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Let Go of Your Inner Critic, an Unwelcome Holiday Guest

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

This time of year, our sentiments are filled with wishes of joy, happiness, love, and light. Yet, for so many people, the holiday season is not the pi...

Grief...It Just Takes Time

Heidi Allen | Posted 11.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Heidi Allen

"Heidi, can you meet at the end of the day", an incoming text read. "Of Course, is everything ok?" "Yes, I actually have amazing news", she typed in...

A Sad Liberal's Extremely Short Thanksgiving Plea for Empathy

Bryan Behar | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
Bryan Behar

Here's a little something I wrote in anticipation of families across America sitting down with each other, post-election, for a healthy dollop of tryptophan, dysfunctional family dynamics and political discord.

How To Function After Getting Really Bad News

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Jacqueline Dooley

What can we do? I don't have the answer to that right now, but I can share some of the things that helped me pick myself up and move on when all I wanted to do was curl up and stay in bed forever.

Why Do Some People Love Sad Music?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
Greater Good Science Center

By Tuomas Eerola Tear-jerkers such as Adele's Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart'...

The Life You're Meant To Live

Sheryl Paul | Posted 10.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

Somewhere along the road of childhood into adolescence, a belief is transmitted that says: Follow the roadmap that culture presents and you will find ...

Can Mindfulness Stop Internet Addiction in Teens?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.20.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman When I was a teen, going online still meant getting in the car and driving to the local library. At some point we got a dial-up con...

The Power of Forgiveness at Work

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Greater Good Science Center

By Brooke Deterline Over the last two decades, much research has been published about the positive impact of forgiveness, particularly on the forgive...

It's O.K. To Be Sad

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

It's o.k. to be sad, even very, very sad. Sadness, like anger, is a very fine emotion. But, like anger, not all of us are comfortable feeling it or being in the immediate vicinity of someone else who is experiencing it.

The Papoose Of Sadness

David S. Simon | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David S. Simon

Sometimes I carry my sadness like a mom carrying her cherished newborn to Whole Foods. Sometimes the papoose is strapped to my back and sometimes...

Moment By Moment

Sheryl Paul | Posted 09.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

We aren't taught this anywhere in our early life, but the conscious path is largely about slowing down those micro-moments so that we can observe our habitual response, ask if it's a response that serves us, and, if not, choose a different, more loving way.

You're Too Sensitive

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

The communication skill here is to focus on the reaction you are receiving rather than the response you think you should be getting, and then assess your own behavior.

Why I Feel So Sad During Back-To-School Season

Amanda Redhead | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents
Amanda Redhead

The first day of school means not only that our summer days together are over for this year, but also that each of my children are now a year older. Each year my children seem a little less my babies and a little more property of the world.

Crazy Busy? How Much Would You Pay For An Hour Of Calm?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

"What I wouldn't give for a moment of peace and calm." This was the thought I had a few days ago on a particularly hectic day running errands, running my business, and parenting my four-and-a-half month old.

Don't Think While You're Feeling

Samantha Bennett | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Samantha Bennett

Don't go grocery shopping when you're hungry. Don't call ex-lovers when you've been drinking. Don't think when you're feeling.

Entry 16 OUR TRIP TO PHUKET Part 1

Chery Hayes | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 15 OUR TRIP TO PHUKET We have to fly from San Francisco to LA. We are going coach to LA and that is fine, but we got to ...

Entry 15 TARN AND CHRISTIAN

Chery Hayes | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 14 TARN AND CHRISTIAN Things are bad for Tarn, now that Adam wants a divorce. I feel terrible for her, but Adam is a b...

A Responds Casually... Entry 13

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from Entry 12 We go to another of Tarns fabulous restaurant choices. Tarn and A have long conversations in Thai. I sit silently with a smil...

A Is Coming... Entry 12

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 11 I sit on the bed next to him smoothing his hair back and telling him I am his Nonnie and I love him. Sumeet changes him...

Entry 11

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

I am very excited and call Mia. "She is giving us Christian!!!" "Calm down", Mia tells me. This means nothing. I am stunned. Mia doesn't suffer fools and if you tell her you are giving her a million dollars she won't believe it until it is deposited in her bank account. This is frustrating for me. But she has a good mind for business and bullshit and so I calm down.

Unhappy? Why Facing Pain Is Vital For Happiness

Margie Warrell | Posted 06.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Margie Warrell

Life can be painful. Tragedy can strike from nowhere. Friends betray our trust. Illness can take a toll. Markets crash (our wealth wiped out.) Busi...

Entry 10 Trying to get Christian home

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>> Entry 9 Adria, Joshes dear friend wants to put on a benefit for Josh at The Monarch in San Francisco. She wants to do it all an...

The Next Step. Entry 9

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from.... Entry 8 The flight to and from Phuket is always tough, unless you are flying business or first class. Many layovers, seats too clo...

To The Friends That I've Left Behind

Sarah Warman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Sarah Warman

We never know who we will meet when we try new things, experience something different or move somewhere. These experiences no doubt will teach us about others, but also teach us things about ourselves that we never knew. Why hold back from this?

Leaving Thailand. Entry 8

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Not so us. One night I asked Tarn to take me to the markets to buy things to take back home. So after dinner at Downstairs at Joes, we climbed into one of the open air taxis called tuk-tuks and headed for Patong Beach. It is hot and noisy and I am having trouble walking from the arthritis in my left knee.