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Giving Thanks in Tumultuous Times

Paul Perkins | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Paul Perkins

We live in tumultuous times. In cafes and concert halls, mosques and churches, hotels and schools -- people are losing their lives in senseless, brutal attacks. Meanwhile, politicians are arguing about closing our country's borders and expelling foreigners living among us.

7 Life-Changing Ways to Maintain Your Vacation Buzz

Tracy Dungo | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracy Dungo

Pull from the bliss you have at the beach and bring back a slice of that perspective to your everyday life. Here are seven ways to mix the hustle with the happy and take on the city life with an island mentality:

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.

Are We All Insane?

Chantelle Jahara Pinto | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Chantelle Jahara Pinto

The Tao Master raised his cup of green tea to eye level, its handle facing me. "What do you see?" he asked. "A tea cup and its handle," I replied...

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...

Life Is Not Fair

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 10.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

"Life is not fair." I think we all have uttered those words at some point in our life -- when we lack the ability to comprehend the life that has been...

What Does Your Therapist Think at the End of the Day?

Johanna Bond | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

In the course of our lives, many of us will visit a therapist for an outside perspective or help with a problem we are facing. What's going on in that...

Embracing the Awesome

Kerstin Auer | Posted 10.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kerstin Auer

Here's the thing: Perspective brings it all together. When you feel like you've hit a brick wall and there is nowhere to go? Switching perspective will show you a way, because there is always another way.

8 Things Positive People Do Differently

Avelist | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Some people go through life carried forward on the wings of good vibrations. These people are the chipper, resilient, Leslie Knopes of the world. But not all of us are born with the superpower to be naturally positive. Luckily, you can acquire positivity.

Shift Into Your Soul's View of This Moment: Here's How...

Sue Frederick | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Frederick

Today, in spite of whatever challenges you face, you can gain a new and enlightening perspective by putting on your "divine lens." When you embrace this new perspective, it empowers you to live everyday in alignment with your soul's wisdom.

A Divorce Inventory List

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

It took this crisis to make me take an inventory of what was important, and I was shocked to find that my divorce didn't even cross my radar.

10 Questions To Ask Yourself During The Divorce Process

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Having been through a divorce, I know the all too familiar feelings of disorganization, helplessness, confusion and always second guessing yourself. Thoughts can be exhausting when they are all over the place. Here are ten questions that will help you feel more centered.

8 Ways To Shift A Bad Mood And Feel Better Fast

Nathalie Thompson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Nathalie Thompson

Next time you're feeling down, give these eight strategies a try. Remember that like attracts like and that, by boosting your vibe, not only will you start to feel better in the present, you'll also be helping to keep yourself aligned with all the good-feeling experiences and situations that you want to attract into your life in the future!

Taking the Long View On International Travel With Kids

Kelsey Heeringa | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Kelsey Heeringa

Living in Africa had slowly made my son more culturally adventurous. Smiling with that rice on his face, I sadly thought how likely it was that small Finn would forget this entire experience. But more importantly, I was convinced that it was important anyways.

Prosperity Is Not How Expensive My Car Is

Grace de Rond | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

Living prosperously means doing whatever we do so well that we can't do it more effectively, and feeling good about it. In that case, we're telling our resources what to do instead of them telling us what to do. And money's working for us, instead of the opposite.

What Change Is Imminent in Your Life?

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo by Ryan McGuire at I walked two blocks from my office door to the cafe. I ordered some oatmeal and a latte "to go" from the bari...

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

The Broken Pieces

Jennifer Iacovelli | Posted 08.18.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Iacovelli

People respond to brokenness in different ways. Some attempt to put the pieces back together preserving what was once whole. Some rush to replace what's been broken ignoring the mess around them. Some clean up the mess and move on.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

How to Keep Your Peace and Say Your Piece in a Hyper-Sensitive Culture

Maimah Karmo | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

I was talking with my daughter recently. She told me a friend had made a comment to her, and she'd thought nothing of it; then afterwards, the frien...

What to Do When You're the Source of Your Own Problems

Moni Oyedepo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Moni Oyedepo

Below are a few steps on how to handle life when you realize that it's not Murphy's Law, other people, acts of God, the weather or any other outside factor that is ruining your life. It's you. Now cheer up. Everything will (eventually) be okay.

Overcome Your Fear And Live Your Dreams

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Remember, the word thought is not synonymous with the word truth. Your thoughts are not necessarily true or important and you don't have to take them so seriously. Think of them like passing clouds in the sky -- they come and they go. Your true self is the ever-present observer who watches your fear-based thoughts as they pass by.

Changing the Unchangeable

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

But then that despondency turns to gratitude. I am grateful. Grateful for the life I am living, the people I know and love, and the incredible experiences I've embodied. It's because of this very unchangeable component in my life it is so very beautiful and incredible.

6 Ways To Be Happier At Work

U.S. News & World Report | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Your commute home is agony. (Last out of the office again!) Afterward, your dinner conversation is bitter. (No one appreciates me at work.) Then...

Why Phrases Like 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' Never Stuck With Me

Chanel White | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

I myself believe strongly in the power of miracles, however, I will not put my life on hold for something that may not manifest itself in my lifetime. I would much rather be prepared for the wreckage, than live in fear of it.