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10 Reasons to Add Joy to Your Life

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Trilby D. Johnson

Source GraphicStock Where does your compass lead you? Does it point to struggle, doubt and ill health with sporadic spurts of happiness and clinging...

Grief and the Terrible Holiday Season

Megan Devine | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Part of your family wants traditions to stay exactly the same, others want to change everything. Conflicting desires, broken hearts, lots of attention when you'd rather just hide in your blanket fort until the whole thing is over -- it's too much.

Phyllis Smith Talks About The Joys Of Voicing Sadness For Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Jim Hill | Posted 11.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Who would have thought that being cast as the voice of Sadness would cause Phyllis Smith such joy?

The Road to Sadness

Sue Carswell | Posted 11.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

So the afternoon and tonight looms upon you and you are scared of the road to sadness. Like a childhood tug of war that same game plays out in your mi...

Why It's Important to Celebrate Our Existence

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

Note: The contents of this post may be sensitive for readers. It isn't by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into th...

The Ten Most Heart-Wrenching Scenes From "A Little Princess"

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.22.2015 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

Sara and Captain Crewe being reunited at the end of A Little Princess.

You Never Know Your Own Strength Until You Go Through A Hardship

Hope Kumor | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Hope Kumor

When life challenges you with a difficult decision, you either sink or swim. You either complain or deal with the situation thinking how much you have learned/grew from the experience.

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues When You're Far From Home

Samantha Munoz | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Munoz

Have you found yourself away from home, family and friends this holiday season? For most people, holidays are about surrounding yourself with love a...

A Letter to My Ex

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.01.2015 | Divorce
Tami Shaikh

Today I want to let go. Let go of the sadness associated with my past, the way I feel physical pain in my heart when I think of you, the humiliation I feel because of how I allowed you to treat me and the fact that I still care is just unbelievable to me.

5 Reasons Crying Is Actually Good For You | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM There are three kinds of tears: reflexive (clears out irritants), continuous (keeps eyes lubricated), and emotional (responding...

7 Critical Lessons About Emotions That Make Pixar's Inside Out a Must See for All Ages

Laura Jack | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Jack

Even now, days later, I find myself considering Riley and her emotions. I think about the end of the movie when she finally opened up to her parents about how she felt. Instead of her parents simply telling her to be happy -- what most of us are told -- they said they feel the same way.

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

Bottling Up Your Feelings Might Make You Less Likable

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Afraid of showing your true feelings? You may be doing yourself a disservice, according to a new study published in the Journal of Perso...

4 Things Parents Can Learn About Emotions From Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Accepting sadness or anything other than delighted emotion may be a harder sell for parents in these helicopter days of swooping down to rescue our children from any discomfort we weren't quick enough to prevent in the first place.

What Scares You?

Michael Neill | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Neill

At about 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning a few summers back, my wife Nina and I woke up at a high altitude campsite in Sequoia National Park to the sound o...

Young Marcus Mariota Fan's World Comes Crashing Down Mid-Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.05.2015 | Sports

Is it mean of this presumed parent to mercilessly mock his young Marcus Mariota fan? Is it mean of me to accuse a parent of mercil...


Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

If you have epilepsy and if you're thinking about your independence, if it hurts that there are some things that you need a little help doing since becoming diagnosed, don't allow it to consume you not a second longer. It's okay to ask for help.

This Kid Is Everyone Who Was Ever Forced To Play A Sport They Hated

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Sports

 When I was five or so, my dad made me play soccer, and I hated it. So much running around with kids who disliked me, and for what? Cam...

Pixar's ‘Inside Out' Reminds Us to Manage Emotions by Training Our Brain

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Richard J. Davidson

Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?

Let's Turn Learning Inside Out

Janine Ingram | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Janine Ingram

And with this simple, beautiful illustration of Joy finally understanding the role of Sadness in "Inside Out," I fully understood the focus on embracing failure within "Creativity Inc." Failure is to learning as Sadness is to Joy. We don't want to spend the majority of our time experiencing failure, but it plays a vital role in our life and our growing understanding of the world around us. And like Joy's attempt at minimizing Sadness, many of us parents minimize our children's risks because we lack understanding of its role in learning, we are robbing our children of the opportunity to fail.

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse: Loneliness and Sadness

Allan S. Vann | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Watching your spouse of nearly 50 years slowly dying of Alzheimer's is pure sadness. I am sad that Alzheimer's has taken away my best friend, my wife, my lover. I am sad each day when I see Clare as a shell of her former self.

Four Lessons from "Inside Out" to Discuss With Kids

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Though Inside Out has artfully opened the door to these conversations, it can still be hard to find the right way to move through them or respond to kids' questions. So for parents and teachers who want to discuss Inside Out with children, here we have distilled four of its main insights into our emotional lives

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Man's Sad Attempt At Catching Ball Surely A Metaphor For Something

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports

Poor man. So much excitement, as can be seen by his pulling his caught ball up so fast that he flings it into the air. So much bewilderment,...

Death and Friendship

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

Think about all you go with in 25 years and remember to balance out all the amazing high points there has to be a low point here and there. However, even during those lows, we both knew that no matter what, that love of our sisters by choice would always remain.