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Self Awareness

Why You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 04.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

The temporary happiness achieved by buying things can be attributed to "puddles of pleasure." In other words, that kind of happiness evaporates quickly and leaves us wanting more. Things may last longer than experiences, but the memories that linger are what matter most.

Shedding Light on Our Leadership Development Crisis

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.09.2016 | Business
Sara Canaday

Here's the very-expensive problem. According to DDI's Global Leadership Forecast, organizations worldwide spend $50 billion per year on professional development, but only 37% of leaders describe their development programs as "effective." Ouch.

4 Questions to Reshape Your Life

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

If you're seeking to reshape your life, reflect on the answers to these four questions to increase your awareness, expand your mindset, and change your outlook:

How a Beauty Queen Is Changing Lives

Deep Patel | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Deep Patel

Krystian Leonard -- founder of Shining S.C.A.R.S. -- was called "a freak, Frankenstein and ugly" because she had surgical scars on her leg. Four years later, after she underwent another surgery to remove a precancerous melanoma on her back, Leonard's mission to find her inner star began.

Being Kind to Oneself vs. Selfishness

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabriella van Rij

I asked my manager and my editor to answer the question, "What is being kind to yourself -- and how is that different from selfishness?" Here are their answers, along with my own. Tell me, which viewpoint do you most relate to?

How Do I Find My Purpose?

Erin McElroy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin McElroy

And what I learned is that the most important thing before and during that journey is the person going through it. Knowing and being that person starts within.

10 Things I Do When I'm Being Self-Aware

Matt Hearnden | Posted 04.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Self-awareness is when you don't turn one problem into two.

Disconnect to Reconnect. How Living Without My Phone Helped Me Reconnect to Myself

Pam Lilak | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Lilak

If you have never been without your phone, give it a try for a couple of hours a day. Next time you meet some friends or family members for dinner, leave your phone at home. Break free from the ball and chain. Fully engage with your life and the life of those around you. Not with your phone's 'life.'

How to Find Strength in Embracing Your Weaknesses

Melody Van De Graaff | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Melody Van De Graaff

My guess is that when most people ask about weaknesses, they're asking about the second one. They're asking to know what our roadblocks are and what we struggle with on the way to success.

Thoughts as Destiny

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

I've learned that noticing my thoughts is a powerful practice that allows me to change my thinking patterns and the words I use.

How to Cultivate Self-Love Without Being Narcissistic

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Bhasin

I still use that promise whenever my life feels out of alignment or whenever I'm at the point of needing to make a change or a shift and I'm scared. I make that promise and it keeps me committed to myself.

One Way Your Ego Trips You Up

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

So every time we judge or find fault with another we are reinforcing a sense of separateness and isolation, we are allowing ego to create a gap between us, to make one better than the other.

At My Age -- Different Perspectives

Lesley Lyle | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lesley Lyle

I've just spent a week with a group of wonderful people in a log cabin within the beautiful countryside of the New Forest. We were gathered there on a...

Relief for Depression: The Key May Be Individualized Help

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

With increasing demands at work, family responsibilities, and the expectation of what having it all should look like, statistics show depression affec...

Becoming a Supermodel With the Help of a Supermodel

Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha | Posted 04.04.2016 | Books
Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha

Yearly, thousands of young kids reach out to modeling agencies in the hopes of becoming a model. They call, send pictures and letters in the mail, sho...

Those Who Travel Solo Are Not Alone

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

"Don't you feel alone traveling solo?" I've lost count of how many times I've been asked this question. By now, my response rolls off the tongue, rea...

What to Do When the One's You Love Don't Support Your Dreams

Carla Da Costa | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Carla Da Costa

For me there is nothing more inspirational than watching somebody pursue what they are passionate about with gusto. However not everyone in our lives necessarily embrace or are supportive of our dreams.

Haters Make Us Self-Aware

Matt Hearnden | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Now I can catch myself if I'm judging someone and ask myself to be honest about what's really going on. The more I think about it, the more I think that when we judge others, we're judging ourselves.

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want To Be More Successful

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 04.03.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Knowing when to quit is a skill that can be learned. If you tend to get stuck on things long after it's obvious that what you're doing isn't working, you can train yourself to do better. You just need to practice quitting. Thankfully, life provides plenty of opportunities to do this.

9 Signs You're A Highly Sensitive Person

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 04.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Like many things in life, being a highly sensitive person is both a blessing and a curse. It all comes down to what you make of it.

Why We Say Yes 'Till It Hurts, and How to Start Saying No

Angela Howell | Posted 03.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Angela Howell

Now, more often than not, yes means yes, no means no and postponing a decision means I'm taking good care of myself and will have an answer when the answer becomes clear.

How to Change a Belief

Gary van Warmerdam | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Gary van Warmerdam

If you want to change a belief you will have to trade in your "knowing" and "certainty" about how things are for skepticism.

Experiments in Happiness: No Sugar, One Month

Shannon Deep | Posted 03.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Deep

Giving up sugar for a month definitely makes me aware that I could totally live without it -- I just don't really want to. It also makes me feel, weirdly, really icked out by the idea of eating a whole piece of cake or drinking a soda.

By the Way, Mom Was Right

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Here are some of the words of wisdom my mom gave me and my sister over the years -- many things that are still great reminders today.

11 Powerful Tips to Keep Your Spirits Bright

Emily Madill | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

It is easy to keep your spirits bright when life is going along smoothly and good news seems to turn up at every turn. It is an entirely different picture when life goes off course or bad news obstructs our path.