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Self Awareness

Love Is Awareness

Natasha Dern | Posted 03.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Natasha Dern

"No one is longing to meet a desperate, needy, angry, withholding, controlling person. If your beloved is out there they can't pick up your signals if...

Why Most Americans Give Little or Nothing to Charity

David Briggs | Posted 03.02.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Forty-five percent of Americans, including nearly four in 10 who said a generous self-identity was important to them, actually gave no money to charity in the past year.

Experiments in Happiness: Meditation, One Month

Shannon Deep | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Shannon Deep

Spoiler alert: I have not become a Zen master in one month. And yes, I know that enlightenment takes at least four months and you have to pay for the Monk Level on those meditation apps first.

The Discreet Length of Eternity

Petros Koublis | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

Who are we? If we have no past to be connected with - for what is gone is forever gone - and if we have no future to expect - for future exists only...

So You're Not 'Likeable'? Here's What You Do

Christopher Weir | Posted 02.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Christopher Weir

If you're not quite there yet, realize that you can stop auditioning for people now. If somebody can't see the value in you or your talents, that isn't your fault -- it's theirs, and their show will suffer for your absence.

7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Make Everyone Miserable

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

From Enron to Volkswagen, we've watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves day after day with mistakes that they can't see

10 Ways to Spot a Truly Exceptional Employee

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Dealing with difficult people is frustrating and exhausting for most. Exceptional employees control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check.

Five Things You Don't Owe Your Boss

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 02.27.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Success and fulfillment often depend upon your ability to set good boundaries. Once you can do this, everything else just falls into place.

7 Reasons Why the Way You Feel Depends on You

Kajal Pandey | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Kajal Pandey

When I started to meditate and dive into the life-changing practice of self-inquiry, I started to understand the nature of my thinking. Meditation taught me to be present with my thoughts and how the nature of my thinking creates the experience of an emotion felt in the body.

(Don't!) Stop Being So Sensitive

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Amy Aves Challenger

Today, my sensitivity isn't a hindrance, it's my guide: I write daily poetry on twitter, I paint, and I share my candid perspective in essays like this one and in my upcoming novel. I work with the homeless when I can, connect with other moms of special needs children, and spend a lot of time trying to parent from my gut. Sensitivity is a heavy burden -- because it's made of gold.

Dispelling the Myth of Work-LIfe

Tim McDonald | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

There's been a lot of talk lately about work-life balance, work-life blend, or work-life integration. Heck, some even change it to life-work and think it changes everything. I can't say I've ever believed in work-life balance.

Why Happiness Is Terrifying to Parents: The Journey to No Fear Parenting.

Kerry Foreman | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Kerry Foreman

There is a video circulating on the internet of Steve Harvey talking about "jumping". The magic that happens when one jumps from a career they hate an...

10 Women Prove Why Putting Yourself First Is Good For Business

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women
Shauna Mackenzie

When self-care is pushed to the bottom of the list, it's a downward spiral. The energy, clarity and creativity necessary to thrive in business become absent. This lack of self-care starts to become directly tied to the lack of revenue coming through the door.

Mindful in a Moment: The Micro-practice Platform

Suzanne Bigelow | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Suzanne Bigelow

"Wow! That was great!" Even under the glare of fluorescent conference room lighting, the 50-year-old manager's eyes were wide with surprise.

Open Your Heart to the Blessings Around You

Emily Madill | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

These are a few reminders I practice to keep my focus on all that feels right, and offset the things that are hard. Try them on for size, or make your own list of reminders to open your heart to the blessings around you.

5 Easy Ways to Be Mindful Every Day

Bojana Jankovic | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Bojana Jankovic

I know that habits aren't easy to change. Here are five realistic steps you can take right now to be more mindful in your everyday life.

Aren't You More Than That?

Matt Hearnden | Posted 02.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Even when I've achieved all I want to achieve, even when I've achieved more than I thought I ever could achieve, even when the space in every atom of who I am is filled with me, and only me... I'm more.

Enjoy Your Fantasy!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

As a human being, it's inevitable that we end up making up stories about others (good, bad and indifferent!). The question is what you do with those stories. Do you use them as a source of inspiration and goal setting, or as a source of self-criticism?

Finding My Self-Identity Again After The Death Of My Husband

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 02.23.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

When I was a teenager I would look forward to the coming school year with new books, pencils, erasers, and the whole schmear. I would go to class, write in my new books, but when I had one mistake, it was over. I was the best little girl in the world and had to be perfect. I couldn't just toss it off. I had to start again.

10 Painful and Wonderful Things That Helped Me to Become More Self-Aware

Matt Hearnden | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

I didn't regret what I'd done in the slightest because I'd learned from it. I didn't regret it because, ultimately, deep down, I was only doing it because I was trying to be happy.

My Husband Is Not My Other Half

Liz Higgins | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

Some days I DO tell my husband that he is my other half...that he is the yin to my yang. But we both know what this means to us. We are able to be ourselves while being together, and those intertwining forces create a relationship more beautiful and fulfilling than our wildest dreams.

Hiding My Insecurities From My Daughter

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

I'm aware that I can't hide everything from my growing daughter, but an honest effort on my part needs to be made. She will be 10 this year and is increasingly more curious in her knowledge of a young girl's role in life. I'm trying to raise the most confident woman I can.

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).

If at First You Don't Succeed

Nate Zubal | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nate Zubal

Remember that you will find successes if you do one thing alone: put one foot in front of the other and try, every single day.

Sincerity of Self-Deception

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

While growing up, we're repeatedly taught the importance of honesty. We set stringent boundaries for our children in regards to cheating, lying or covering up as they develop and learn the art of interaction. Yet we rarely talk about self-deception or the lies we tell ourselves.