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Overcoming Challenges

Breaking Through Your Limitations

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

The next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with learning something new, take a step back. Honor all that you already know, the size and majesty of the bubble that surrounds you. Relax, knowing that your efforts will succeed.

What My Dog Taught Me About Irrational Fear, Taking Risks and Finding Joy

Lee Gaitan | Posted 05.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

I was frustrated with Jif, but the parallels to my own life were too stark to ignore. How many times had I allowed my irrational fears or limited vision to keep me from a new and wonderful experience?

What I Learned Volunteering With the Nonprofit No Barriers

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Carrie Visintainer

The end result is something I'm proud to have been a part of, an experience that's impacted my life in a positive way. I'm glad I overcame my own obstacles to take part in the planning, and I can't wait to savor the exciting culmination of our work.

Instant Achievement

Laura Berger | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Laura Berger

We undulated the never-ending steep path while clumsily hurdling felled trees many feet in diameter and used limbs lain from bank to bank to cross rivers like a tightrope. Someone did occasionally end up in the drink.

How Self Love Gave Me The Strength To Overcome Life's Challenges

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The truth is you can endure any feeling. You can make decisions about who elevates your spirits and energy levels and who depletes you. You can hand select and piece together the community that will love and support you. You can create your best possible life and although it will not ever be perfect -- it can be wonderful and even surpass your greatest expectations.

Why Certain People Seem To Get 'Stuck' In The Past

OWN | Posted 04.08.2015 | OWN

As an ordained minister and a life coach with a celebrity clientele, Tim Storey has worked with vastly different types of people. They've all had uniq...

The Call You Don't Want to Make and the Miracle That Happened As a Result

Lisa Bloom | Posted 04.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Bloom

It was a difficult call to make. I was torn, knew I had to make it but felt unsure, unsafe, sad. I had procrastinated. Found anything else to do rathe...

How to Turn Your Struggle Into Your Gift

Erin DiAngelis | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin DiAngelis

I now know that we all have the capacity to turn our shadows and struggles into our greatest light. In fact, I believe that's what we're meant to do. It's my hope that we can ALL turn our struggles into our gift back to the world, because if each of us did that.

Recognizing the Gift Each Moment Bears is a Mindfulness Practice

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

What gift has been laid at your feet today? Perhaps now would be a great time to stop, look down, and appreciate it, because as with my roses, it may not be there forever. Appreciate the gifts that life brings you in every moment. You deserve them.

Yoga Hate: 6 Ways to End Exclusion and Up Oneness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.

5 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Dream

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

We all have a dream. To do the very thing that we love to do that makes us feel fulfilled, vibrant, and more alive. The very thing that excites us every day and leaves us in a state of wonder over all of our opportunities for creation.

Why Pray When You Can Worry Instead?

Kathleen Pasley | Posted 03.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kathleen Pasley

January is upon us. For me, this is no kidding time -- when I find myself either starting to implement that list of resolutions I made on New Year's ...

How to Release Your Holiday Expectations and Enjoy 'What Is,' No Matter What's Going on in Your Life (Or the World)!

Erin Cox | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Sometimes we have completely unrealistic expectations of ourselves and the way we idealize that everything should be. If we can just roll with it all, focus our energy on what brings us the most joy, and keep our expectations realistic... accepting what "is," then, we will have the happiest holidays ever.

Get Your Sh*# Together When Everything Is Falling Apart

Erin Cox | Posted 01.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Cox

The other morning was a hilarious train wreck. I started my day with deliberate calm by getting myself completely up and in my workout clothes, applying a little makeup, and spending a good 40-minutes in meditation and prayer. It was going to be a day of flow and ease!

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Running Away to Creating Your Path

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.26.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My decision to quit law was more about running away from a job and lifestyle I didn't like and less about running towards a business and lifestyle that would serve me. Looking back, some statements needed some tweaking.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: The Step of Faith

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My favorite scene in the third installment of the Indiana Jones movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is when Indiana must complete 3 tasks to reach the Holy Grail.

The One Thing That Elizabeth Gilbert Says Is At The Root Of Every Problem

OWN | Posted 10.02.2014 | OWN

As the author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert embarked on a spiritual and literal journey across Italy, India and Indonesia, in hopes of overcom...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Hating to Loving Vulnerability

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Last time, I wrote about how traveling the road between employment and entrepreneurship is just one way to grow and develop as a person; to connect with the essence of who you are.

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Should You Be Traveling This Road

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

The thing about growth is that it's not always easy, and making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship provides a unique set of experiences that can stretch and pull you in a variety of ways.

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

Overcoming Challenges

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

Adversity is part of life. How you overcome that adversity and rise to the challenges in your life can really start to define you as a person. For better or worse, that is something I learned early at a very early age. While some may find that tragic, I find it empowering.

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

Appreciating What We Have

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

It is not difficult to be grateful for all the positive and pleasant experiences and blessings in our lives. This does not mean that experiences which are difficult and negative are without their own purpose and value for us to be equally grateful.