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Embrace a Life of Freedom

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Most of us in the United States have just celebrated Independence Day. While this is a great time for food, family and fun, many people in the world t...

Going Head-to-Head With Your Inner Enemy: Using 'The Tools' to Unlock Your Full Potential

Omega Institute | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

I have a saying that peace is an active state of mind. We're trying to combine the sense of peace with the necessity for constant work. Peace was often defined as something languid and laid back, a state where you can fold your tent up, stop making an effort, and stop being vigilant. That's not what peace is.

3 Amazing Ways to Choose Love Over Fear

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

Throughout time, poets, philosophers and psychologists have generally agreed that there are really only two emotions -- love and fear -- and every...

Two Pieces of Advice if You Are in Search of Your Calling

Carol Brailey | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

In recent days I have encountered several people who declare their current job is not providing them with the feeling of fulfillment, yet when asked, ...

Humble Beginnings, Real-Life Stories, Incredible Success

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Bon Jovi is today one of the bestselling musicians in history. During the last 30 years, the band sold over 100 million records and played for over ...

Learning, Playing and Planning for Extraordinary Growth

Susie Wolbe | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

See Jane run. From my early days of learning to read, Dick, Jane, and Spot always seemed to be up to something. Running here and there. Socializing. ...

The Power of Perceptual Change

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Perceptual change is powerful. Knowing our roots and honoring our ancestors is a transformative way to rearrange the social fabric of our society. ...

Scientists Asked 650+ People, 'What is Happiness?' This Is How They Replied.

David Sze | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Are people confused about their own happiness? Or are researchers stuck in their ivory towers, blinded to the needs of the masses?

How Americans and Chinese Think About Happiness Differently

David Sze | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Researchers and thinkers have often claimed that cultures can be divided between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures. The former prioritize individual satisfaction and achievement, while the latter prioritize the collective goals of the family, group and society.

How Rejection Fueled My Fire

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jeanette Cajide

When I was around 13 or 14 years old, I was playing baseball with my male cousins in my grandparent's backyard in New Jersey and my uncle said, "You can't play. Girls don't play baseball. You'll get hurt."

Popping Out of Our Personal Space Bubbles and Being Open to Life Altering Conversations

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

I wear blinders most of the time. I electively navigate without my glasses. The world is a bit of a blur. I like it this way. There must be a phobia ...

Slashies vs. Yuccies: Real Faces of the New Creative Class

Nina Boutsikaris | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Nina Boutsikaris

A "slashie" is me. And maybe you. And most of the smart, creative people in my life. Some are learning to anticipate social trends that resonate with their callings, institutionalizing a niche into an actual job.

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.

Rendezvous With Myself

PolyXeni Kokovika | Posted 06.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
PolyXeni Kokovika

Her eyes twinkled with excitement, and she couldn't wait to shut the door. I'm sure that once I left, she jumped and cheered: "Yes, yes!" What do yo...

Use Money to Your Advantage: Strategies for Buying Comfort, Happiness and Growth

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Firas Kittaneh

According to a study by AARP, money can actually buy happiness. Their survey of 1,000 Americans aged 40-59 found that, "More financial security tops the list of changes that would increase one's happiness. Similarly, the top things people would have done differently in their lives pertain to finances."

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

David Sze | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

What can we learn from the "father" of positive psychology's two theories of happiness? Don't chase pleasure or positive emotions. You don't have to be sunny all the time in order to flourish. Instead, pursue flow states, and serve something bigger than yourself.

Why 'Backup Plans' Are a Deadly Poison to Your Dreams

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

You are going to be subjected to comparison. You are going to be "sized up." You are going to be criticized, scrutinized, discounted and dissected. But you know what? So what! You are going to be slapped in the face with humble pie, surrounded by passersby who will expect you to devour every unfortunate crumb.

Forgiveness Is for the Soul

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Eleni Makedonas

I now recognize that before offering my forgiveness I must acknowledge and understand my own feelings and emotions therefore, giving myself the opportunity to know myself better and grow as a person every step of the way. Forgiveness is my way of freeing my soul and moving on with an open heart!

Holistic, Student-Centered School in Bali Inspires U.S. Teacher Once Again

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

I had pretty much given up on the idea of ever entering a school classroom again as a K-12 teacher. Maybe it was the accusation of professional misconduct for giving a group of students a hug that left me soured?

The Master Storyteller: How Changing Your Stories Can Change Your Future

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

How many of us tell ourselves stories? Not the bedtime kind, nor the perfect crafted happy ending kind. I'm talking about our own internal stories t...

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Increase Their Energy

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Entrepreneurs are hardwired with ambition and drive. As a result, we are on the go 24/7, putting in long hours at the office, an exhausting travel schedule and much more.

How to Be Ridiculously in Charge of Your Life

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Being ridiculously in charge of your own life doesn't mean trying to control the uncontrollable, or trying to "manage" every element of your life. And it doesn't mean never feeling bad or being upset. It means having the integrity to recognize what is real, releasing the human tendency to resist reality when it's uncomfortable, and developing mastery over yourself and only yourself.

Learn Twice as Fast

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Have you ever wished you could learn a new skill or get better at something? Or even change a habit? It's usually hard, and you can make it easier. ...

I Was, But Now I Am

Nishima Gupta | Posted 06.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nishima Gupta

Far too often, we as humans settle. We settle into the comfort of our friendships, work, and relationships, where we live, or who we are - postponing ...