tova Payne | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tova Payne

Instead of having a picture in your mind of what you want to see manifest in your life, you get internally still and quiet so that you are able to see the vision that comes to you.

Love and Need: What's the Difference?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

In a long-term relationship in which one partner becomes chronically ill, the other person tends for the loved one in spite of having few of his own needs met. In the absence of love, a partner is more likely to abandon his mate.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

8 Steps to Parenting the Art of Dreaming Big

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Resilience is fundamental to success. It helps us to adapt and become independent and self-confident.

What To Do When You're Not The Person You Need To Be

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The journey is what shapes you into the person you need to be. The successes, failures, experiences, connections, lessons, tears, laughter, and everything in between. I wouldn't be who I am today if I hadn't started working to become it.