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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Have We Evolved to a Greater Understanding?

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 07.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lillie Leonardi

So in my heart, I feel it is very timely that there is a day set aside to advocate awareness about PTSD. By doing so, the ignominy related to the illness may be better understood. And perhaps someday, there will be no need to even set aside a day.

International Forgiveness Day, Time for Liberation

Jacob Devaney | Posted 07.30.2015 | Good News
Jacob Devaney

Usually when we hurt another person or ourselves it is unconscious, the act of forgiveness is always a conscious decision. The act of forgiveness allows unconscious actions to come into the light of awareness.

Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rose Kumar, M.D.

When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image. -- Meister Eckhart ...

Robert Redford on Horses, Healing and the Book Riding Home

Tim Hayes | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

Robert Redford has written a compelling Foreword to my new book, Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal. I am honored and profoundly grateful.

Can You Embrace All of You, Just as You Are?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

It's time to take back your power -- stop looking to others for approval, stop giving them power over your life, allowing them to make decisions for you. Stop reacting and start living from a place of action. If you don't like something, it's up to you to change it.

How Thrive Inspired Me to Create a Startup

Jennifer Taormina | Posted 07.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Taormina

The Story. The Voice. The Book. How Thrive inspired me to create a startup to help heal the world. One thing I know for sure is that we all have man...

Finally: Accessible Yoga for All

Christine Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Chen

These days, it's a little intimidating if you want to try yoga. Never mind that it's always been a little bewildering watching someone float into a he...

Come Out, Come Out Wherever I Am

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

As public as I may seem to be, I realize how much I was hiding, out of fear of not being loved if people knew about the way my mind works sometimes. A...

Why We All Need a Creative Outlet

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

That's why expressive arts therapy can be so effective. The process of confronting and overcoming the inner blocks in our minds allows a great healing to take place. We can heal old wounds and release old blocks, so that we can express what our souls truly want us to express.

Standing for Compassion: An Interview With Deepak Chopra

Hilal Isler | Posted 07.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

Deepak Chopra spoke to me recently about the power of meditating collectively, the healing potential of compassion, and what he experienced the first time he meditated.

Lessons of Tantrums, Wise Sibling Instincts and the Healing Power of Empathy

Jesua | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

My son Ezra woke up sweetly today, pouncing on top of me in bed with all his 65 pounds of naked, sun-kissed, 6-year-old love, panting loudly with morn...

'Life Is a Performance'

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In his poem, "Our Fearlessness to Love," Andres Marquez-Lara describes global ancestors coming together and the dynamic interplay of the feminine and ...

A Sister Kissed Her

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Robbi Rucker

I can be seen as a "cancer patient going through chemotherapy" yet this is not what this story is about -- it's about love. It's not about current conventional medical treatments, side effects, limitations or miracles. It's about sister magic.

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 PhotoRun.net/Competitor 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 07.07.2015 | 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
Jesua

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.