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Mantras

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

Rachael Yahne | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Rules bring about order, and order is much easier to cope with than guilt of being selfish. So I'll share the only rules I live by, the ones that have had me traveling the world, falling in love, making big moves after cancer.

5 Mantras to Help You During the Holidays

Angie Sarhan | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

We all know that this is the most wonderful time of the year. (And if we forget, we usually hear the song about five times daily to remind us.) But it can also be a hair-pulling, stress-inducing, anxiety-producing time.

The Empowering Effect of Daily Mantras

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Believe it or not, while the thought may sound inconsequential, mantras can actually play a vital role in our progress towards our goals, as well as our growing success.

10 Mantras On Gratitude for the Single Mom

Lisa Dubino | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Dubino

I'm grateful for my friends for sharing stories, laughter, and hugs. I'd be lost without them. Good heavens, the tales of woe they've had to endure. Without passing judgement. And their generosity. I've got some good friends!

'The Grass Is Always Greener On Someone Else's Facebook Page' And More Advice For Modern Parents

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents

Despite how tough parenting can be sometimes, throwing temper tantrums is frowned upon for adults. (How unfair is that?!) Yes, a big part of paren...

Wise Music to Soothe the Savage Beast of My Mind

Chris Corbett | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts
Chris Corbett

Her career is an interesting story of how an artist representing traditional wisdom made their work more approachable by evolving to a contemporary sound with the encouragement of a rock producer and a pop diva.

7 Calming Quote GIFs To Get You Through Even The Worst Of Times

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

When life begins to feel like just a little more than you can handle, mentally repeating a few short, relaxing words can work wonders on your stress l...

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

There is nothing more humbling and rewarding than taking advice from your kids. Can I make myself feel better by taking credit for my son's intuitive words of wisdom? Maybe not. But I can be smart enough to pay attention. He's making good sense, so perhaps I'm not screwing up 100 percent of the time.

Disney Characters Have Some Surprisingly Wise Life Advice

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living

When life gets you down, you know what Queen Elsa will tell you to do: Let it go, let it gooo. But even before "Frozen" came along, Disney characte...

These Mantras Are Here To Remind You That You're Perfect The Way You Are

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living

We all realize that social media is basically a highlight reel -- but just because we know that our newsfeed is often an ostentatious representation o...

7 Powerful Mantras To Live Your Life By

Next Avenue | Patricia Corrigan | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Patricia Corrigan “Be bold in doing the rest of your life.” That’s what Gail Sheehy wrote in my copy of h...

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

How I Plan to Make 2015 About Being, Not Doing or Having

Alka Pratap | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Alka Pratap

The fundamental mistake I've always made has been to pursue my goals and seek fulfillment through them. When I think back, this doesn't seem like a great recipe for a happy life because I tend to strive for things that aren't all that easy to achieve.

My New Year's Resolutions Are Already Old

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

We are only into the first days of January 2015, and I have blown all of my New Year's resolutions. Here is the list I vowed to finalize before the ...

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

5 Mantras For Mindful Mamas

Shannon MacLaggan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Shannon MacLaggan

Mantras have the power to disconnect you from the disarray and the chaos and tap you into the beauty and the possibility of the here and now, before judgement and before thinking.

Mindful Mantras for Teachers

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Sarah Rudell Beach

A simple way for teachers to bring mindfulness to the act of teaching is to recite a mantra -- a short phrase that helps us on those days when our classroom feels more like Lord of the Flies than Dead Poets Society.

Hairballs, Happiness and Mantras

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Empowering also entails a responsibility to others to permit them the space to become who they are meant to be, not who I want them to be. And finally, "opening" creates a channel of connection to the people in my life. Where I once built walls, I now build bridges to hope.

5 Mantras for Mindful Parenting

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

Taking a mindful pause is one of the most important actions we can take to make us more patient in our parenting. Yes, our children push our buttons; they challenge and frustrate us. But many of their behaviors are out of our control.

6 Reasons to Chant With Your Kids (and 5 Ways to Do It)

Shannon Sexton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sexton

We live in a hurry-up world -- and so do our children. How can we, as families, slow down, connect with each other and ourselves, and enjoy the present moment?

9 Self-Assuring Affirmations For When You Need A Little Boost

Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Mantras From the Womb: A Portrait of Deva Premal and Miten

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

It's been nearly two decades since Deva Premal and Miten launched their global mission to deliver the message of chanting mantras. A mantra is a sacre...

8 Reminders That The Best Is Yet To Come

Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The True Meaning Of Mantras

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

As tools, mantras can no more control our thoughts or our children than our iPhones can control the person with whom we are speaking. But they can facilitate communication and understanding. And they certainly make our lives easier.

Finding Stillness In A Busy Culture

Susie Moore | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The good news is that stillness is within us. We do not need a quiet garden, secluded beach or a zen room with candles flickering before us in order to find it. The amazing thing about our personal power is that we can be still, wherever we are and whatever we are doing.