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Adopting A Self-Care Mindset That Will Stick

Emily Madill | Posted 12.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

Image Licensed from Shutterstock What comes to mind when you think about self-care? Do you associate self-care with being selfish? Or do you see the...

Making Friends With Our Shadow Selves

Emily Madill | Posted 12.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

Image Licensed from Shutterstock Do you ever wish there were parts of you that you could change or hide from the world? Do you sometimes hold back s...

Trust In Your Inner Wisdom

Emily Madill | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

Image Licensed From Shutterstock How often do you discount your inner wisdom? Do you allow the noise from the outside world to overshadow the guidanc...

Transforming The Way We View Change

Emily Madill | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates What might happen if we transfo...

11 Hints It's Time To Surrender And Take The Path Of Least Resistance

Emily Madill | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

These 11 hints have become my telltale signs it is time to surrender and take the path of least resistance. These cues help me remember I have a choice in how I experience life. They help me step into the practice of creating space and allowing the magic of my life to unfold. If

3 Awesome Strategies To View Life From A Brighter Perspective

Emily Madill | Posted 08.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

Image Licensed From Shutterstock I have heard it said many times before that "the happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the mo...

The Way We Dance With Our Judgments Makes A Difference

Emily Madill | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

I use these three powerful questions as a way to check in on my judgments, and to help guide my dance in life. If these ideas resonate, give them a try and see if they make a difference for you.

7 Simple Strategies To Transform Your Invisible Dreams And Goals Into Reality

Emily Madill | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

Over time, I have come to see how my dreams and goals enrich my life journey. I have learned that being willing to show up consistently and take a step forward, goes a long way. Here are the 7 simple strategies I draw on to transform my invisible dreams and goals into reality.

Why Serial Givers Need To Open Up And Receive

Emily Madill | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

With clarity, our giving can become more purposeful and aligned with our integrity and authenticity. There is no greater gift than giving from a place of truth.

28 Unforgettable Gifts, According To The People Who Got Them

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 12.23.2015 | OWN

Illustration: Hye Jin Chung "When I was in my early 20s, I was working to put myself through college, and I was always broke. My sister Penny, in simi...

One Way To Bring Back Lost Moments In Your Life

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 09.30.2015 | OWN

I've kept a daily diary for more than 20 years. As soon as I record a day, I forget most of it. That's the point -- the diary gives me permission to f...

Life Lessons We Learned From The First Day of School

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Columnist Leigh Newman looks back on the dos and don’ts of that horrible, wonderful first day back in the classroom -- and how they apply to us toda...

The One Thing That's Keeping You From The Life You Want

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

The author of The Seat of the Soul and co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute explains how unworthiness keeps us from our happiness. by Gar...

5 Men You Need To Meet (But Not Marry)

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Adelle Waldman Some guys may teach you something, says the author of the riveting novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. That doesn’t mean you...

6 Ugly Truths You Need to Accept To Pull Yourself Out Of A Rut

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

They aren’t pretty, but they are the kind of wake-up calls that we need to give ourselves every once in while. Columnist Leigh Newman explains. 1...

7 Truths Women Have To Learn The Hard Way

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

The author of the unforgettable story collection The News from Spain explains the tough realities we all need to figure out. By Joan Wickersham ...

How To Make Anybody Feel Insanely Special

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Need to help out bummed-out friends, spouses, bosses, coworkers, neighbors, siblings, parents or plain old acquaintances? Columnist Leigh Newman weigh...

7 Things Your Husband Needs To Hear (Every Day)

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN


Columnist Leigh Newman reveals the small crucial utterances that make for a more blissful union. 1. "I’d rather be spending time with you." Y...

8 Things To Know Before Turning 48 1/2

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Lisa Zeidner A few crucial truths from the hilarious, wise, wish-she-were-your-best-friend author of Love Bomb: A Novel. 1. You’ll never h...

9 Secrets You Can Only Learn by Turning 40

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

by Jami Attenberg The author of the funniest, most endearing novel in years, The Middlesteins, explains the mysteries of the newly not-39. One M...

What A Tiny Gesture Reminded Me About Love

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman How one woman got through the toughest, most soul-sucking day. And how you can, too. Let’s pretend your name is Leigh. You’r...

6 Questions To Ask Before Breaking Up Your Marriage

Posted 12.19.2015 | OWN

What do you need to think about before calling it quits? The experts weigh in. By Leigh Newman 1. Do I Have A Hard Or A Soft Problem? If you ha...

9 Times You Should Never Take No For An Answer

Posted 01.31.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn If it's about something really important -- your career, your kids, your dessert -- you just have to channel Winston Churchill: "Neve...

Oprah: 'Gratitude Elevates Your Life To A Higher Frequency'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

For years I've advocated keeping a gratitude journal, writing down five things every day that brought pleasure and gratefulness. I did so without fail as a part of my daily spiritual practice for at least a decade. Then life got busier. I let my schedule run me instead of me running it. I journaled only sporadically and stopped taking note of the simplest things that brought me comfort and joy.

Oprah: 'Welcome To HuffPost OWN'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 11.01.2012 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

Understanding that we are all more powerful than we know -- that we are all connected to something bigger than ourselves -- is the real conversation I want to have in the new OWN section on HuffPost. In many ways, it is the only conversation, I believe, truly worth having.