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10 Morning Practices To Create a Positive, Purposeful Day

Dr. Christi Hegstad | Posted 03.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christi Hegstad

If you long for more meaning and purpose in your life, are a victim of your snooze alarm, or wish you felt greater fulfillment at the close of each day, pay careful attention to your mornings. Here are 10 simple ideas to consider:

Love Is Awareness

Natasha Dern | Posted 03.03.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Natasha Dern

"No one is longing to meet a desperate, needy, angry, withholding, controlling person. If your beloved is out there they can't pick up your signals if...

Proud of Diversity

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 02.24.2017 | Education
Joel S. Bloom

One of the beautiful outcomes of working on a college campus every day is that I am consistently asked to look at issues from a new perspective. It is refreshing and keeps my mind alert. It opens up insights and forces me to ask more questions.

Here's How To Get Out Of A Bad Mood ASAP

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the p...

Powerful African American Leader Backs Motion Picture Academy's Proposed Changes to Achieve Oscar Diversity

Faye Washington | Posted 02.19.2017 | Impact
Faye Washington

As an agency of inclusion, change and empowerment, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles echoes the sentiments of our very own Cheryl Boone Isaacs. We respect her determination to draw positive change from the "heartbreak and frustration" occasioned by the lack of diversity in this and last year's Oscar race.

11 Tips For Staying Sane In A Toxic Work Environment

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 02.18.2017 | Women
Kassy Scarcia

It is not an unknown fact that many people are stuck in jobs that they don't particularly love. For some, it gets even worse because their work environments are pretty much toxic. Whether it's a nasty boss, dramatic co-worker, or offensive company policies -- it is no fun!

How Owning the Negative Will Lead to a More Positive Life

Cy Wakeman | Posted 02.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Cy Wakeman

When the going gets tough, we're not imagining it. Life's challenges are very real. And what we do with such challenges speaks volumes about our own level of personal happiness.

A Message To Women With "No Curves"

Outspeak | Posted 02.11.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

Not only are teen girls "supposed to" be thin and flawless, but the pressure to have curves like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian is unattainable. That's where vloggers like Cara Nicole come in.

Accentuate the Positive: Behavioral Science and Politics

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

The cost of the 2012 presidential race broke a record with a cost of $2.6 billion, with $1.12 billion coming from the two candidates and the rest from outside groups and the two political parties. There are estimates that the 2016 race could end up with a total price tag anywhere from $3.5 to $5 billion.

I Collect Friends

Heidi Allen | Posted 02.09.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Heidi Allen

I have friends that are younger and friends that are older. Some are really successful, others are starving artists. And of course, I've got a few lost souls in my collection as well.

5 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again

Laura Tong | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Laura Tong

What the heck happened? Wouldn't you love to stop becoming an old grouch and be more carefree again? Here's how...

3 Steps To Becoming a Happier Person

Kiara Williams | Posted 02.05.2017 | College
Kiara Williams

Inevitably, we compare ourselves to others, and it makes us question our self-worth and capabilities. Here are a few simple tips to making you a happier person:

Free Pass: My Son Was Drifting Away

Heidi Allen | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents
Heidi Allen

Please remember this story I told him. In the very near future you will have a 13-year-old of your own, and you'll be tested just like I was. Enjoy your free pass. You won't get another.

The Positivity Problem: Why Yoga Imaging Must Go Deeper

Lara Land | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Lara Land

It is time to call on our yogis, self-helpers, and wellness folks to value check and tweak the current yoga messaging to include, accept, and honor all seekers as they move through and observe their moods excepting themselves, embracing others, and constantly working to live a more authentic life.

Signs Are All Around Us

Heidi Allen | Posted 02.01.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Heidi Allen

Signs are all around us. They can be as subtle as a whisper or as blatant as a slap in the face. They can be spelled out on the news or suggested in...

5 Ways of Thinking That Changed My Life

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 01.28.2017 | Women
Leigh M. Clark

It wasn't until I appreciated the things that I have, rather than focusing on what I didn't have, that I was freed from comparing myself to those around me.

Competition is the Old Model, Collaboration is the New Model

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

Written By Jotina Buck In what ways are mass social change and transformational success really achieved? Is it by the ideas that are deeply ingrained...

'I'm Going to Die Soon'

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"I'm going to die soon." Yesterday I spoke with a relative who said this to me. Not, thankfully, because she has any particular health reason for th...

Change Your Language, Change Your Life

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

One thing I consistently see among my clients who have moved up from the unhappy, unsatisfied place they were in when we began working together is their use of PFO language.

The Quote That Changed My Life

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Mullen | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Whoever said your adolescence would be the hardest and most uncertain years of your life was so wrong. I never felt more unsure of myself than I did i...

The Glass is Half Full: Choose Positivity at Work

Alan Kohll | Posted 01.21.2017 | Business
Alan Kohll

There are so many ways to make positivity work where you work. Take a look at your company culture and decide the best way to create a positive culture within your company. How do you enforce positivity where you work?

Have You Already Given Up on 2016? Guide to Positive Thinking

Matthew Crawt | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Matthew Crawt

It's the time of year once again where millions of people around the world have set themselves targets known as New Year's resolutions, but have you e...

The Difference Between Being Optimistic And Being Irrational

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.10.2016 | OWN

There's optimism and then there's irrational optimism. That's what happiness researcher Shawn Achor says. He's spent years studying the topic, and in ...

Confessions of a Single Mompreneur

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

Written By Jotina Buck Is it possible to keep your sanity, social life, sense of humor, and sustain your own business? Heck yea! Is it easy? Heck n...

Celebration Blogs: The Best Way to Start the Semester on the Right Note

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 01.05.2017 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

As the new semester begins, here is an easy way to affirm your students and to keep yourself focused on the positive, simultaneously creating evidence that can document your fulfillment of a variety of indicators on your teacher evaluation.