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6 Steps To Protect Yourself From Toxic Friendships

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Friendships should strengthen our peace of mind and contribute to our inner harmony. Consider taking these six steps the next time you sense toxicity brewing within a relationship and rediscover the joys of truly positive energy.

DISPATCH: Becoming Aware With Lisa Garr

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

In NYC to share her book, Becoming Aware: How to Repattern Your Brain and Revitalize Your Life, Lisa Garr recently offered her story, insight, and i...

Why Are Women So Vicious Toward One Another?

Melissa Mae | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Melissa Mae

Everywhere I look lately on social media I am inundated with women tearing one another down. Whether it's an article on the Kardashians, the newest Victoria's Secret campaign, or the hottest Instagram sexy selfie seductress--we women are downright vicious in the comments sections.

How to Stop Emotionally Abusing Yourself

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

You can break the emotionally abusive cycle. How? By choosing to honor, love and respect yourself. By choosing to not only eliminate people and situations that are not for your highest good from your life but acknowledging how powerful you are.

8 Incredible Affirmations for Self-Love

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Don't forget to follow through on your intentions of self-love with positive action. Take care of your body, engage in activities that revitalize you, and heed the voice of your true self.

4 Words to Solve Anything -- Part 1

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I love finding a simple solution, road testing it, and then passing it on -- and maybe you're the same. But the problem for most of us is remembering...

Lights Go On: Part LXV -- Free Will

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How many times a day do we choose? we choose what time to arise we choose how to start our day what to drink what to eat what to wear who to ...

Suza Scalora

Your Primary Responsibility in Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Suza Scalora | Posted 07.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Life is not as complicated as our minds lead us to believe. In this powerful video, Eckhart Tolle explains the deeper meaning beneath the word respons...

6 Secrets Every Gay Person Should Know About Their Relationship

Dr. Warrick Stewart | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Warrick Stewart

Much of my life has centered on finding a new way to live. Even in childhood I was looking for a different path, a way to escape a life that felt cold and unaccepting. Those early experiences were profound in forming the adult I grew to be, and I still struggle with overcoming long-ago lessons learned.

Even If You Hate Country Music, You Can't Hate This Song

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

It's no secret I have a huge girl crush on Kacey Musgraves. Her voice is soft and pure. This allows for her snarky and cruelly honest words to float i...

Ramadan Reflection Day 8: Reflections Through Sickness

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In that moment I took a breath in, I felt more spiritually connected to God than I had ever before. The realization of a blessing is as simple as breathing.

My Choice to Live: Part III

Jay Michael | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Jay Michael continues his story about living with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Read his previous posts in "My Choice to Live: Part I" and "My Choice ...

It's Not About You... and It Is About You

Tamar Henry | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Henry

I can't entirely avoid getting hurt -- and I don't believe any of us can -- but I can absolutely choose my reaction when someone says or does something that I find hurtful, thoughtless or insensitive.

What It's Like To Be The Child Of A Narcissist

Michelle Combs | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

There is one thing at which I am an expert. I am an expert at being the adult child of a narcissist. I have had decades of experience. Here are the basics.

When We See the Power of God at Work

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Zack Minor I am on a much anticipated and long awaited trip to the gulf coast. I came to relax and push my reset button after nine i...

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Day 1 was rough. Awkwardness oozed from my lips as I stared into my eyes -- eyes that showed sadness, fatigue, loneliness, and guilt -- and uttered, "I love you." I felt like a used car salesman trying to unload a clunker to the girl in the mirror.

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

David Sze | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

What can we learn from the "father" of positive psychology's two theories of happiness? Don't chase pleasure or positive emotions. You don't have to be sunny all the time in order to flourish. Instead, pursue flow states, and serve something bigger than yourself.

7 Lessons You Learn Through Life's Challenges

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Everything happens for a reason and that reason leads you to another destiny. Accept the fact that shit happened to teach you something, to push you to grow, and to encourage you to change. Use this as a drive to make successfully change yourself for the better.

Something Stupid

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Simplify Your Life

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lammersen

"When you mix too many colors together, you get manure." -- My friend's art teacher It's true, isn't it? When we try to involve too many people, or a...

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

Spiritual Warrior Sisters

Keyon Bayani | Posted 06.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

"The world will be saved by the Western Woman" ~ Dalai Lama I am calling upon all Spiritual Warrior Sisters to unite. You know who you are. You h...

Pornography, Dating and Intimacy

Mala Rambharose | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

When I started my dating life the topic of pornography would come up rarely. As time went on and my friends and I experienced more serious, "long te...

Memory Keeper's Movie

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

I could not be more relieved to be done with this. NOT because I can't wait to share my foibles, mistakes, and messy past year. No, that actually scar...

Who Are You, Anyway?

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

We know how easily affected we are by our environment -- our skin tans with sunlight, our taste buds activate when we see food, and so on. Our sense of self, too, is highly susceptible to environmental cues (both external and internal environments). In essence, what we experience as our self and, by extension, self-esteem, is a powerful depiction generated by our brain.