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Are You Sabotaging Your Chances at Love? On Daring and Breaking Wide Open.

Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt

The relationship had been relatively short, and I had been the one to break it off. Even so, I had been torn up over it for many months. I understood too late, that there had been something there. Something real that could have been more.

How to Bring Self-Confidence to Your Biggest Challenges

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

How do you bring your "boldest self to your biggest challenges?" That is the question Dr. Amy Cuddy answers in her new book, Presence, which is an extension of her wildly popular TED talk. What is presence, and how does it drive our success in life?

'I Have a Dream' -- What's Yours?

Millie Grenough | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Millie Grenough

Photo Credit: Plum Village Martin Luther King + Thich Nhat Hanh. When you look at the faces of these two men, what do you see? - Same? Different? ...

How to Use Desire to Trick You Into Joyful Presence

Jane Brunette | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Brunette

Everyone has desire, whether it's for enlightenment, espresso or Facebook likes. Given this, it seems natural that we go toward what we want and avo...

Book Review: Narrative as Virtual Reality 2

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Illya Szilak

This lucidly written updated book by independent literary scholar Marie-Laure Ryan addresses virtual reality (VR) not as a medium associated with specific hardware, but more loosely as a form of storytelling primarily concerned with immersion and interactivity.

Who's In Charge, Computers or Humans?

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Nancy Colier

Something remarkable happened yesterday, not remarkable good but remarkable crazy. I was riding in one of the new group taxis that have taken over Ne...

How to Practice Embracing the In-Between Stages of Life

Emily Madill | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

The more we enjoy where we are and fully embrace the moments before us, the more natural it will become to welcome the in-between stages of life. With continued practice, the in-between stages no longer feel like dull or uncomfortable places to travel.

The Holiday's Greatest Gift Is Priceless (But Has No Cost)

Andrea Driessen | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Driessen

May we all give and receive abundant presence this holiday season.

Could the wisdom of the White Lions save humanity?

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Miss Deap Khambay

White Lions occur naturally only in the Greater Timbavati area, part of the UNESCO-protected Kruger to Canyons Biosphere in Southern Africa. Extinc...

How to Make Every Day Feel Sacred

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

I recently returned from a remarkable and different kind of weekend. It was a weekend infused with poetry, ritual, music, beauty and kindness. Thr...

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerm...

Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy: Give Up Guilt

Alison Campbell | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alison Campbell

The truth is that, in the scheme of things, it doesn't really matter which choice you make. The key is that you make a decision and move forward with gusto and the confidence that you're making the best choice for yourself in that moment.

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

6 Things I Learned By Turning My Phone Off & Looking Into The Eyes Of Strangers

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Sandy Rosenblatt

We live in a relatively disconnected world. Fortunately, that is mostly by choice. The fact is, we don't need to wait for an International Day of Connection or a global eye gazing experiment to choose differently. We can just do it. And that, my friends, is beautiful.

I Spent the Day at a Buddhist Monastery and Nothing Happened

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Craig E. Sherman

After having returned home from an overnight stay at a Buddhist monastery my wife asked me what I did there. Using the same refrain my teenage son o...

How to Control the Hours in Your Day

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

There are 168 hours per week. If you use 50 hours for work and commuting, 56 hours for sleep and 20 hours for meals, that leaves you with 42 extra hours per week. That is six extra hours per day. So the time is available. It is up to us how we decide to use it.

Presence

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.