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We're Rich: How Gratitude Will Transform the World

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.19.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Gratitude grounds plentitude in the now. When you honor who you are, what you do, and what you have, your energy will change. You will start to glow. People will be drawn to you because that gratitude glow is rare in our current culture. I'm hoping to bring it back.

E n c o u n t e r s

SOE MOE LWIN | Posted 04.15.2017 | Arts
SOE MOE LWIN

Whilst doing that which I do best, on circling this Earth and witnessing the day begin the beauty of it's birth, I chanced upon a traveler.

The Value of One

Brianna Smalley | Posted 04.13.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Smalley

Breathe it in and fully release to the pure bliss of one. Do this often, because you can. Because we have one life. And time is not promised to any of us, so why would we ever waste a moment when we truly know the value of one?

Oh, So You Think You're Busy, Huh?

Christina Zipperlen | Posted 03.31.2017 | Women
Christina Zipperlen

Problems don't dissolve into thin air the moment I begin to tune in. But usually I feel calmer, more connected to my breath, more equipped with tools.

Present Perfect

Amy Tirion | Posted 03.24.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Tirion

My husband Alex wakes up before me everyday at 5:30 a.m., checks his movement-sensitive phone app that monitors how well he has slept and then begins ...

Here's Proof Presence Is A Powerful Tool

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.14.2016 | 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...

The Gift of Our Presence

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 03.10.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Sometimes, we just don't know what to say. It happens to all of us, even career comforters: rabbis, ministers and priests. When we hear something awf...

The Power in Allowing Ourselves to Be Breathed By Life

Emily Madill | Posted 03.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

Instead of mistaking who we are for what is happening in our lives, what might happen if we agree to view all life encounters, good and bad, as moving pieces that can flow through us? I can't help but notice that there is a lot of acceptance and joy in allowing ourselves the gift to be breathed by life.

On Stories

Rebecca Doverspike | Posted 03.05.2017 | Religion
Rebecca Doverspike

In relation to writing poetry, I've lately been thinking about how I want to widen the gap between describing something with accuracy and interpreting "what it means," perhaps leave that part to the reader altogether.

Your Presence Is a Contribution

Padma Gordon | Posted 03.01.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

I wanted to share some insights from my client sessions today as they are a source of inspiration for me and I hope they will be for you. The piece I ...

There Is No There

Julia Fehrenbacher | Posted 02.28.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Julia Fehrenbacher

Have you looked around today? I don't mean in a hurried way or in a trying way. I mean really looked. Inhaled. Leaned in. Got close enough to smell...

The Forgotten

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.17.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Ancient myths tell us that we become truly teachable only in suffering enough defeat. As students, what we know is much less a statement about how enlightened we are, then it is a testimony of gratitude to have been blessed by the boundlessness of the journey.

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

Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt | Posted 02.12.2017 | 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 01.15.2017 | 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 01.15.2017 | 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 12.30.2016 | 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 avoid...

Book Review: Narrative as Virtual Reality 2

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
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 12.13.2016 | 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 12.11.2016 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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. Extinct i...

How to Make Every Day Feel Sacred

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.30.2016 | 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. Three...

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | 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 Ackerman...

Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy: Give Up Guilt

Alison Campbell | Posted 10.27.2016 | 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 10.23.2016 | 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?