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The Myth of a 'Good Death'

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Looking at the pain and suffering of living and dying within this context suggests that a "good death" for example might not be the one that looks peaceful and isn't messy, but rather the one that accomplishes what that soul needed to have happen to complete its work in this lifetime.

Why Life Happens While We Make Plans

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kara Post-Kennedy

I am not going to give up planning -- one might almost say I have a deep, driving desire to plan -- but I am going to question my own resistance to vulnerability.

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Never Give Up: 4 Ways to Keep Pushing

Tina B. Ladson | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tina B. Ladson

We may know of 1,000 success and happy-ending stories for others -- but where do we pull our energy from when we truly feel like giving up? I've got four ways to hang in there when the going gets tough.

The Lesbian Chronicles 8 : Karma and the Beach

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Just as there are those three doors on the game show, I believe that God or Spirit; in tandem with our soul; chooses one of three doors (or character types) for us.

How to Use the Law of Attraction for Storm Trooper Parking

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 12.14.2015 | Parents
Kay Tacke Morse

It's pouring in Portland. After a record breaking spring, summer, fall of sunshine on our shoulders, the clouds have stormed in. With the extra driv...

San Bernardino Shooting: The Power of Love and the Shadow of Hatred

Dr. Fran Grace | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Dr. Fran Grace

All photos credited to the author, unless indicated otherwise. The Shooting Just as I am drafting an introduction to the book, The Power of Love, ha...

Generosity Creates Its Own Ripple Effect

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

"Be generous when you've got something in your pocket and somebody needs it. It's not going to be a bad thing. Even if they go buy a beer, they just experienced generosity. You just experienced generosity. And that has a ripple effect."

Thanks and Giving

Lee Nadler | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Nadler

During this Thanksgiving break, I took some time to reflect. I just reread my post from last year's Thanksgiving weekend, which reminded me to do a c...

The Karma of Coldplay

Tim McHenry | Posted 12.04.2015 | Science
Tim McHenry

The Karma of Coldplay: A head full of dreams, and a community of shared rhythms What have 96 four-year-olds from Germany got in common with the four ...

The Surfing Guru

Tim McHenry | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Tim McHenry

If you are on a surf board, and think you are at one with nature, think again. Being a wave warrior and being on board the Rainbow Warrior are clear...

A View of the Climate from Death Row

Tim McHenry | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Tim McHenry

When ten of the 18 years spent on death row are also spent without sight of the sun, what could the view of the weather be? This wasn't quite the question initially posed of former death row inmate Damien Echols when he met Buddhist priest T.K. Nakagaki.

The Buddha Part II: What He Got Right and What He Got Wrong

Ted Cadsby | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

There are many elements of Gautama's philosophy that are compelling and useful, but some of his main ideas are antiquated and riddled with irreconcilable contradictions. It's worthwhile separating what he got right from what he got wrong.

Why Is Climate Change Not Like Being Mauled by Wild Lions?

Tim McHenry | Posted 11.12.2015 | Science
Tim McHenry

Whoopi Goldberg had a lot on her mind when she met the star of PBS' "The Brain" at the Rubin Museum in New York City a few weeks ago. "What makes me m...

6 Pounds of Spirit

Dave Roberts | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dave Roberts

During the last 13 years of my existence I have been inspired by the discoveries I have made about life, death and synchronicity as a result of the ch...

4 Hot Celebrity Couples: Will They Make It?

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Carmen Harra

Wouldn't it be heavenly to be able to decode compatibility on a deep, long-term level? You can, and it's as simple as knowing a person's birthday. Numerology is the ancient study of numbers and their influence on events, cycles and patterns in our lives.

Why I Think Yoga Is Out To Get Me

Michelle Combs | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

It might be paranoid to say that Yoga is out to get me, but Yoga is out to get me. I might be exaggerating. I actually adore Yoga. But here are just a few of my Yoga incidents. I can't bring myself to talk about the one hot Yoga class I took.

Saga of the Heart Continues In My Family

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
L. Steven Sieden

As I write this on October 7, 2015, my younger brother Phil is undergoing open-heart surgery. It was precisely 22 years ago (Oct. 7, 1993), that our ...

Divvying Up Your Assets the Conscious Uncoupling Way

Katherine Woodward Thomas | Posted 09.22.2015 | Divorce
Katherine Woodward Thomas

Dividing assets with a soon-to-be former partner is about as much fun as getting audited by the IRS. The happily-ever-after myth is built upon upward, not downward mobility, and the deconstruction of a home once built on love can feel as unnatural as attending the funeral of a child.

3 Unique Contributions: The Worlds of Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

Pankaj Jain, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.

The Hindu concept of oneness of the universe and the Jain concept of nonviolence are most urgently required today to save the planet from ultimate ecological destruction.

Uncover & Monetize Your Inner Genius

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

We all have talents. We are all good at something. We are really, really good at this one (or many) thing (s). It could even be something we are not fully aware of.

The Pattern of the Universe

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Halamandaris

A hundred years ago, a Scottish farmer heard a cry from a swamp near his farm. When he ran to see what was happening, he found a boy stuck to his wais...

The Psychology of Karma

Josh Korda | Posted 08.25.2015 | Religion
Josh Korda

Selfish and harmful acts result in feelings of lack of trust and connectedness with others, which is truly a dire state to find oneself in. I don't know how much misery Dick Chaney or Henry Kissinger experience, but I'm sure their internal realms would feel like hell to me.

What Is Karma? An All Together Podcast With Sharon Salzberg

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.14.2015 | Religion

We've all been there. Someone we don’t like gets dinged at work, splashed at the curb or dumped by their love interest and we look at one anothe...

Next To (and Above) Godliness

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
Tamar Honig

Specializing in works from the Himalayas, India, and surrounding regions, the Rubin Museum of Art is a true oasis in the chaos. Midtown Manhattan's cacophony of traffic noises and human commotion melt away upon entering.