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The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

The Happiness Ratio

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself chatting with a woman I hadn't met before. She was working a whole lot of hours. She had several kids. She didn't sleep much. ...

I Won't Let The Memories Of High School Haunt Me

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 06.09.2016 | Teen
Valeria Laura Rigo

It was my first year of high school, and after 4 months, I had finally decided it wasn't so bad. Where were all those insults and bullies I had seen i...

Facebook: A Museum of Memories

James Stoddah | Posted 05.31.2016 | Fifty
James Stoddah

Earlier this year, I had an unwelcome reminder of my age. I received an invite to a Facebook group, QEGS @50. My school year were all turning 50 this year so the group was founded to organize a reunion. Accepting the invite opened a magical box of retrospect.

Digging Out of the Talking Trap

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

I fell into a trap recently. A talking-trap. A guy-who-wouldn't-stop-talking-to-me-no-matter-what-I-did trap. It happened while Hubbie and I were vaca...

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word That Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, And Less Disappointed in Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.

5 Thoughts to Stop Thinking So You Can Have Your Best Life

Daniella Whyte | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Daniella Whyte

So, since you should want to think positive thoughts, here are five common thoughts that you need to stop thinking so you can have your best life.

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

A Serious Plea to Stop Doing This Immediately

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Putting ourselves down can be a tempting habit. It makes us seem humble. It fills the dead air of conversation. It gets ahead of others who might put us down first.

4 Steps To Letting Go Of The Past Once And For All

Randall Hartman | Posted 02.23.2016 | Fifty
Randall Hartman

You never got over the divorce. Your best friend betrayed you. Your kids hurt you. The boss gave the promotion to someone less deserving. Over the years the garbage heap of the past weighs you down. This is a serious problem. It's critical to let go of the past.

How to NOT Be Oprah

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I used to want to do great things. I mean REALLY great things. Sometime around the age of nine I decided that I was put on this planet to do truly a...

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So...you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Can You Trust Your Own Perceptions?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

My point here is not to insinuate that all of our current reactions are merely reactions to our past. It's simply to offer a new way of looking at the world that can help us make sense of some of our perceptions that may be off and to alter our behavior accordingly.

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...

The Next Time You Make A Mistake, Remember This

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.14.2015 | OWN

We all have dark spots on our past -- mistakes, broken relationships, failures, whatever they may be. While some people allow their missteps to become...

Why Living 'Presently' Could Ruin Your Entire Life

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Hardy

Although this advice is alluring and justifying, it often fails to produce desirable results in the real world. Actually, in many cases, it ruins people's lives.

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

Why You Should Build a Bridge

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

We have all had bad stuff happen in our past -- no matter what age! Those of us who integrate these things, resolve them, learn from them and move on are generally healthier and happier.

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

An Open Letter to My Future Self

Sheena Amin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Sheena Amin

You're smiling as you read this because you understand that the choices I make today affect you and your daily life right now. You are truly proud and honored to have been me because your overall journey sprinkled with mistakes, hardships, rejections, failures, and heartbreaks became your recipe to the happiness that resides in you in this very moment.

The Present Is a Wonderful Gift: 8 Exercises on How to Discover It

Martín Llorens | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Martín Llorens

The following are eight exercises that you can put to practice whenever you want to consciously connect to your present and discover the only reality that truly exist in our lives, the magic behind the power of now.

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

Elyse Santilli | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Many of us put our happiness and dreams on hold for another day, when the truth is life is happening right now. If you want to make positive changes, today is the day. Want to know where to begin? Here are 30 things to start doing for yourself.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

Don't Chase Memories

Hope Kumor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Hope Kumor

Memories. Whether they're good or bad, we all have them. Unfortunately, there are those you prefer not to remember, but for the most part, your mind flocks to the better memories.