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Inner Calm

You Can Go Home Again (And Stay Sane)

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

It's the season when extended families come together to celebrate the seasonal holidays. Thanksgiving is upon us, and if popular culture is to be believed, many parents and their adult children look forward to the holiday with a mix of pleasure and worry about how everyone will get along.

Our Emotional Telescope: The Key to Inner Calm

Tom Morris | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

In light of the Paris events of late, I'd like to share a short passage from my new book, The Oasis Within. An older man is speaking to his nephew abo...

The 5 Biggest Regrets Older People Have At The End Of Their Lives

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Autumn seems like an appropriate time to share some expert advice about regrets. Poets associate the coming of fall with lost chances, missed opportunities, and the passing of precious time. Tennyson looked at an autumn landscape and evocatively wrote the following.

Choices Matter

Mila Atmos | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mila Atmos

We are often making choices in the face of inaccurate perceptions, making it all the more important to choose wisely. The frequent temptation is to give in to the knee jerk reaction that we think will make us feel better in the short term, without calculating the long-term repercussions.

Open Your Heart to Calm

Mila Atmos | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Sometimes we are so engrossed with the little details that we lose track. We cannot see the forest for the trees. Step back and rediscover your path. Release the grip on the specifics. Reach the shores of the lake that is your inner peace, and open your heart to calm.

How to Stop Overthinking

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.

Relaxation Thoughts

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 09.08.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The feeling of relaxation also enters my being when I slow down and take in my surroundings and environment while doing something I love to do. The weather also used to make a big difference in my mood, but now I find such enjoyment in all types of weather.

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...


Melissa Levis | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Levis

I have worn glasses since 7th grade, but now I see the world through new lenses: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. These are the four pillars to...

Here's the Best Music to Lull You to Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

You don't need scientific research to tell you that listening to music can quiet your mind and help you relax. But here it is anyway.

Space Is Where the Magic Happens

Nesrin Everett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Recently I had two afternoon meetings: a thirty minute meeting starting at 3pm and another at 5pm. Both were located within 15 minutes of each other.

5 Easy Steps for Inner Calm

Robbi Rucker | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Life is a wild adventure. Just remember to buckle up, check your mirrors and purposefully move toward your destination. There is no complete control or omniscient knowing of what's to come; yet there is deep, passionate awareness when we choose among the many directions we can take each day towards creating inner calm.

The Truth About My Mindful Parenting

Monisha Vasa | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Monisha Vasa

Yes, I believe in parenting mindfully. To me, this means I hold an intention to raise children who are conscious, compassionate and thankful. But this is clearly a work in progress.

Back on Track

Maria Senise | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

The more I create a sense of inner peace, the more habitual it will become. I'm realigning the derailed car that is my mind, getting back on track, and focusing on moving forward.

Here's Proof Tranquility Looks Different To Us All

Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

In our perpetually changing lives, it's important to be aware of what makes us feel at peace. It's even more crucial to embrace that tranquil state --...

The Ostrich and the Pelican

Elena Kryzhanovskaya | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Kryzhanovskaya

In late August, I start thinking about how this summer has gone and remember the highlights of summers past. When confronted with a challenging perso...

Cultivating Equanimity -- How to Remain Calm, Composed and Present

Chris LuVogt | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Mindfulness is so closely linked with equanimity because it directly teaches you to take the middle path -- to not resist or cling to things, and to not just let things happen to you willy-nilly.

Compassion, Music, Laughter: The Tree of Life and the Ripple Effect

Lisa Staprans | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Staprans

Compassion. Music. Laughter. I felt these experiences while sitting a few feet away and listening to Arianna's story during a recent conference in NY...

Finding Stillness In A Busy Culture

Susie Moore | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The good news is that stillness is within us. We do not need a quiet garden, secluded beach or a zen room with candles flickering before us in order to find it. The amazing thing about our personal power is that we can be still, wherever we are and whatever we are doing.

How to Overcome Social Comparison

Susie Moore | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Remember, the universe is abundant and wants you to have all that you want. You block the flow of opportunity, creation and miracles when we focus on other people and resent their accomplishments. Use your energy to think of ways to become your best and highest self.

Staying Calm When Kids Lose It During Divorce

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

What emotions are you feeling? Are you angry? Is your authority being challenged? Are you about to engage in a power struggle? Are you sad and feeling defeated? Are you feeling unloved and taken advantage of?

The Best Songs For A Moment Of Calm

Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Meditation for the Damned

Mark Morford | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

You guys! Great news: Researchers have identified a new, fifth kind of boredom. It's true! Apparently the first four were getting a little musty, a little inadequate to describe what researchers say is a new, ultramodern kind of disinterested numbness.

Find Beauty In The Smallest Of Moments

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The Art of Suffering Is Love

Chade-Meng Tan | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Chade-Meng Tan

Compassion arises from understanding of suffering. When compassion dominates the mind, suffering naturally fades away.