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'I'm Not Good Enough' Said SpongeBob, Never!

Shandra Carlson | Posted 11.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shandra Carlson

Sponge Bob's got it figured out, man. He soaks it all in, processes it, and then squeezes out what doesn't work for him. He doesn't beat around the ...

A Thanksgiving Stuffed With Guilt

Jaye Watson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

I probably shouldn't have said it. I just blurted it out when I realized he wasn't there. My 8 year old had handed me a Thanksgiving card she made ...

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

Questions To Help You Deal With Regret

Suma Chand | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Suma Chand

I have found that some strategies in particular make an impact on my clients who struggle with this terrible affliction called regret. The strategies have typically been directed at moving the client toward thinking and behaving differently with regard to their regret. A good way to do this involves asking questions that stimulate and guide that movement.

Why We Do Things We Regret, and How Not To

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Just as important is that the attention and compassion of a therapist or supportive community can also help to shift the underlying needs that have such an impact on how we behave.

Are You 'Shoulding' on Yourself?

Mara Shapshay | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

I "should" on myself quite frequently, and it's always a messy experience. All of the constant "shoulding" is soiling my soul and putting too much un...

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

5 Actions You Should Never Regret

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Once we acknowledge that we must undertake these five actions with joy and without regret, we feel fully confident that no circumstance of the past can dim the brilliance of our future.

Life Lessons From the Buffet Line

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

There's a special place in my heart for a special place near my house. Hubbie and I visit it regularly... as in, at least once a week. It's that aweso...

Stop Feeling Guilty With These Five Acu-points

Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

Guilt is heavy. Ever get a sinking feeling in your abdomen when you feel like you didn't live up to your own standards? Or experience a sensation of...

Why Looking Bad Can Be Good

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.

Here's Why You Should Stop Saying That You Have No Regrets

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.02.2015 | OWN

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Are You Afraid to Travel? How to Change Your Life for Good!

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

If the world stopped spinning at this very moment, could you honestly say you are satisfied with the way you are living your life? What aren't you doing because you are allowing fear to stand in the way? And what would you do differently if you knew you could not fail?

8 Things To Do (And Not Do) When Things Go Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that moments of foul will happen, and do your best to deal with it in a way that doesn't damage you or others. And know that, no matter what, the foul will pass.

Regrets? I've Had a Few! 3 Steps to Abolishing Regret -- With a Nod to Paul Anka

Johanna Wise | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Johanna Wise

This morning, I wrestled with a jar of herring that turned nasty brownish yellow, the color of an unloved oil painting decomposing in a hot, stuffy ...

It's Not What You Regret, It's How You Regret It

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

All of us have regrets: A poor decision. A selfish action. An angry outburst. It may be something that only impacts you--or it may have far-reaching consequences for friends, family, even the world at large. Guess what? It doesn't matter.

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

Showing Up When It Matters

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

I don't have very many regrets - and this is not because I haven't made many mistakes. I've made plenty, far more than I can (or care to) count. And I...

The Truth About Life's Bumps

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to your thoughts. Recognize which ones are bringing you down. Know that you have a choice with each and every one. Then make the choices that make you happier.

The REAL Part You Play in Other People's Lives

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recognize that you are not the star of other people's shows. Stand up for yourself when you need to, but do it with less anger and resentment.

Wisdom from the Circus High Wire: 91-Years-Young & Still Flying High

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mel Sellick

The first time my Aunt Rusty ever stepped onto a high wire was in front of thousands of people at Madison Square Garden. As she climbed up the wrong...

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part III

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part III: Your Blissful You Hello there...nice to see you again! We've already spent some time together during the first two posts in this serie...

Failure to Act, Regrets, and Why Inertia Can Be a Good Thing -- Lessons on Choice From Barry Schwartz

Kylie Dunn | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kylie Dunn

Psychologist Barry Schwartz is the author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, and in 2006 he gave a TED Talk on the subject.

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, living your all comes with sacrifice. But by getting rid of the things and relationships that make you only somewhat happy (or plain unhappy), you get to live a life filled with what you love best, and then focus on them with everything you've got.

How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.