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Daniela Nikolova | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daniela Nikolova

What takes your awareness away from the present moment and shakes it to the core until "now" no more exists? Who promises you that things will be different time after time only for you to stumble upon yet another disappointment?

One Quality That Will Make You a Better Leader

Elliot Begoun | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

It is another busy afternoon. Your schedule is full and there is little time for you to accomplish those items on your list that demand your attenti...

What's the Opposite of FOMO?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Stop wishing that you were somewhere else, spending time with other people, or living a different life. We all have our own life lessons to learn. Let your lesson for today be this: Saying Yes to wherever you are, is one of the simplest and best things you can do for yourself and others.

Follow the Music... Only You Can Hear

Mel Sellick | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mel Sellick

I'd just finished a walk along the Mendocino Headlands, feeling grateful and refreshed. As my hand hits the door handle, something says I need jus...

Working Moms, Are You Present?

Lela Davidson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Lela Davidson

Working Mom Life is an interview series featuring real working mothers who are figuring out how to get the job done. Because there are more ways...

Why Listening is the Better Half of Communication and Why Dads Should Listen More Often

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Of all the lessons that we as dads--as parents in general even--can demonstrate for our children and one another is that listening is more often than not the better half of communication, and furthermore, it is a skill that most of us could stand to improve.

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

We're literally missing out on most our own lives, which leaves us feeling shallow, empty and deeply unsettled. The great news is you can learn to be more present and mindful. Here are 10 easy ways you can practice mindfulness in your daily life.

How Mindfulness Makes Wine Taste Better and So Much More

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Craig E. Sherman

So I raise my glass of wine, view its burgundy hue, and smell its hints of fruit. I raise it to my lips and savor its sweet taste and encourage you to, without judgment, take notice of all that life offers in this moment.

The 3 Most Important Messages for Your Child

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

What all children truly yearn for goes much deeper. It doesn't involve fancy clothes, the latest electronics, pricey trips, or even a high-brow education. Every child wants to know three things.

12 Commandments For A Happy Life

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Wake up and ask yourself: how can I serve today? How can I embody love? How can I bring joy? How can I leave this world a better place? Have a spirit of service as you go about your day. Be a blessing, good company, an inspiration to others. You get more of what you give, so if you lack love, joy or abundance, find a way to help others find it. It will return to you a hundredfold.

Canadian 'Mindful Cop' Offers Tools to Change Policing

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Mel Sellick

He also doesn't plan on stopping. In addition to doing speaking gigs and creating a site to get the word out, he's even taught his kids to meditate. Carson recommends anyone who is open to it-- especially those interfacing with the public-- should try an app like HeadSpace or take a mindfulness course just to see how it improves their life.

Want to Lead a Good Meeting? Begin With Facilitative Presence!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Presence, I have come to realize, is the doorway to all things meaningful -- the bridge between what is and what can be.

A Manifesto For the Modern Woman With a Gypsy Soul

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Lulu Salavegsen

People have misjudged me my whole life, for better or worse. No one has really figured it out. That makes sense! I am just now, finally letting myself try to form it. So here is to the women out there who (try to) live from heart and soul.

Don't Worry, Be Present

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Connection is the key to presence. It allows us to see who we are and understand others. Finding more presence in your own life is hard to pin down. But, when you do feel engaged, connected and aware, something inside you clicks.

Suppressing the Screen to Set the Standard

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Let's maintain control over our entrance and exit by reminding ourselves that we have a choice available at any given moment. This power can be obtained and sustained by asking the right questions at the right moments.

Spiritual Beings on a Human Journey: How to Remember Our Stardust

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Most of us have heard these words from the...

Mindfulness: 7 Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Geoff Koboldt

I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.

Can Being Humble Ironically Make You a Powerful Leader?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Can being humble make you a powerful leader? I believe the answer to this question is a resounding, "Yes!" However, most people in positions of pow...

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...

Mindful, Modern Fatherhood

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

The examples we set today become the parenting approaches of tomorrow. It is time for us to become more mindful in our approach to families so that we may carve out the best possible future for our children, as well as their children. To do so, we must parent with presence, on purpose, today.

4 Steps to Backyard Yoga Bliss

Mel Sellick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.

The Power of Presence: 3 Simple Ways to Harness Mindfulness

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

When we leave the moment by getting distracted by our thoughts, we lose the opportunity to experience what it feels to really be alive. We can easily get caught fixating about a past hurt or worrying about a future concern. But when we can bring our focus back to this moment, we have the opportunity to heal.

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

21 Subtle Shifts to Live Life in the Now

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

By regularly adopting some of these practices that resonate with you (or all of them, if you're an overachiever), you will find yourself becoming more in tune with your true self. You might just learn to more easily go with the flow, let go of the past, and quit worrying about the future.

The Currency of Time

Doug Zeigler | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug Zeigler

Time is your most valuable thing. It's worth more than any amount of money you can ever accumulate. We are rich with it, no matter how much of it we have left. It's a space where we are all truly equal, with no classes or strata separating us.