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Solve Your Problems by Not Trying to Solve Them

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jock Gilchrist

Let's take a look at how we go about problem-solving. First, what exactly is a problem? "Problem" is defined as: a matter or situation regarded as u...

Scientists Asked 650+ People, 'What is Happiness?' This Is How They Replied.

David Sze | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Are people confused about their own happiness? Or are researchers stuck in their ivory towers, blinded to the needs of the masses?

How Americans and Chinese Think About Happiness Differently

David Sze | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Researchers and thinkers have often claimed that cultures can be divided between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures. The former prioritize individual satisfaction and achievement, while the latter prioritize the collective goals of the family, group and society.

Whose Expectations Are We Fulfilling?

Arabelle Yee | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Arabelle Yee

The first step to collectively create this shift is awareness. Awareness of where we are, awareness of our thoughts and awareness of our own insecurities. However, awareness alone is not enough. It must be followed by a decision to make that conscious shift and the action to start doing so.

Transcendence for Realists

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Lawrence Rifkin

A rush of powerful, transforming emotion. A love that overwhelms. A bolt of altered perspective. An encounter with pure beauty. A profound realization of significance--or insignificance.

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

David Sze | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

What can we learn from the "father" of positive psychology's two theories of happiness? Don't chase pleasure or positive emotions. You don't have to be sunny all the time in order to flourish. Instead, pursue flow states, and serve something bigger than yourself.

One Easy Way to Find Your Life's Purpose and Boost Your Brain's Health

Maria Nemeth, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Nemeth, Ph.D.

"I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me." -- Charles Fillmore, Uni...

How to Find Unconventional Bliss

Amanda Wowk | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Amanda Wowk

The universe constantly delivers signs that you're on the right path; you just need to heighten your awareness of its guidance.

How to Stay Fully Charged As a New Entrepreneur

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

New entrepreneurs routinely jump into a startup with a full charge of passion and energy, but often find themselves drained of both after a few months by the workload and challenges.

We're Not Easy: The Millennial Minimalism Series

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Kaydanovsky

I am a millennial and I am fascinated with the idea of minimalism. And no I'm not talking about the art form or furniture style; I'm talking about a lifestyle.

One Life-Changing Goal You've Forgotten to Set

Elyse Gorman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

We start to believe that we are our roles, titles and labels, like teacher or employee, writer or runner, parent or sister, wife or single. We start to believe that they somehow encompass our worth and value, and without them we are nothing.

It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

What's Your Story?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

If you think about it, life is all about stories. The stories we tell others. The stories we tell ourselves. If you never thought of yourself as an author, it's time to challenge your thinking since you are. Each of us weaves stories all the time.

7 Steps To Finding Your True Purpose

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com With average life expectancy now approaching 80, Americans can look forward to spending almost two decades enjoying r...

A Voice Found

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

The voice. It is the purest reflection of one's self and is the instrument from which our passions pour. It carries our emotions, gives wings to the ...

What I Learned From Crashing a Funeral

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

It was raining when I woke up. How fitting. Today I was going to follow in the footsteps of the wisest and sharpest professor I've had to date. I wa...

The Meaning of Life (the Real One, not Monty Python)

Peter Samuelson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

isn't one of the defining features of an alert life in its third and terminal act, surely to look back, look forward, and to ask what this is all for? I have, and I continue to do so.x

Millennials Remind Us All to Search for Meaning

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.12.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

We need not look at statistics to see the positive rapport between generations. Just take a look at Millennials themselves. They are visibly trying to look like their parents and grandparents.

A Sign From God

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

Viktor Frankl realized he could not resolve the matter and got up to go home. As he left, he thought that if there ever was a time that a man could use a sign from God, this would be such a time. The issue was beyond human resolution.

How Passion and Procrastination Can Help You Get Ahead in Your Career

Carson Tate | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carson Tate

Passion drives procrastination -- high performance procrastination. It shows us very quickly what lights us up, what drives results, what engages us and others -- and, on the flip side, what doesn't. Procrastination begets clarity. And that clarity enables you to access passion and get ahead in your career.

How to Inspire Your Team

David Dye | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
David Dye

When I was sixteen years old, I told my father I wanted to be a vegetarian. "That's great!" he said, and jumped up from the couch, went to his file cabinet and pulled out old magazine articles and copies of nutrition guidelines.

Goals, Rainbows and Gold

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

People usually set goals because they want the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This is awesome, and pots of gold are too. But the problem with only focusing on having that pot of gold is that you completely miss the rainbow you followed to get there.

5 Barriers Standing In The Way Of Your Dreams (And How To Fix It)

Tanuja Ramchal | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanuja Ramchal

Achieving your dreams takes courage. If you follow these simple strategies above, I believe you'll grow into the person you want to be while finding joy on the path. Isn't that what we all strive for?

The Quest for Purpose

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Whether it is something I've chosen or it has chosen me, my life is filled with great purpose and meaning. With every breath I am given, I will always seek to share good, show love, and reflect the beauty that is life.

5 Ways to Learn From Troubling Times

Kathleen Pasley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Pasley

Most of us dread and despise difficult times -- whether it be financial woes, relationships breaking down, marriages ending, losing a job, fighting wi...