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Inner Peace

Are Some Things Getting Better?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Are some things getting better? The Practice: See progress. Why? There are always things that are getting worse. For example, over the past year,...

Gratitude: The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving as it is a day when I often find myself in our family room in front of the fireplace enjoying a crackling fire with family and friends. I enjoy giving small gifts that are an expression of Gratitude.

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.

Inner Peace Is Not 'Boring'

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Wiest

Inner peace is not boring because it does not remove or replace or shift or change your personality. It just allows you to accept it.

Practice Peace

Donna Henes | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Donna Henes

One by one and all together we must learn and practice the ways of peace, cooperation, compassion, forgiveness and understanding. We must put our spirit into action and be the change we seek -- in our hearts, in our homes, in our relationships and in our communities.

Finding My Religion

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

At 16, when I left the Jehovah's Witness religion, I made a scrapbook full of things I wanted to celebrate and do when I was an adult and had my own life. Cut and pasted magazine clippings for holiday parties and pink frosted birthday cakes were plastered on every page.

Lashing Out Is Losing Control; Calmness Is Strength and Power

Richard Kronick | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

A voice within me asked, "Who was the stronger man?" and chills slowly crept up my spine as I realized that it was, in fact, my father. While the other man had allowed his rage to overcome him, my father had controlled himself.

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...

I Might Forget This, But I Hope You Won't

Richard Kronick | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

Move kindly through life, remembering that everyone is fighting their own battle within. Be grateful that life is temporary, for that is precisely what makes it all so precious. Enjoy goosebumps, déjà vu, dreams and chills up the spine which remind us of the magic in the world.

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Transform Health Care

Charles Francis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

The recent rise in popularity of mindfulness meditation is helping people live healthier lives by helping them cope with stress in ways that don't harm the body and mind. This will lower the demand for health care services, and exert downward pressure on costs, and upward pressure on quality.

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.

Why Do We Have Cheerleaders?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Why do we have cheerleaders? The Practice: Don't rain on the parade. Why? Let's say you've had an interesting idea or moment of inspiration, or ...

Retiring From Google to Master Inner Peace and Work on World Peace

Chade-Meng Tan | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Chade-Meng Tan

A few months ago, after I celebrated my 15th anniversary as a Googler, and as I looked forward to an impending 45th birthday, it occurred to me that I don't have that many years left and I really need to focus on my two most important priorities.

We All Shine On

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun." -- John Lennon Last night after watching the nine-o'clock news (not recommended)...

Finding the inner peace

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

The walls of Begramoff Gallery in Brussels are decorated with stunning pictures in light orange, red and mystical dark colors. And in between there is Thép Thavonsouk, the Laotian-Canadian artists, dressed in a light silk dress and glad to greet all the visitors.

Reclaiming My Joy

Cindy Allen | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cindy Allen

I scattered her ashes yesterday, finally. The sun was setting and storm clouds were moving in on the lake. I took the box from the closet and carefu...

Why Without Inner Peace There Is No Outer Peace

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 10.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Just as a single match can burn down an entire forest, so anger can spread far and wide, affecting all it meets, and fear can incite further fear, leading to both violence and war. There is no end to the way we can negatively affect each other.

5 Actions You Should Never Regret

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Once we acknowledge that we must undertake these five actions with joy and without regret, we feel fully confident that no circumstance of the past can dim the brilliance of our future.

A Guy Can Be Spiritual, Too

Forrest Brakeman | Posted 10.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Forrest Brakeman

I have to confess that if you told me, a couple short years ago, that I would be writing about finding a "centered place of wisdom," or tapping "into that place of peace inside yourself," I'd have thought you were hitting the sauce a bit early in the day.

Freedom Is Not What We Think It Is

Jassica Nia | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jassica Nia

As most of us might have experienced, I grew up within the chains of culture, and grew up needing to conform to expectations of others and needing t...

Do Not Underestimate the Power of a Peaceful Mind

Rohini Ross | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

When we are caught up in our day-to-day worry and rumination, we are circulating familiar well-worn thoughts through our consciousness, but when we allow ourselves to relax, our thinking naturally settles.

Eckhart Tolle on How To Silence That Negative Voice In Your Head

Suza Scalora | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

Suza Scalora speaks with Tolle about how our negative thought patterns often dominate our minds--on a personal and collective level--and how we can prevent these patterns from manifesting negative situations in our daily lives.

What's the Most Important Thing?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

What's the most important thing? The Practice: Keep your eyes on the prize. Why? Have you heard this saying? The most important thing is to reme...

The Truth About Emotions and Your Health

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Carmen Harra

I hear more people confess to feeling depressed, anxious, isolated, or all of the above, now than ever before. This emotional discord within millions ...

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.