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How To Unleash Your Creativity

Pragito Dove | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

What is creativity? Are your conditioned ideas keeping you in a box? How can you find out where your creativity lies? Creativity has nothing to do wi...

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Clearly the idea that grit is one of the keys to success has grabbed our curiosity. After all as Angela herself writes in the book after asking three hundred American adults to tell her how they felt about their grit scores: "In the entire sample, there wasn't a single person, who upon reflection, aspired to be less gritty."

3 Traps Guaranteed to Make You Stuck in Your Career

Tanuja Ramchal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Tanuja Ramchal

As a coach, I see students and professionals falling into the same traps I did. In this article, I offer questions designed to avoid three common ones by bringing more self-awareness and inquiry to the career planning process.

Visas for Life: Finding Unexpected Callings

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.05.2016 | Books
Adele Scheele

Akira Kitade stumbled onto a story and, in the process, stumbled onto his own calling: to uncover the identities of seven photographs preserved in an album from 1940 by his former superior in the Japan Tourist Bureau (now JTB).

4 Signs You Aren't Living Your Life's Purpose

Rachael Yahne | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Often, and especially in times of personal struggle, we can't definitively know what is the right thing to do next, or even what's working. But we can identify what is wrong. We can point to what isn't working for us, what is leaving us feeling unsatisfied and apathetic, and we can start there.

How To Gain The Right Level Of Self-Confidence

Fani Stipkovic | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Fani Stipkovic

I always say, there are two kinds of people. People who dwell about what they could have done better yesterday, the mistakes have they made, or how by...

Does Your Dog Dig? Exactly What You Should Do About It

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

As far as vibrating/shock collars, I'm going to come right out and say it: remote trainers ruin dogs. I see it way too often. Getting shocked or vibrated in the midst of fun leads to insanity. Digging is dog play like balls, mud, and water are kids' play. Play, anger, and electricity don't mix.

When Your Life Plan Doesn't Work Out

Mimi Zheng | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Mimi Zheng

Let's rewind for a moment and go back to high school. Did you spend a lot of time making sure you got those A's & B's and participated in five different extracurricular activities just to get into that prestigious college?

The Dueling Obituaries

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

Which will win? The Future Obituary of Rebecca Mckown as Things are Today Rebecca Mckown, age unknown, transitioned back to her infinite self a shor...

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Zach Mercurio | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Zach Mercurio

Awakening your purpose takes the same practice and patience as developing any new habit. Here's how to start today:

How One Writer Overcame Her Fears and Got a Second Chance

Lisa Kerr | Posted 06.25.2016 | Books
Lisa Kerr

A few weeks ago I was on a plane having an epiphany about second chances and perfectionism while watching a film. The film was Burnt and the story wa...

Why Corporate Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

A few years ago during a Bluedrop board meeting, I remember one of our directors at the time, Lecia Stewart, injecting some philosophy during an analytic discussion. She warned us to consider a truism based on the ideas of Peter Drucker -- "culture eats strategy for breakfast."

To Ease Anxiety, Embrace The Tension

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

If we are to be forward moving, growing people, we must always pursue and learn new things, and the discomfort that comes with it is evidence we are doing just that.

Your Life's Purpose Called. (Spoiler Alert: It Wants You To Lighten Up.)

Tracy Otsuka | Posted 06.20.2016 | Women
Tracy Otsuka

Purpose is all about using your own unique superpower to make one little itty bitty corner of the world a better, brighter, and more meaningful place. As a bonus, using said superpower will also make you feel good about yourself, catalyzing an avalanche of confidence that'll help you do more.

A Paycheck Will Never Be Enough

Vikki Nicometo | Posted 06.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Vikki Nicometo

My friend and former colleague Jane* has a view of work that I admire. For her, a career is simply a way to make a living -- nothing more, nothing les...

How To Beat The Motherhood Identity Crisis

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

What these women who provide backhanded compliments don't realize; I was and am a better mother because I have a passion. I run in order to clear my head, to find my groove, and to have some alone time in a life that is otherwise dominated by and driven by caring for others.

Why 'Find Your Purpose' Is Terrible Advice

Zach Mercurio | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Zach Mercurio

"Find your purpose" is terrible advice and I'm guilty of imparting it to thousands of people. And for that, I am sorry. I'm sorry on behalf of the ...

Celebrate Capt. Jeff Kuss, he exhibited the best in all of us

Bill Douglas | Posted 06.06.2016 | HuffPost Home
Bill Douglas

"Continue to work towards that goal with a positive attitude and hard work, I'm telling you, you can make whatever you want happen in your life," ~ Ca...

Is Passion Really What We Need to Succeed?

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

If you want to succeed, you have to be passionate about your work. It has to be true. Motivational speakers around the globe say so. The prestigious ...

A Woman's Passion Saves Her Marriage

Amy Begel | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

No, I'm not talking about that kind of passion. I've been thinking about the whole "co-dependence" question, which prompted me to share a case from m...

Take the First Step

Toni Williams | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Toni Williams

Even though I have 20 years of not walking in my true purpose, I've learned things along the way that make me appreciate the current walk more.

How to land an internship at Google, from someone who did

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

For most people, landing an internship at Google seems unattainable. I mean, who actually gets to work at Google? That one genius kid from high schoo...

Got a Passion? Turn it into a Business

Carol Morgan | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

I was an advertising major in college. I am not exactly sure why I chose to study that, but I probably thought it would be cool at the time. Looking b...

'Feelin' the Bern'..... in Santa Barbara, CA.

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Debbie Davis

When receiving a txt from a friend "Bernie's coming to SB!", I couldn't resist getting up at 6 a.m. for a 7 a.m. long line to visit someone I surmised...

The Secret to Finding Bliss: Living With Purpose and Passion

Lindsay Sukornyk | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Sukornyk

To tap into greater pleasure and joy in your every day, ask yourself regularly, "Where's the bliss in this moment?" See if you can find the bliss even in the more challenging times and watch as your life moves into a state of flow.