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The Dark Days of Being a Solo Entrepreneur and 7 Core Mindset Tips to Push You Out of a Funk

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sky Mandala Marcano

Most of us solo entrepreneurs have had a dark day or two. Truth is being solo when running a company or brand can be difficult and most of all challen...

Seven Tropical Life Lessons From a Yellow Lab

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

Amid stress, pressure, and uncertainty in the world of education and beyond, sometimes it takes the "fur people" in our lives to make sense of everything.

Changing Your Mindset to Achieve Success

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

How Can I Change My Mindset? Many of us stunt our growth and stop ourselves from getting what we want by having a fixed mindset. We have that voice i...

What I Learnt From A Day With A Marketing Guru

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Jamie Scanlon

A lesson in becoming who you are, what others see and where you fit in the middle. It's not about me, it's about you Sounds like most breakups righ...

4 Lessons I've Learned in 2015

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Twardowski

The year of 2015 has been filled with all kinds of experiences: loss, grief, endings, new beginnings, major mindset shifts, disappointments, transform...

20 Lessons Learned In 2015

Joel L. Daniels | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel L. Daniels

Being human doesn't mean perfection. it means you live and learn and love and grow into yourself a little more each day, and pray you get as close to getting right as you possibly can. Word up.

Sometimes Not Helping Really Helps!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Think about that the next time you find yourself trying to rescue yourself or someone else from the consequences of their actions. Learning how to learn from our experiences may be one of the wisest things that we ever do. It sure beats the alternative!

Things I Learned From My Time as a Phone Sex Operator

The Establishment | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
The Establishment

I learned about shame, and how it silences our true selves. And more importantly, that we all have it -- so many people share the same fetishes, need the same conditions to feel safe, to get excited, to achieve pleasure, to feel their fantasies are fulfilled.

Have Courage and Always Be Kind and 7 Other Lessons Cinderella Teaches Us

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Audrey van Petegem

As I watched the movie with my young daughters, I felt that this Cinderella was a good role model for us all. She taught us eight lessons on how to live happily ever after.

Five Things an 87-Year-Old Nun Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

John Schlimm | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There is a beautiful interplay between the old and the young. Lessons exchanged. Inspiration shared. Secrets and miracles handed from one to the other. This relationship is what sustains the cycle of life, and propels the world forward.

14-Year-Old Gets Lessons in Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This year a teen delegation from the United Kingdom won a trip to Silicon Valley, courtesy of...

Twins Are Very Different (Lessons From Jacob and Esau)

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

When we hear the term "twins," we often think of two things that are alike -- twin beds, twin turbo engines, etc. However, as the father of twins (who happen to turn ten-years-old today), I can attest to the fact that twins are most certainly quite different from one another.

18 Things to Know Before You Turn 18!

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Within the next coming year I will be turning 18. Recently I have been contemplating what it means to be a adult and how an age makes me more qualified and more of an adult than I already am.

7 Lessons I Learned From My Childhood Pets

Erin Hinkle | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

For anyone who has ever loved and formed a bond with a pet, you understand the way they can make your heart swell with joy, or the comfort they give by sitting in your lap and letting you know they are your number one fan. Although they are no longer a part of my life, I have learned many things from two of my childhood pets.

Losing $180,000 in a Day & Other Millionaire Lessons

Timothy Sykes | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

It still stings a little bit, but my biggest all-time, one-day loss was a whopping $180,000. I thought I was in the right position shorting a stock, but after it kept getting higher and higher, I had to get out and take a loss on it.

On Photography By Susan Sontag: A Must-Read For Every Serious Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Susan Sontag's 1973 book, On Photography, is a true classic and should be read by all photographers. Not only is the book a great intellectual stimula...

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us bec...

Street Photography Rules Are Dumb

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image Copyright (c) Jonathan Higbee, 2015 One of the unfortunate side effects of the street photography craze is the plethora of people trying to ma...

51 Secrets Of Adulthood I Learned In My 20s

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

You are your own best friend. Or worst enemy. Choose the one you want to live in your head every day.

Come Dream With Me...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

I've always been a vivid dreamer, both when I am asleep and when I am awake, and have always felt there to be a lot of meaning behind the dream state....

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

10 Tips to Make Switching Schools Easier

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing schools sounds simple, but it almost never is. Parents should carefully consider whether or not switching schools is the most appropriate option. Sometimes it may be best for parents to sacrifice or delay their own new opportunities in order to ensure stability for teens or adolescents, but that's not always possible or realistic.

Being Present

Haley Pereyo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Teen
Haley Pereyo

I sweat the small stuff, big time. So to have a moment, where my mind and soul went "No, this is our moment. We can take some time for ourselves and it is okay," was mind blowing to me. Now that I've had this moment, I want to have more and I think that might be the most promising part of all of this.

Life Lessons From Being a TEDx Speaker

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

You may have had being a TED speaker on your "bucket list." It's been on mine for the past few years. So you can imagine my delight and excitement w...

10 Things No One Tells You About Running Your Own Company

Kosta Petrov | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Kosta Petrov

I quit my super fancy job in Dubai. I shipped over ton of my stuff and moved back home to start a business that would bring global business knowledge to the world's emerging markets.