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Self Awareness

Reading Henry James Changed My Life

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

I was reading The Portrait of a Lady -- which many critics consider The Great American Novel -- at 3 AM when I came to the famous Chapter 42.

Speaking Up For Your Feelings

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You will find that your stress level goes down once you become adept at speaking up for your feelings and taking loving action in your own behalf.

Yes, I Self-Sabotaged Myself. Here's Why and How I Let it Go

Yasmine Cheyenne | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Yasmine Cheyenne

It's one of the hardest things I've ever typed. And I'm sharing it not only as a reminder to my own humanness, but as a reminder to you to not let this world convince you that the gifts you were given, the ideas you create, the love that you have and the spark that is within you is not enough.

18 Success Principles of Relationships

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 01.24.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

When you find yourself in an unpleasant situation it is best to get out of it as graciously as you can. To focus on the issue and blow things out of proportion is fruitless. You can teach people to mend their faults a hundred times better by setting a good example than you can by harsh or self-righteous words.

11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

There are proven strategies that you can use to improve the quality of your decisions when your emotions are clouding your judgment. What follows are eleven of the best strategies that successful people use in these moments.

10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

While it's, of course, true that some people really are successful and really want to help you, smart people only need to be tricked once before they start to think twice about a deal that sounds too good to be true. The results of naivety and a lack of due diligence can be catastrophic.

Dear Self, Please Shut Up

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

It's important to acknowledge the voice in your head. Give it a name if it's helpful. Arianna Huffington refers to hers as her "noisy roommate." Thanks to my friend Kate, who penned the term, I like to think of mine as my Debbie Downer.

Happiness: Forget Extraordinary, Just Be Yourself

Tanuja Ramchal | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tanuja Ramchal

What I've learned from my journey is that happiness does not come from the quest to be extraordinary, a subjective outcome I have no control over. It comes from being myself and giving what I have to offer.

How to Break Anxiety's Power Over You and Enjoy Your Life Again

Lynn Hauka | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynn Hauka

When you befriend your anxiety you free up all the energy you once used trying to shove it away. And so you'll feel lighter and more vibrant because you won't be constantly on guard wondering when the fear will ambush you, grab you by the throat, and choke the joy from your life.

Confidence Helps Children Succeed in Life

Tameka Anderson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents
Tameka Anderson

Success in life depends upon the hard work and the right direction but there is one important factor that shapes the life of an individual. This factor is the confidence. From childhood, it is vital that parents help build confidence in their child.

Have I Always Been This Selfish?

Brent Stoller | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

My commutes are the most infuriating parts of my day. The traffic, the missed lights, the minivan in the right lane that has no intention of turning r...

Experiments in Happiness: No Alcohol, Week Two

Shannon Deep | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Shannon Deep

Recap: My New Year's resolution is to stop externalizing my happiness. This year, I'm focusing on my own behaviors and thought processes and experimen...

Does Your Compassion Disappear When Someone's Angry?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Renee saw herself as a very compassionate person. She could easily feel into her husband Jeff's feelings when he was sad or scared.

11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Whether you naturally wake up feeling alert and productive or wake up with the brainpower of a zombie, these tips will help you transform your morning routine and set a positive tone that lasts the entire day.

How to Be Calm Under Pressure

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Most of us have experienced that sickening moment when you realize you've made a serious mistake. The details are different for everybody, but at some point, we've all felt that rising tide of dread and panic. Mistakes and pressure are inevitable; the secret to getting past them is to stay calm.

Behind Every Data Point Is a Person

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jure Klepic

While I admit without apology or remorse that I believe the data is beautiful, I would be remiss if I did not also acknowledge that it is malleable an...

The Lesbian Chronicles 6: The Peace Talks

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I've recently discovered just how difficult it is for me to allow the people I love to be themselves without my 'expert' intervention.

Experiments in Happiness: The Setup

Shannon Deep | Posted 01.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Deep

Recap: My New Year's resolution is to stop externalizing my happiness. This year, I'm focusing on my own behaviors and thought processes and experimen...

You Can't Just Do What You Want ... Or Can You?

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Ever wish you had permission to do what you actually want, rather than what you're 'supposed to' want? Even if it's something that seems totally out of character?

Five Steps to Manifesting Your Dreams in 2016

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

When I look back at my younger self that year in Chicago and all the unrest that followed, I see those years as my greatest achievement. Those were the years I broke through my comfort zone and dared to dream.

7 Surprising Hacks to Build Your Willpower

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Gleb Tsipursky

Recent research shows that strengthening willpower is the real secret to the kind of self-control that can help you resist temptations and achieve your goals. The great news is that scientists say strengthening your willpower is not as hard as you might think.

Some Deep Truths About Time Management

Maya Mathias | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maya Mathias

We're well and truly into the new year. Many of us will have designed resolutions, visions and goals. And some of us will already have "slipped up" ...

Is There a Difference Between the Spirit and the Soul?

Kristina Kaine | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristina Kaine

Photographer: Kristina Kaine Thomas Moore had some great things to say about the difference between the human soul and the human spirit in his inter...

Self-Awareness: It Paves The Way for Inner Peace After Divorce

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 01.10.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Self-awareness is defined as "knowing self well," but put in the context of divorce, I think it means having the courage to look in the mirror and say, "Hey, a lot of this (or all) was my fault." That is something I rarely hear from any men or women getting divorced. Many refuse to take any accountability for the split.

7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

When I ask audiences to describe the best and worst boss they have ever worked for, people inevitably ignore innate characteristics (intelligence, extraversion, attractiveness and so on) and instead focus on qualities that are completely under the boss' control, such as passion, insight and honesty.