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Are Our Plates Too Full? A Nation Confronts Addiction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Yesterday evening, thanks largely to the influence and convening power of Mehmet Oz, the nation was invited to talk about addiction. Among those weigh...

The Four-Letter Word HATE

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

(DISCLAIMER: This is the most hate-filled post I will ever write. But it is a topic that needs addressing.) "You're a sociopath! You're a fraud! Good...

10 Natural Ways To Manage Chronic Pain

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life.

What to Pray For

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Terri Kennedy

When a crisis happens, what do you do next? If you pray, what do you ask for? This poem by Rabbi Jack Riemer, adapted from Likrat Shabbat, gives us so...

The Refugee Tragedy in Burçin's Paintings

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

"I like to watch movies. Normally I look at them in the night and I draw my inspiration from the moving pictures. Indeed, I like fantasy and science f...

7 Strategies to Relieve Chronic Pain

James E. Groves, MD | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Groves, MD

View image | gettyimages.com Chronic pain is different from acute pain. Acute, sudden pain is a signal to fight or flee, to struggle or run. Chronic ...

The One Choice You Need to Make Today -- and Every Day -- to Live the Life You Were Born to Live

Julie Cantrell | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Cantrell

Tragedy, betrayal, abandonment, abuse, financial ruin, and illness? I've survived it all. And I refuse to let any of this harden me. I am here to love and be loved with an open and humble heart. And so are you.

Doctors Blamed Her Pain On Her Weight. Turns Out She Had Cancer.

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

EmbedContent(5627f583e4b02f6a900f7a01,,Embed,html,Some({})) When Elly Mayday started experiencing lower back pain two years ago, her doctors told her ...

Take Away the Pain

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

One of the many misconceptions in medical science is the belief that a scalpel is, if not a mystical device, then certainly (in the right hands) the c...

Beauty and Pain: Finding Encouragement in Strange Bedfellows

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Burkhart

I've been working on a photography project for most of 2015. Not necessarily with any purpose in mind for it. Or at least no clear purpose in the publ...

3 Steps to Forgiveness

Julie Cantrell | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Cantrell

Forgiveness can be hard work, especially when someone doesn't try to make amends. But it is possible to forgive even when a person hasn't asked to be forgiven.

On Evolutionary Love, Part 1

Marc Gafni | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marc Gafni

An unedited first draft text from forthcoming book The Path and Practice of Outrageous Love by Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid Ordinary love is a hum...

A Simple Solution to Help Heal Plantar Fasciitis

Sonima.com | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

Remember, the body wants to function properly, and all pain, such as plantar fasciitis, is nothing more than its way of telling you that it currently isn't. Align your body, and I promise those plantar fascia will stop that painful racket.

The Most Vulnerable Moment of My Life

Chris Grosso | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Grosso

I've been talking with a number of people over the past few weeks who seem to be going through some pretty heavy stuff (myself very much included). I ...

The Boys

Robbi Rucker | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robbi Rucker

There are four boys in my life; none truly boys at all. I don't think of them this way, especially now that they are all grown men with tremendous hea...

Are You Suffering Unnecessarily?

Judith Johnson | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Judith Johnson

Do you often find yourself saying "It isn't fair" or thinking you have more than your share of suffering? Do you play the story of "what happened to ...

My Body Is Like an Old Sailboat

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Each little tweak, each warning sign, if ignored, can turn into a chronic pain. I don't have time for chronic pain. So I learn to pay attention sooner, fix the problems, and do the preventive maintenance. That way, I'll get to keep sailing this "old boat" until -- one inevitable day -- the wind dies.

The First Day of School and Bullying

Christina Pacella | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

We talk about statistics and laws and punishments but we forget that as human beings we all have one thing in common: a heart. We need to open our hearts and feel.

Are You Causing Yourself Pain?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 09.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jenny G. Perry

Are you stuck in some area of your life? In your business, relationships, weight, confidence... do you feel like you're looking for the missing piece to finally shift it? Do you think you may be the one causing yourself pain? Are you finally fed up and done?

The Nebulous Nature of Invisible Pain

Annie Chagnot | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

I felt a "pop" in my hamstring as I swung my left leg into pigeon pose, then waves of what felt like electricity swirled up and down my thigh and calf...

Doctors, Death and Dignity: The Semantics of 'Suicide'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Death is the enemy, and it is not. Death is simple and inevitable, and inexplicably complicated.

I've Only Forgiven Twice in My Life

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I realize how often I've held onto pains that other people inflicted on me for days, weeks, even years. It was partly because I did not know any other way, and partly because I felt justified in my anger. But it was also because forgiveness does not always come as easily as it did in this one instance.

You Won't Find Athletic Success Without 'The Grind'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

If you're reading this article, I'm guessing you're pretty serious about your sports participation. I'm also assuming that, despite being serious about your sport, you do it because it's big-time fun.

Cannabis & Wellness: The Spa Connection

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Harding-Bond

To gain insight on what is causing the momentum, I decided to talk to Sandra Hinchliffe, author of The Cannabis Spa at Home. How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More.

Healing and Human Touch

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Early this summer, I spent several days in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV, with what proved in retrospect to be anaplasmosis (a nasty bit of tick-b...