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Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

Healing After Hate Crimes

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

Knowing that we are not given the same opportunity to ever fully rest, we must keep faith and hope in an ultimate peace. We must keep faith and hope that things can change.

Why I Became a Writer

Charlie Vázquez | Posted 06.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Charlie Vázquez

A variety of experiences out West broadened my Bronx Puerto Rican working-class perspective, but navigating the shark-filled waters between my private and familial lives was an oppressive burden I'd endure for many years after coming out at age 21 -- a terrifying tightrope walk.

You Have Permission to Walk Out

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

My guilt gauge is overly responsive. It goes off at the slightest 'infraction,' so I can't look to it for a true reading. Instead, I can acknowledge false guilt, then make a deliberate choice about what I want to do.

What The South Carolina Shooting Can Teach The Nation About Reacting To Hatred

Tina Lifford | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Repairing an emotional wound begins with acknowledging the hurt sustained. It further involves learning to rigorously observe our thoughts, become aware of old patterns and interpretations, challenge default assumptions, and, most importantly, choosing to make healing a priority.

Opening Wider and Diving Deeper Into the Immeasurable Beauty and Pain of Life

Jesua | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul

It's not a spiritual requirement to be fascinated by what inhibits our greatest aliveness; and somehow compelled to uncover and reveal surprising path...

The Power of Perceptual Change

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Perceptual change is powerful. Knowing our roots and honoring our ancestors is a transformative way to rearrange the social fabric of our society. ...

Art Drives Activism: One Musician's Response to Charleston

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Media
Sheila Moeschen

In the wake of unspeakable terror, unthinkable violence, I am grateful for the way musicians allow themselves to feel called to put in a pin in the hustle for a livelihood and, instead, turn their gifts into opportunities to shift thought and make meaning out of what is unfathomable.

51 Reasons to Be in Love With Life

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

What if the magic is in the seemingly small, quiet moments we take for granted? Life is just a celebration of love and joy, and the human experience is simply miraculous. Below are 51 reasons why...

What About Our Basic Goodness?

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

This week I've been thinking a lot about basic goodness as our moral power. We all have the choice to take actions that support and protect life or...

Trauma: The Heart of the Matter

Tanya Morshed | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Morshed

Artist: Loretta Gonzalez, Heart ache When we read about sexual abuse and assault incidents in the news, what is often missing is information about...

FtM Feelings On Father's Day

Basil Soper | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Basil Soper

Fathers don't have to be biologically related to their children. Dads can be queer. They can be kind. Fathers shouldn't have anything to do with upholding patriarchal male standards. Fathers are all genders. Fathers can be so much more then what our traditional view of them is.

Reclaiming My Dad On Father's Day

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 06.21.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

When life throws you a 100 mph curve ball, that hits you in the face ... and then another, and another, there are lots of things you can do. If you're a child, set on survival, you block it out and move on.

American Dream Disturbed

Amardeep Kaleka | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Amardeep Kaleka

I know my father died a hero. Even after being shot multiple times, he courageously fought off the gunman, saving many, including my mother, at the expense of his own life. He defended the temple he founded, and this house of worship is the gift he left to us and his grandchildren. Just like Felicia Sanders. She sacrificed her body to cover and shield her young granddaughter, as her son, Tywanza, tried to talk down the gunman.

Comedian Jim Breuer's Father's Day Message of Hope and Healing

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

"If we don't find the funny, there's not too many other ways of healing." ...

Love And Beauty Always Win -- And Charleston Has Both

Chris Hill | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Chris Hill

This week, nine people were killed, senselessly, in the middle of a church, and in the heart of my favorite city in the world. But we can't forget the idea that love wins -- always -- and so does beauty. And Charleston has both running through it's veins.

When Praying for Charleston Doesn't Feel Like Enough

Akirah Robinson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Akirah Robinson

Thursday morning I posted the obligatory Facebook status, encouraging others to pray for all involved and affected by this massacre. When stuff like this happens, it's easy to sputter over your words and sometimes, prayer is all you've got.

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

Horses Don't Get Divorced ~ Healing Today's At Risk Youth

Tim Hayes | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

After nine years of marriage, when Kyle was seven, his parents John and Sandy divorced. As divorces go, it was relatively amicable, and after about two years both parents were in new committed relationships.

Which Type of Power Do You Lack? How to Cultivate It

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

What is the difference between feminine and masculine power? Last week, we spoke about how true self care requires paradigm shift in terms of power...

Hacking Into Healing: The REAL Future of Medicine

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

With these new advances in science, we have a choice to shape the new paradigm in health and medicine.

7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

Surrendering doesn't mean you put on the rose-colored glasses and pretend your life is full of sunshine, glitter and butterflies. It's accepting your current situation and acknowledging the potential benefits and opportunities your chronic health struggles are bringing into your life.

Juvenile Justice and the War on Teens

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime
Robert Koehler

Despite the enormous investment by governments at every level in court and penal systems, they don't work. That is to say, they make matters worse.

'Spirtpreneur' Lessons from V. Taybron

Abiola Abrams | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Abiola Abrams

I'll be bringing you exciting advice and insight from "road less traveled" entrepreneurs, spiritual business luminaries, creative professionals, and h...

How Church Changed This Spiritual Woman's Life

Sarah Haykel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Sarah Haykel

Church changed my life today. Last year, I started attending service at a local Baptist church. I was hired to paint abstract paintings during the praise portion of the church's Easter Sunday Service.