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Perspective Is Everything

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 02.10.2017 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

She told me that when you are looking at cancer from the outside and hearing the stories of other people going through it, you believe a diagnosis would be the end of the world. But once you are inside it and diagnosed yourself, you find a kind of clarity.

When the World Seems Upside Down

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 01.11.2017 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

When I was a kid, I loved seeing the world upside down. One of my favorite pastimes was to recline on my living room floor and stare up at the ceiling...

Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

The Trouble with Trigger Warnings

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Mariah Flynn Earlier this fall, incoming students at the University of Chicago received a letter from school administrators. In it, the freshmen ...

"I Did, So You Should, Too!"

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

The other day, as I stood in line at the local coffee shop, I was gently accosted by a well caffeinated, well intentioned acquaintance. She was sellin...

Should We Always Look For Silver Linings?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman Anyone who's ever shared struggles with a friend has probably received some version of the advice to "look at it from a different p...

25 Quotes on Anxiety, and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Anxiety is something that all of us have experienced to some degree, many times throughout our lives. Some of us have developed coping skills to deal ...

The Strange Thing That Happens When You're Done Having Babies

Dawn Yanek | Posted 12.01.2016 | Parents
Dawn Yanek

Iv Mirin/SHUTTERSTOCK Something happens when you decide that you're done having kids. And before you tell me that I might change my mind and ...

Moving From One Side Of The Table To The Other

Jackie Walker | Posted 11.15.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

This weekend my older son and family came to visit for their son's first birthday celebration. Conversations covered many topics and reminiscing became part of the pattern of the days. As I thought about our moments I recalled a memory from long ago shared by my father and me.

Five Ways To Make Your Wedding Planning Go From Stressed To Relaxed

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.07.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, I really hope this helps you break it all down... I know that it's not always realistic not to be stressed when you're spending a shitload of money and time planning one day, but if you just breathe, and remember that you CAN do this, your inner rockstar will shine through. Got it?

A Spiritual Meditation on Political Insanity

Philip Gulley | Posted 11.06.2016 | Religion
Philip Gulley

There's a couple I know who celebrated their wedding anniversary last month and she posted on Facebook about their crazy life together. That was a cu...

Can Empathy Improve Policing?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.31.2016 | Crime
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Overall crime rates are down in the United States. But looking at the news, it's hard to not despair. Police killings of unarmed black...

Know The Difference Between Reacting And Responding

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 10.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

The gift of challenges and change, even those I didn't choose, is that they continue to give me opportunities to practice being thoughtful in my responses and stay poised for all that is possible.

Powering Down Perfectionism

Kay Wyma | Posted 10.14.2016 | Parents
Kay Wyma

It almost goes without saying that the days of yesteryear seemed so much less stressful and rude and judgmental and on steroids than the days of now. Pressures certainly existed back then. Rude and judging have always been around; but maybe we took heed to follow elderly advice "if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all."

How To Deal With Your Whole Lotta Nothing

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.

6 Ways Raking Leaves Is Exactly Like Parenting

Robyn Passante | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Robyn Passante

I don't mind raking. In fact, I rather enjoy it, as fall is my favorite time of year and doing yard work gives me a fresh-air break from parenting. But after a recent weekend of the blister-forming repetitive chore, I realized raking is pretty much exactly like parenting. Really. By Sunday evening I felt the urge to read the leaves a night-night book and ask if they'd brushed their teeth. Don't believe me?

Study: Male Business Owners Are More At Risk of Cancer

Gene Marks | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

I have a good friend and client who runs a small business, and he frequently tells me that, even though his business is profitable, he's up many nights worrying about it. Now he's got something else to worry about: All this stress may cause him to get cancer.

When Life Laughs At Your Best Laid Plans

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won't be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot ...

Four Little Words That Can Change Your Life

Dawn Yanek | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Dawn Yanek

Be kind to yourself and...

Mind-Sight Is Not 20/20

Kay Wyma | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Wyma

One of the things we've been talking about around our house of late is mind-sight. Mind-sight has a little something to do with the way our minds pic...

Take Back Your Power

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Last week I had just finished re-landscaping my backyard when, within 24 hours, a new direction regarding the path of Hurricane Hermine became evident. In that moment I had an awareness of how absolutely powerless I felt in the immensity of the pending storm; my thoughts were busy painting a grim 3-D picture of my newly planted palm trees floating out to sea.

It's All Perspective...

Renate Cunneen | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Renate Cunneen

I will continue to soar in this life until the inevitable end. I don't fear the end, I respect it and am humbled by the fact that death waits calmly for me in some beautiful dance or the face of the sun or maybe a dark corner.

I'll Do It Tomorrow

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 08.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nicola Arnold CPCC

What you waiting for? Procrastination is just a moment of time so seize the day and make it count.

For A Better Future... Detach From The Past

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Remind yourself that life choices are different for different people at different times in their lives. That other people's beliefs might not always apply.

Life And Love With A Chronic Illness

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

We wish it away while desperately clinging to it -- hoping to grip it tightly within the safety of our entangled fingers. But time is not ours to keep -- it's untamable and the very currency for which we trade to write the story of our unique and beautiful lives.