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How to Save Your Marriage from Parenthood

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Amie M. Gordon I became a parent a year and a half ago, and my life changed forever. When I was pregnant, lots of parents gave me advice (Enjoy ...

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.

Living The Days-After In Dallas

Kay Wyma | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Wyma

Watching race upon race that brought with them unexpected insight. Here are a few things I saw that offered perspective on living the regular in the midst of life's hard:

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. ...

What You'll Find In The Opposite Direction

Gina Soleil | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Soleil

What are we doing? What would happen if we all stopped digging, catching up or wanting what we didn't have? What would happen if we chose to face the opposite direction -- to see everything we already have, everything we already are, as desirable and enough?

Battles, Scars And Perspective

Caren Siegler | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Caren Siegler

Sometimes it's enough to know that you did the best you could with what you had, you'd do it again if you had to (with a few minor adjustments) and you're truly proud of that person staring back at you in the mirror. And that you have no regrets.

An Inspirational Divorce

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Do not be a slave to others' opinions. Discard them as you would rotten food. For nothing good will come out of holding on to others' opinions. Your heart knows the truth.

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

Parenting Is All About Perspective

Megan Goers | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Megan Goers

As a new mom, a lot of this parenting job is a learning curve. There's trial and error and a whole of figuring things out as you go. It is such an all...

The Stranger's Comment That Helped Give Me Perspective About Divorce

Kathlyne Pham | Posted 06.14.2016 | Divorce
Kathlyne Pham

The divorce wrecked me. I was trying to put the pieces of myself back together, to be strong for my daughters. I was living, breathing, and practicing with every ounce of my being the art of fake-it-till-you-make-it. Putting on a brave smile during outings at the park, of which I continued to take them on many.

How To Cultivate Ethical Courage

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Brooke Deterline Sometimes we only realize our deepest values once we've contradicted them. For Tina, an up-and-coming African-American woman and a...

Excuse Me While I Lather My Child In This Toxic Death Cream

Sarah Kallies | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Sarah Kallies

I've had it. Please, and I mean this from the bottom of my overly exhausted heart, take your scientific pie chart and shove it.

Why You Don't Think You're Beautiful

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Gleb Tsipursky

Caption: Women by mirror (image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers peopl...

How Camera Drones are Changing Our World (and us)

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Claudine Chicheportiche

Camera drones are, literally, inverting the way we see the world. But could it be they are also changing the way we feel about the world? Is there som...

How Are Your Words Shaping Your Day?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Listen to your language this next week. What are you expressing and how are you expressing it? Are you being blunt and moving to the next subject? Are you using expressive verbiage to help your listener really comprehend and feel what you mean?

9 Shortcuts to Inner Calm

Carl Phillips | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

There are habits that can support us on our way to inner calm. Some would call these shortcuts but really they are just behaviors and activities that have the potential to help us. If we can ingrain them as habit we stand a much better chance of keeping our calm, even when life gets tough.

Facebook Made Me Realize I'm Not A Superhero

Angela Ashton Smith | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Angela Ashton Smith

The other day, scrolling through my regular news feed on Facebook, I broke down. I dropped the façade of the superhero mother who is completely at peace with her child's autism, and realized I was human.

How Can We Help?

Grace de Rond | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

By deliberately choosing to express love instead of fear every moment, we'll attract people who are doing the same, which will cause a momentum. By making our love unconditional, with all people under all circumstances at all times, we'll transform our world.

The No. 1 Way to Get What You Want

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

To again be clear, there's nothing high-and-mighty about any of this. People don't give me what I want because they think I'm all that. People give me what I want because I ask for it. Stay with me. This isn't as obvious as this sounds.

Success -- Part Heart, Part Soul -- All Up to You

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

If you really desire to change or attain your dreams, change your expectation and adopt a new normal.

Mother's Day Gifts I Will Never Forget

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leigh Pechillo

As I recognize the second anniversary of my heart attack, I will do the same thing. Appreciate all the smallest moments we tend to glance over, forgive the wrongdoings as the pain of remembering them weighs on our hearts and live every moment! Breathe in, breathe out. Smile. Hug. Love. Laugh. Live.

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...

Dear Cancer -- I Love You

Adam Piandes | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Adam Piandes

In the end, I believe I have two options moving forward: to fight or to love. The obvious choice for me is love.

What does it take to become successful?

Marcus Brumme | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Marcus Brumme

Being successful is en vogue. It always has been. Having success can lead to a happier and better life.