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Mental Wellness

How to Manifest Your Vision

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The great visionary Charles Chaplin in his 1952 movie Limelight talks about the law of desire and tapping into the universal energy. He says, "Life ...

Kaiser Permanente Is Retaliating Against Mental Health Whistleblowers

Sal Rosselli | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Sal Rosselli

Last month, the Oakland-based health care provider fired a respected psychologist, Dr. Alex Wang, who had reported to state regulators a pattern of illegal and unnecessary delays in providing mental health care.

Random Evolution, Intelligent Design or Both?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Right wing vs. left wing, Republican vs. Democrat, Intelligent Design vs. evolutionary theories, these constant battles of ideology seem to point to...

Does God Exist?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The English term God is too vague, vastly overused and no longer represents a unified idea. If I ask a hundred people about God in Los Angeles, I mi...

Mental Health Monitoring Goes Mobile

XPRIZE | Posted 05.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
XPRIZE

Ginger.io provides a way to get ahead of issues before they escalate, and it can alert your doctor to things you might forget to mention or think are irrelevant.

Mental Illness Means You Need to Reinvent Yourself

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dustin DeMoss

Managing a serious mental illness is a lifelong endeavor. The main proponent for doing so is the incredible benefit of not being on the streets or in ...

From Awareness to Change

Pamela Hyde | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela Hyde

For 10 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has been hosting National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awarenes...

The Future of Yoga: The Big Reboot

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Yoga gone mainstream is the best scenario that could have happened to our stagnate spirituality movement. Why stagnate? Because modern spirituality ...

Is Stress Making You Sick?

Footnote | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Footnote

Researchers in psychology and immunology have discovered that chronic stress increases the likelihood of developing an infection after viral exposure.

The Ugly Truth Behind America's Latest Glamorized Struggle

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jillayna Adamson

An essay on our overloaded quick-fix generations and the responsibility of evolving with awareness Our culture has romanticized the overwhelmed, comp...

Mystic Dreams

Shahram Shiva | Posted 04.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Those of us who dream regularly and remember our dreams assume that the rest of the world also remembers theirs. However, only a percentage of the p...

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Reach Out!

Gigi G. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

Why am I writing this post? On Thursday, one of our neighbors took his own life. He was a brilliant, talented man -- top of his field of work in Aust...

I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Selfies

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

Not only do selfies encourage us to engage with others, but ultimately they afford us an opportunity to connect deeply with ourselves. Who knows me better than me? What I most love about my selfies is that they chronicle my journey.

Visit Your Home Page: On Self-Resistance

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Loren Kleinman

A story is calling me. A story I can't see. This story, its wings are broken and its lips are cracked. The words that come out. The words that come ou...

How I Found My Heart (Again) After Hearing 'It's Over'

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

The Canyon represents a microcosm that exists for all of us, regardless of where we live. You will know it when you find it. It is the place where you can navigate the stages of grief. It will come to be the place where you can savor the beautiful moments and distractions of this thing called life. It is the place where you, too, can find your heart again.

9 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) Through a Breakup

Jessica Biber | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Jessica Biber

It's going to take a little while, but eventually, your heart is going to start beating again. And when it does, it's going to be a stronger, healthier, bigger version of itself. You're going to realize why love hasn't worked in the past -- and you'll be open to a love that matches this new heart of yours.

Triple Threat: Beyond Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP

Until the '80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill or the substance...

The Art Of Being Alive Series: What Does It Mean to Come Alive?

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 03.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

Photo credit: Brie Seavey, Olga Dossa, Gvantsa Mamatsashvili, and Ellie Savoy. (Edited by Adedayo) The image used is with their permission along with...

Why Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are on Strike in California

Sal Rosselli | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Sal Rosselli

These clinicians have an ethical obligation to advocate for their patients to ensure that they get the care they need in Kaiser's increasingly corporatized and impersonal health care system.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Live Fully Alive and Awake

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 03.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

The feature image photo credits: Brie Seavey, Olga Dossa, Gvantsa Mamatsashvili, and Ellie Savoy. (Edited by Adedayo) The image used is with their pe...

5 Awesome Holiday Traditions to Start Now

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayla R. Price

Family holiday traditions bring us together to share a common bond. From caroling on the weekends to baking gingerbread cookies with grandma, it's a...

5 Tips for Mentally-Healthy Holidays

Sarah Griffith Lund | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Griffith Lund

We can easily lose touch with the joy of the holiday season when negative feelings creep into our minds. Be proactive about your mental health. Minimize the hectic and stressful aspects of the season so that your mind and heart can be touched by moments of delight, awe, and hope.

Why Music: Telling the Story of Music and the Mind

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Meet Una Vida -- a jazz singer from New Orleans confronted with the daunting challenge of caring for herself as her mind and memory start to slip away...

College Applicants: What Matters Is Not What You Think!

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Stop worrying about getting into that special elite school. Take a deep breath. It will not make as much difference as you think. There are plenty of schools at which you will receive an excellent and well-rounded education.

The Importance of Meditation for Parents of Children With Special Needs or Challenges

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

On my end, I've written that my meditation practice has been my "saving grace." Okay, if I am going to be honest... it is stronger than that. It has saved my life. With my daughter, I probably would have lingered in a consistent state of depression. I've had bouts, but with my practice I could always get out of it.