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Sitting At The Table With Those On Opposite Sides Of Your Beliefs

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Rachel Macy Stafford

I was slightly dreading my birthday this year--but not for typical reasons, like getting older; I wish it was that simple. I was dreading my birthday ...

Sloths Must Have the Best Sex Lives

Pam Costa | Posted 01.09.2017 | Women
Pam Costa

Like Kristen Bell, I'm still a little emotional from a recent visit with a sloth. Maybe it's the memory of his warm furry body nestled up against mine...

4 Powerful Exercises That Make A Toxic Relationship Healthy

Kyle Benson | Posted 12.02.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Love is a dance of connection and disconnection. There are times when you feel compelled by your lover, and other times when you feel the need for alo...

I Am A Sexual Tension Junkie

Pam Costa | Posted 11.22.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

Holy moly. There was no doubt in my mind that right then and there, I had found my erotic blueprint.

Stop Looking For The Perfect Partner And Try This Instead

Michael Mamas | Posted 11.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

Don't we all long for the perfect life partner? Don't we all hold, deep within ourselves, an idealized notion of what the person would be like and how...

A Birthday Gift To Myself: Reclaiming My Body

Pam Costa | Posted 11.03.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

I am sad at the part these experiences played in distancing me from my own body. Not feeling like my body was safe took a toll on my self-confidence and kept me from experiencing pleasure.

The Best Parenting Advice From My Friend Who Passed Away

Dawn Yanek | Posted 10.24.2016 | Parents
Dawn Yanek

My best friend Carrie would've been an awesome mom. Beyond awesome. She was loving, exuberant, brilliant and sassy, and she had just the right dose of crazy mixed in. Maybe a little extra crazy, but in the best ways possible.

When Your Relationships Feel Confining

Michael Mamas | Posted 10.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

Can a stranger be the best kind of friend? At first glance, it seems like a rather odd notion. How could anyone even think a stranger could be the bes...

How The Family Fabric Sustains Us

Michael Mamas | Posted 09.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

Some time ago, my niece was feeling bad about herself because of typical teenage stuff: social struggles, body image issues, issues with self-worth, e...

Here's How to Stop Dating Bad Boys

Suzannah Galland | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

If you find yourself locked into a lust ridden on-again-off-again affair and riding the emotional roller coaster - get clear about what the problems a...

Are You Your Family History? Advice For Creating Healthy Relationships

Michael Mamas | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Mamas

We've all heard it before: "I can't believe I married my father!" (or mother). In a sense, it could be argued that we all are in relationships with ou...

How My Selfie Stick Helped Me Feel Sexy

Pam Costa | Posted 08.31.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

As our workshop leader handed each of us a selfie stick, she acknowledged that all of us have body parts we don't like, and that it can be scary to look at ourselves through a camera lens, but that she had found incredible power and sexual energy in taking photographs of the things she did like about her body. And she wanted us to have the same experience.

Is Your Partner Selfish in the Game of Love?

Suzannah Galland | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You might as well face it, you're addicted to love. Or sex. Or it could happen. We fall into these bad habits because our search for a mate grows so...

4 Keys To Leaving A Bad Relationship

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

One way you can liberate yourself from this kind of self-criticism is by confronting a feeling you've probably come to fear more than you realize: disappointment.

5 Reasons Fitness Is Important In Dating And Relationships

Holly Sidell | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

If it's a priority to you, then I think dating someone as activity and fitness minded as yourself has the more likely potential to lead to a successful long-term relationship than otherwise. Here's why:

He's Not A White Knight -- He's A Human Being

Kristen Brown | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

You will be the reason he becomes all that he is meant to be and the reason he will protect his kingdom at all costs.

12 Vacation Ideas To ReCharge Your Couple

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

As a couple, it's very easy to get lost in the day-to-day craziness of things. There's so much to do, so many people to take care of and a plethora of deliverables to be accountable for. So how do you stay relevant as a couple?

The 5 Most Dangerous Myths About Narcissism (Part 2)

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

A few weeks ago, I shared part one of the five most dangerous myths about narcissism. As I prepared to post part two, a sixth myth occurred to me (a l...

Faux vs. Full: Is Your 'True Love' Faking It?

Suzannah Galland | Posted 07.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Imagine you are carrying around a faux Prada bag you bought for six dollars in Chinatown. It looks real. It feels real. But how long can you keep conv...

Why Should I Make The Effort?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Early on in my work with women, helping them live life with purpose and engagement, I was struck by how those who were in unhappy romantic relationshi...

Healthy Relationships Require Healthy Boundaries

Karen McMahon | Posted 07.08.2016 | Divorce
Karen McMahon

We need boundaries to experience healthy loving relationships. Yet so many of us did not grow up in families that exhibited healthy boundaries. In fact, we may have experienced quite the opposite and not even understand what a boundary is.

The Unexpected Lesson I Learned About Pleasuring My Husband

Pam Costa | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

What I really learned is that the absolute most effective way to turn on my partner is to be confident and enthusiastic. Seriously, this woman was so INTO what she was doing and so INTO her partner that it would still would have been hot if she was slathering his cock with peanut butter while reading him the federal tax code.

6 Keys To Keep The Magic In Your Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Most couples simply stand by and allow the spark of their relationship to fizzle out in time, partly because they believe there's nothing to be done. But with the right actions and added awareness, both partners can rekindle the romantic fire so that it burns more strongly than even in the beginning.

How to Get Over Your Breakup - Without Playing the Villain

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You're all torn up, but you're finally ready to let go of a past love... Until those nagging thoughts intrude again, and suddenly what is true and wha...

Why Would Anybody Engage In Polyamory? The Research Might Surprise You!

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...