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Inner Child

How To Preserve And Treasure Your Inner Child

Jackie Walker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

It makes me smile when I hear people say they look in the mirror and see their mother. The other day I heard a man wonder out loud how his dad's hands appeared out of the sleeves of his jacket.

Does Your Inner Child Want To Control You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Are you afraid to open to learning with your inner child for fear that you will discover that you have to change your whole life? Learn why this is a ...

Overeating Is an Abandonment Issue: How to Heal it

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

I love to eat, and then eat. It's just the consequences I hate. What's a potato chip but a prelude to the whole bag? What's an M&M but a tease for ...

Do You Ever Feel Unseen?

Terri Britt | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Terri Britt

The most important step you can take to release those horrible feelings of being unseen is to spend time with your inner child daily.

Love and Other Drugs

Samina Raza | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

So many of us who have been traumatized as children, who were unloved or not loved enough, who were rejected, abandoned, abused, develop addictions la...

How Do You Abandon Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

How often do you feel sad, alone and empty inside? How often do you feel anxious, depressed, hopeless, angry or hurt? These are the feelings we experi...

Letting Go of Destructive Childhood Patterns

Jennifer Ka | Posted 02.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Ka

We've been taught to live in fear: in fear of our neighbors, in fear of our friends, and in fear of our own families. "Trust no one," my father would ...

The First Time I Really Felt Like An Adult

Nancy Roman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I recently had a discussion about the 'inner child' -- the well-founded idea that there is a distinct part of us that is still the small child we used to be. With this concept, our greatest joys and greatest fears arise from the child we used to be. What we loved then, we love even more now.

How I Overcame My Inner Critic (And How You Can, Too)

Victoria Donahue | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Victoria Donahue

Here's an exercise to help you connect to your inner critic so you can understand what it's trying to protect you from. Understanding your inner critic's fears can help you cultivate compassion for it, and as a result have compassion for the part of you that's still carrying childhood wounds.

The Little-Known Secret Weapon for Ending a Toxic Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

"I feel so used!" I cried to his retreating back. The man I'd been dating five years and living with for two years was walking out our front door carr...

The Gift My Child Gave to Me

Jennifer Cabot | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Cabot

We possess a direct knowing that a happy heart is the tonic for life. Growing becomes an external pursuit of happiness, marked by a daunting pull of never enough, do more, work more, be something different.

Why You Need to Connect to Your Inner Child

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Natalie MacNeil

Do you remember what it was like to be a kid? To daydream? To imagine yourself in incredible scenarios of heroism, success, and love without hesitati...

Getting Rid of My Act

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Comedy
Dean Opperman

Far from being the leafy path to serenity, self help became the greasy downhill slide into insanity. I didn't snap out of it until I realized I was wrapping my legs in seaweed and singing to the seals as part of a Loon Point yoga-thin.

Our New Mother Within

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

The inner meaning of a mother is the force in us that pushes us to look for the highest in us. It is the higher will to gain the highest understanding of all: The understanding that our purpose is simply to BE.

Dream Boldly: 10 Questions to Rouse Your Inner Child-Wisdom

Laurie Seymour | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

What dreams lay forgotten within you, unvoiced and unnoticed? We grow up, go to school, learn about the world and gather information. Then we graduate, get a job, chose a partner -- become an adult! Growing older we make choices and take on new responsibilities. What happens to those distant dreams we had as children?

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

Why You Should Skip On Your Way To The Office This Morning

Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Kim Corbin is the founder of iSkip.com. Here she shares her personal GPS Guide on why it's OK to let your inner child take over from time to time, and...

10 Daily Steps to Keep Your Summer Glow

Elyssa Jakim | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyssa Jakim

Incorporating just one of two of these into your daily routine can add ease into your life in significant and surprising ways. Little actions such as these will smooth the stress and keep you in touch with your summer joy.

Dear Inner Child

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

I have been sitting at my computer for two weeks off and on searching for places to go. Yes, I am an adventurer. I love to travel, meet people, live...

It May Just Be Time to Unlock Your Inner Kid!

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

The antidote to this shame is joy, and I believe that this joy can be found in play. As we all know, joy can never be held in or tethered -- it can only live if we release it, and it is within this release that my freedom will be found.

8 Simple Ways To Tap Into Your Inner Child

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Remember when you were a child and everything around you was novel and beautiful, and filled you with a sense of awe? Unfortunately, the demands of ou...

Finding Self Acceptance in the Mirror of Anger, Blame or Disappointment

Julie Genovese | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

Has anyone upset you lately? When I get rattled, generally it's by folks who: 1. Blame others (and won't change themselves) 2. Judge & criticize (an...

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you want to move beyond emptiness and neediness, then practice these six ways of filling up. You will be amazed at the shift that occurs in your life -- both in your relationships and in your ability to manifest your dreams!

Why Divorcing a Family Member Might Be an Act of Unconditional Love

Tamara Star | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

If you want to change the world, if you want to love unconditionally and have compassion for others, that seed must be planted inside of yourself first.

Confronting the Loser Within

Candace Walsh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Candace Walsh

I was ecstatic when I found out that it had been chosen to be a finalist in two different categories. But I almost didn't go to the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards ceremony last Friday night. What was that all about?