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Self Awareness

What We Give Away When We Blame

Bahar Ozdemir | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bahar Ozdemir

Every time we blame we give our power away. If how you feel depends upon what somebody does or say you give that power to do so. Even if it is a memory. And this may go deep. But if you think about it, when it is somebody else's fault then you can't do anything about it to change it.

Own Your Energy, Own Your Life

Melissa Yamaguchi | Posted 09.16.2015 | Good News
Melissa Yamaguchi

Taking stock of how you move through life and truly understanding it is a great first step to self-knowledge. Once the work of your own movement is complete, then you can begin understanding how you relate to others.

Top 6 Ways I've Learned to Live a Bigger Story

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

When we see our lives as stories, this lens clarifies our how we spend our days, challenging us to ponder whether we are living a big, significant story that will last after we're gone, or a ho-hum and predictable existence.

Know Place Like Home: Enjoying the Unpredictable Marriage of Surrender and Trust

Greg Archer | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

What it would it take to fully allow ourselves to, say, practice the art of something like Surrender and Trust--on an ongoing basis? What it would it take to remain married to them? And what it would take to let go of having things be a certain way so that we are comfortable?

Why Late Life Enlightenment is the Most Annoying Thing on the Planet

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael C. Bryan

Am I the only one who finds late life enlightenment the most annoying thing on the planet? My shrink tells me, "Well, at least you've made it here. That's something, right?" I feel bad when I tell him that doesn't give me much comfort.

4 Reasons Why Trust Is NOT Earned

Maggie Rowe | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maggie Rowe

"I'll never trust him again. It's over!" "I've been hurt one to many times, you have to earn my trust back from now on!" "How could you steal from me,...

Perception Is Everything

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Halle Eavelyn

A client was lamenting to me the other day: "I'm not happy with my business!" I get it. None of my clients are when they first come to me; that's one...

Have You Seen Your Resting B*tch Face?

Janet Bertolus | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women
Janet Bertolus

The other day my sweet, 17-year-old daughter/friend was relaying yet another episode of the teen-angst drama that is her life. "They say I have an epic resting b*tch face. I'm notorious for it." I could sense her pride.

Life Lessons From My Coaches

Gina Alexandris | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Alexandris

Here are some life lessons from my various coaches -- with a huge thank you to each one these incredible people.

5 Ways To Make Your Life More Positive

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Our experiences and interactions with people and situations give us the ability to further surround ourselves with positive influences and to also avoid potentially harmful or damaging circumstances. While every day is a continuous learning opportunity for how I live my own life in a more positive manner, there are a few things I'm certain facilitate a positive attitude and outlook.

10 Unconventional Ways to Use Writing to Help Your Business

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Laura Probert, MPT

Next time you write or blog, think about these more unconventional ways to make your writing come alive to help support your business:

The Most Powerful Way to Alleviate Suffering

Laura DiMinno | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Do you know someone who's experienced a sudden loss? A child who is struggling with the cruel behavior of other kid...

In Search of the Feminine

Jennifer Howell | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Howell

A dear friend recently took me to a women's workshop on connecting to the sacred feminine. To say it was an eye opening experience would be a gross understatement. Three of the most vulnerable and uncomfortable hours of my life later, I left wide-eyed and contemplative.

Do You 'Pull' on Others for Love, Attention or Approval?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

A friend of mine asked me the following question: "How would you describe 'pulling' to someone? I know when I feel pulled at, and I know when I'm pull...

Wanting to Leave Is Enough

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

If you're unhappy, your discontent is not something to ignore or stuff down in shame. Rather, it's something to face head-on and work to change. And sometimes, changing means leaving. Not everyone will understand this, and that's okay. You don't need a group consensus. You just need to trust your truest truth.

Invest In Your Beauty

Amy Crumpton | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Crumpton

I began investing my time, money, and energy healing the inside. As my inner self grew stronger, I came to understand I was enough on the outside, too.

The Power of a Compliment: Deflating Autopilot

Robyn Shulman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Robyn Shulman

We can break out of the autopilot type of gliding and begin living with awareness. However, we must choose to do so. And it is not easy. It takes a great deal to make the conscious choice to become aware of all things around us, even in the most trying of circumstances.

Your Own Kind of You

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
20 Beautiful Women

When someone asks you who you are, what do you tell them? I am not asking about the fluff you place in your online dating ads, or the bare minimum characteristics you tell about yourself during a job interview. I am asking about the real you!

9 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Sabotage Your Success

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Tyler C Beaty

We know that the right thing to do is to be honest and not to tell lies to others. And we know the ramifications of getting caught when we do lie.

Self Awareness: Key to Sustainable Leadership

Bill George | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Bill George

After in-depth interviews with 170 world leaders and classroom discussions with 6,000 executives and MBAs in Authentic Leadership Development (ALD) at Harvard Business School, we've learned three essential steps to building your self-awareness.

Discovering That Grace Is More Powerful Than Glory

Christine Carter | Posted 09.06.2015 | Fifty
Christine Carter

They say that as you age, you slow down. Your metabolism burns those calories with less zeal, your stamina exhausts much quicker, and your muscles can't handle the weight they once could.

Shakespeare's Secret Legacy

Paul Hunting | Posted 09.04.2015 | Books
Paul Hunting

For thousands upon thousands of years great sages, masters, seers, prophets and teachers have been attempting to convey to us the ultimate truth about who we really are, where we come from and why we're here on this planet. Yet, to most people, it still remains a mystery.

10+ Ways to Celebrate YOUR Story

Susan Vernicek | Posted 09.04.2015 | Small Business
Susan Vernicek

Reflect back to the last 10 years of your life and write down all that has happened during each of those years; review what you have written and come up with a theme for those experiences. Okay, you don't HAVE to come up with themes, but I think it's a fun experiment.

Came and Went: A Dispatch From the Dating Trenches

Josh Sabarra | Posted 09.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Apparently, Sean had one thing on his mind, and it wasn't a subject with any emotional substance. After all, our courtship was just 24 hours old, and he already wanted to have phone sex.

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.