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Endure and Thrive

Marta Stemberger | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

We have one resource always available to us: The forces of Light and Love and Life, our three Spirit grandmothers that nourish us at all times. Let's re-member, re-connect, re-merge with them to feed our human Soul with their gifts.

Gentle Openings

Marta Stemberger | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

The snails are always at home, no matter where they go, traveling ever so slowly, leaving a moist trail behind. No need to hurry; they can slide int...

Think, Imagine, Create

Marta Stemberger | Posted 01.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

Mhm, it's nice to cozy up in a reclining chair with a mug of warm coffee in my hands, looking at snowflakes falling from the sky. Snow has an intere...

The Gift of Winter

Marta Stemberger | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

Winter is moving ever so gently along this year in New York City. Not much snow yet. I miss its quiet white embrace. The construction workers across...

The Secret of Unending Generosity

Ciaran Healy | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ciaran Healy

Generosity is an amazing thing. When we are generous, we build bonds that last. We make the world a kinder place. But the world has become much l...

Warmth of Thy Heart

Marta Stemberger | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

By now, we've woken out of the slumber imposed by the crazed commercial mode that we were steeped in since before Thanksgiving. We look around, and ...

Wisdom of the Heart

Marta Stemberger | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

We have probably all experienced that most New Year's resolutions fail fairly quickly. But why? As I see it, there is one crucial reason: wrong timi...

Quiet Peace Radiates Love

Marta Stemberger | Posted 12.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

Have you noticed how the most significant spiritual festivals have been hijacked by commercialism? The rebirth of the Sun on Winter Solstice (Hanukk...

My Heart Rejoices

Marta Stemberger | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

Have your ever looked deeper into the Christmas gift-giving tradition? How did it begin? Why has it evolved into the crazed shopping frenzy? In the...

Yearning of the Heart

Marta Stemberger | Posted 12.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

What makes human beings different from animals? We share so much with mammals: warm blood, ability to move around, biological processes. Yet, we're ...

Spirit Light Within

Marta Stemberger | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

Have you noticed how everything is easier on a sunny day? The air fills the lungs effortlessly, obstacles are less threatening, burdens lighter. Yet...

Working Moms: Get Conscious This Thanksgiving

Sarah Gibbons | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Gibbons

Let your ambition simply simmer for a few days. Let it breathe. Like a good pot of homemade Turkey soup. When you do return to work next Monday, you will feel refueled, energized, re-calibrated and ready to live a bigger, conscious life. Here are three simple steps to help you experience the holiday more:

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.

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.

20 Fun Ways to Relax on the Weekend

Tom Casano | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

There is a reason why Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" song is so popular. The weekend is a time to relax. It's a mini-vacation from work. Some people choose to read a book or go to the park while others take small road trips and have movie marathons. Even though there are only two days, you can still relax in several different ways.

A Totally Unexpected Antidote To Stress | Pam Masin | Posted 08.19.2015 | OWN

One Sunday afternoon, my 8-year-old daughter and I decided to spend the day exploring. We started with a ferry ride to the city, then wandered up to ...

Why Stress Is Preventing You From Getting the Fitness Results You Want

Dave Smith | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dave Smith

Almost everyone faces a little stress from time to time, but when that stress builds up or becomes chronic, it can be powerful enough to prevent fitness gains from happening altogether. Here are three reasons why stress can be such a fitness killer, followed by some practical techniques for de-stressing.

Challenging Definitions of Success

Susie Wolbe | Posted 07.29.2015 | Education
Susie Wolbe

Are you ready to challenge your idea of success? I went through the process almost 10 years ago with an organization aptly named Challenge Success! ...

The 3 Most Delightful Techniques to Defeat Your Stress

Tom Casano | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

We've all been stressed before. And it can create knots in your back, arguments in your relationships, and affect your performance at work. Whether i...

4 Reasons Rumi Is The Inspiration For Today's Love Songs

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Shahram Shiva

In the early days when I had just started translating and interpreting the works of the iconic the 13th Century Persian poet and philosopher Rumi, I became aware of what I thought then were strange similarities between Rumi lyrics and the American blues.

Soul Evolution Principal: The Four Stages

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Change, expansion and evolution is the reality of the physical universe. Our own planet has undergone near five billion years of evolution. However,...

10 Ways To Combat Stress In Under A Minute

Tom Casano | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

If you're in the middle of a busy workday or if you have young, demanding toddlers around, you might find it impossible to carve out even 30 minutes to meditate or do yoga. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.

Ego Is Good

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

There are a few common ways to control large groups of people, they include nationalism, promise of economic prosperity, spirituality and religion...

Are We All One?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Are we really all one, as we are being reminded seemingly on daily basis? The short answer is yes and no. Yes, because if we were to look at oursel...

Step Away From the Comparison Game: Be Grateful to Be You!

Noelle Nelson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

Harried, bedraggled, already late for work, you do your best to be patient as your kids scramble out of the car juggling school backpacks and soccer g...