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Lost and Found: How Starting a Passion Project Changed My Life

Sara Radin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Sara Radin

Three years out of college, working in the corporate fashion industry and living in New York City, I was frustrated and lost. I had great opportunities and creative freedom in my job, but I wasn't accomplishing everything I hoped. I wanted more for myself.

You CAN Love Someone Else, Even If You Don't Love Yourself

Scott Stabile | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Scott Stabile

I used to believe all the spiritual, New Age, self-help assertions, all those depressing ultimatums. You know the ones-- You can't really love anothe...

Dear World, Please Stop Comparing My Twin Daughters

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.03.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Who's bigger? Who's taller? Who's harder to handle? Who crawled first? Who's your favorite (OK, that one was from an adorable seven-year-old)? These are all common questions from the people that surround me. At just 14-months-old, these questions and comparisons are harmless to the girls. With two side by side, we can't help but compare them.

The Truth About Emotions and Your Health

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Carmen Harra

I hear more people confess to feeling depressed, anxious, isolated, or all of the above, now than ever before. This emotional discord within millions ...

YES! Happiness Is a Choice

Michael Feeley | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Feeley

What kind of life do you want? I say a happy one. Why not! Many people believe that you're either born happy or you're not. I believe happiness is...

6 Reasons Why Your Life Is a Pretty Sweet Adventure

Lacey Johnson | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lacey Johnson

Discover your pleasure principle and throw a party there like you're a 5-year-old with no inhibitions at all. Just greet your favorite things with the same enthusiasm and appreciation as your dog greets you when you come home after a long day of having been away.

Stuck? Get Unstuck With These Powerful Questions

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Alanea Kowalski

Mind mapping is a great technique because it allows your mind to run free without censoring your choices. But you can also use the same technique making a list, or using sticky notes.

The Truth About Personal Growth

Emily Pereira | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Pereira

"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." -- Budd...

Connecting to Desire: Reawakening to Aliveness

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lindsay Robin Christianson

It's easy in today's culture to spend so much time and attention on achieving "success" that we lose track of what it is that we love -- what we are passionate about and what makes us feel truly "plugged in" to the universe.

4 Truths That Being a Musician Has Taught Me

Liz Higgins, LMFT Associate | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Liz Higgins, LMFT Associate

Without fail, every time I sit down to the keyboard... the notes flow. They come with a friendly tone, recognizing me, and we connect for hours (which feel more like seconds).

Personal Disruption: What Is It and Why You Should Care

Whitney Johnson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Whitney Johnson

If you are the one being disrupted, it no doubt feels that way, even as the rest of us are enjoying the spoils of reading or riding anytime, anywhere. One of the best ways to cope with, and even harness the forces of mass disruption, is to become the agent of your own disruption -- to disrupt yourself.

What Is Courage?

Rose Caiola | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Have faith that you will rise up to reach whatever challenges you face, with more courage and confidence as time goes on.

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.

Through the Feelings, Toward Light

Robbi Rucker | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robbi Rucker

Today's my birthday and for the record, please note that I am not the celebrating type when it comes to this day. I prefer quiet, reflective, spontane...

10 Reasons Your Life Has Gone Quiet

Emily Bracken | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Emily Bracken

Despite all appearances and feelings to the contrary, what's happening is actually a hell of a lot. The universe is bringing everything to a standstill in order to conspire to help you become the person you were meant to be.

Does Your Life Lack Meaning?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you find that nothing really excites you or holds much meaning for you? Does your life lack passion and purpose? Discover the source of this emptin...

Dear America, Let's Rise Above Politics

Dana Laquidara | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dana Laquidara

It's getting rather tedious, really, the debates and the outrage, the taking sides. I can't remember a time when I felt quite so drawn in to politics...

What's Your Story?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.

5 Surefire Strategies For Entrepreneurs To Cope With Criticism

Kenny Kline | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

Being an entrepreneur means putting yourself out there -- and unfortunately, that means some people are going to try to drag you down.

The Truth About Healing: Why You Should Wear Your Wounds Like a Badge of Honor

Natasha Che | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Natasha Che

We live in a society obsessed about fixing wounds and finding remedies. We judge, analyze, and create theories about our wounds. We think we are not o...

An Invitation for Crowdsourced Dream Work

Erin McElroy | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

One way to get better at engaging your dreams, both waking dreams and those of the night, is to talk about them. Since dreams operate on the level of ...

The Circle Will Continue to Get Smaller...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

But the value of those who remain within that circle will only increase. What am I talking about? Your relationships with friends, family, and anyone ...

12 Ways to Help Remove the Barriers to Self-Love

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Pay attention to how you speak to yourself. Do you belittle yourself? When I grasped that I had allowed my mother's voice to live on in my head I quieted it by shifting my focus to thoughts of encouragement and self-appreciation.

Behind the Scenes of Being Seen

Stephanie Hope Dodd | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Hope Dodd

Behind every success is growth; underneath that growth is work; the roots of that work is pain. The expansion that occurs internally, when stepping out into the world -- fully in tune with your inner authority, will be deliberate and conscious.

How Having An Affair Saved My Life

Melissa Clark | Posted 09.22.2015 | Divorce
Melissa Clark

Many people have lectured me, saying I could have achieved the same results without doing something so unforgivable. But they are wrong. I never would have led myself down a path less traveled. I had to have someone else show me that it existed.