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Awareness: The First Step in Our Journey Toward Peace

Karen McMahon | Posted 10.04.2016 | Divorce
Karen McMahon

Awareness is the first step in becoming conscious of our role in every upset. It is the beginning of witnessing our own perspectives and behaviors... the practice of 'mindfulness'.

The Path To Perception

Brianna Smalley | Posted 09.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Smalley

Walk the path of a positive, grateful perception and you will feel the difference and attract more of which you want in this life.

Power Of The Pomegranate

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 08.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Have you ever deseeded a pomegranate? This might sound like a strange question at first, but allow me to elaborate and then perhaps you'll better unde...

What Can We Learn From the Cincinnati Zoo?

Dan Mason | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Mason

Like many other animal lovers, I was deeply saddened by the news from Cincinnati where an endangered, 400 lb. gorilla named Harambe was shot and kille...

How Giving Up Multitasking Can Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living

After years of being a chronic multitasker, it was time for writer and digital consultant Verena von Pfetten to change things up for the sake of her w...

And the Eyes in His Head See the World Spinning Round

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 03.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Katherine Meadowcroft

Self-development is important to help solve the world's problems. It begins within oneself. We are all interconnected.

4 Keys to Mastering Love and Relationships

Lauren Weinstein | Posted 02.16.2016 | Women
Lauren Weinstein

The success of a regular mindfulness practice in business, sports and the arts is not breaking news. But less often discussed is its power to create peak performance in dating and relationships -- helping us not only to be more successful in your relationships, but also to navigate them with less effort and less stress.

The Lesbian Chronicles 5

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

This is the first time in my adult life that I will not be starting the new year with a resolve to diet.

We Are No Longer Fine, We're Busy Blind

Dana O'Dell | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dana O'Dell

We have stopped paying attention to the person in front of us. We have replaced genuine conversation with well-rehearsed platitudes. We glorify the bu...

5 Ways to Rethink Gift-Giving This Holiday Season

Brittany Policastro | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

The holidays certainly aren't what they used to be, but the shift to simpler times isn't completely forgotten. With the resurgence of local businesses and #GivingTuesday, there are more ways to get back into the actual spirit of this gift-giving season.

Be Perfectly Imperfect: Transform Insecurity Into Intent Today

Cortney McDermott | Posted 08.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cortney McDermott

The Perfectly Imperfect series is about acknowledging and embracing our individual gifts and quirks-our perfect imperfection. It's time we release the...

Fairy Tales Can Come True: It Can Happen to You

Robbi Rucker | Posted 08.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

What does fearlessness look like to you? Who do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? How do you want to be remembered? If you don't yet know that's fine, that's normal. Choreographing a new relationship to yourself takes time and evolves.

Brenda Zappitell: 'A Journey of Gestures' at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

John Seed | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Brenda Hope Zappitell, an Abstract Expressionist painter whose work will be on view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art beginning July 27th, believes that every experience of her life has influenced the forms and colors that appear in her paintings.

Stress Reduction -- How to Find What Works for You

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

There are thousands of articles out there on stress reduction that mention the many ways we can manage/reduce/eliminate the stresses in our lives. Th...

The Practice of Mindlessness

Steven Clifford | Posted 07.01.2016 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The world is a mess. If you who focus on what's going on today you will become depressed, lose sleep and entertain thoughts of suicide. By clouding thought and blunting concentration, mindlessness obstructs the intrusion of menacing reality.

Are Words a Window to the Soul? My Journey as a Dad, at Work and in Life

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Karthik Rajan

There is a time and place for a no, a child trying to put a hand in a stove is a classic example. For less time-sensitive endeavors, I always wondered, is there something better than "No, you cannot have ice cream unless you have your dinner," with hands on our hip?

My Transgender Life: Explain It to Me Like I'm a 6-Year-Old

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I wonder why adults don't look at change the way a 6-year-old does. Why can't we explain being transgender to everyone in the same way we would to our children?

Safety in Youth Football -- Finding Solutions, Not Fault

Jen Cohen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Sports
Jen Cohen

Football safety in America is a relevant topic with head injuries and long-term effects taking center stage. Everyone has an opinion. I'm sounding off as the mother of twin athletes who is more concerned about finding solutions than finding fault.

Abundance in Gratitude Equals Abundance in Life

Brianna Smalley | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Smalley

It's a simple formula that will transform your life. Say it out loud, write it down, think it, feel it, breathe it. Gratitude. Come from a place of thankfulness every step you take. Stop focusing on the problems, focus on the solution. And the solution is simple; I already gave it to you.

A Quiet Place: The Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford

John Seed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
John Seed

The newly opened Windhover Contemplative Center, a 4,000 square foot rammed-earth and wood structure which occupies the former site of a parking lot, wouldn't exist without a deeply held conviction of the late Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010): that quiet contemplation feeds and fuels the imagination.

Are You Bored?

Zach Dean | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?

2 Ways to Stop Worry from Stealing Your Dreams

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Next time you face a panic-inducing situation (public speaking does it for most), acknowledge your thoughts and feelings. Remind yourself that these are normal. It's okay to feel nervous. The trick though is not to judge them or ruminate over them.

Hacking the Mind Through Meditation

Craig Hunter | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Hunter

One way to promote healthy change is by engaging in regular brain-healthy habits. Using meditative processes to correct negative beliefs, bringing a sense of presence to your body and mind, and practicing mindfulness are all great examples of brain-healthy exercise.

Busyness Is Laziness?

Jordan Mallah | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Mallah

As soon as we pause and allow our frantic schedules to subside, the mind can begin to awaken to the deeper work of connecting to our heart. When we make time for meditation, yoga, daily practices or whatever connects us to the place of peace inside, true transformation can begin.

Redefining Success -- Lessons From Arianna Huffington's Thrive

Gordon Ching | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Gordon Ching

Millennials grew up attached to technology, wired 24/7, but Huffington's honest and fundamental perspective provides us a window of reflection into something that is often neglected -- to bring attention on the topic of our well-being.