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Self Awareness

What's Your Addiction?

Nancy Lang | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Lang

I hadn't eaten for 25 hours. Though not a religious person, I'd say I'm very spiritual. It was Yom Kippur, so in the spirit of tradition and self-refl...

Suicidal Ideation: How to Avoid the Thought Trap

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Corey

I recently experienced a physical release in my body. I get these often as a part of my recovery. The emotions and memories have been stored in my bod...

Be Less Irritable With Your Child (Part 4 of 5)

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My adorable 4-year old child did it. It was the last straw for me. My pushed-down rage and frustration came erupting out like a volcano. I yelled. I grabbed her arms. I scared her. And this thought came: "I'm a shitty mother."

The Sexual Challenge This Dominatrix Has For You

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

For each individual, sexuality is a process of self-discovery, and it can be one of the most invigorating journeys of your life. As I was deciding to become a professional dominatrix and fetishist, I asked myself, 'can I handle other people's judgmental attitudes about my sexuality?'

What Does This Ancient Personality Test Say About You? | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

The Enneagram, like all spiritual and psychological systems, has the potential to help us transform, grow, and improve our relationships with others. For example, if our boss is a six we may act more systematically, but if we see they're an eight -- we might be incentivized to find freedom within their dynamic structure.

5 Daily Practices That Can Transform Your Life

Ashley Navarro | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Navarro

Making transformations to your way of being can be one of the most challenging things you can do. It's a dance of taking two steps forward and one step back. Every time you feel like you take a step back, it can be frustrating and you feel like giving up.

We're All in the Same Boat

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Whitney Hess

Most people would have stopped right there. The pressure would have been too much. Not for me. I let the pressure push me forward. I saw the open door and walked through it. I gave myself permission to try, and gave myself permission to fail.

5 Reasons Why Enlightened Entrepreneurs Are the Most Successful

Crystal Marsh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Crystal Marsh

Becoming enlightened, or at least raising your self-awareness is key for most people who leave a position as an employee to become his or her own boss. Here are five reasons why becoming enlightened is essential to being a successful entrepreneur.

Do You Give Yourself Permission?

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Whitney Hess

Whether you're my best friend or we've never even met, I know a secret about you: you're capable of more than you realize. How can I be so sure? Beca...

What Carl Jung Teaches Us About The Art Of Aging Well

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

Dr. Carl Jung was known for seeing the mystical, metaphorical and cyclical aspects of life and then teaching, writing and using them in practical and relevant ways for a meaningful experience. So it's no accident that as he aged he explored what that meant from those various viewpoints.

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Elin Stebbins Waldal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Fifty
Elin Stebbins Waldal

Life is not linear. Your journey will be filled with undulation, crossroads, intersections, detours, bumps and a whole lot of open road. There will be days, months, even years when you will wonder where the hell you are. Hear me now-- you are where you need to be.

Leadership Redefined: The Time Is Now

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

Being a leader is not a title held only by the smartest and the fittest. Sadly most people, especially women, don't see themselves as leaders simply because they don't manage a company, organization or teams of people. However, those same people are parents, partners, volunteers, family members, and friends. All of those roles have a leadership component to them one way or another.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

4 Sure Ways to Beat Constant Dissatisfaction

Nora Oravecz | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nora Oravecz

I had an incredibly emotionally packed summer, and all the lessons I learned are finally coming together and bringing me closer to myself. I feel happ...

12 Ways to Help Remove the Barriers to Self-Love

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Pay attention to how you speak to yourself. Do you belittle yourself? When I grasped that I had allowed my mother's voice to live on in my head I quieted it by shifting my focus to thoughts of encouragement and self-appreciation.

What to Do When in a Shame Attack

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gabriella Taylor

Imagine this. You just f**ed up royally. Not only that, but you were busted, to boot. Now - imagine what your internal response is. Maybe it's a re...

Confessions Of A Former Drunk Texter

Dyanne Brown | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Dyanne Brown

I went way too far and I was completely out of control. A friend told me, point-blank, that what I was doing was killing everything and I needed to quit.

Do Something Extraordinary

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tam Warner Minton

Getting Ready to Dive and do Citizen Science in Mozambique! A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted me to reinvent my life. The do...

Are You Causing Yourself Pain?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 09.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jenny G. Perry

Are you stuck in some area of your life? In your business, relationships, weight, confidence... do you feel like you're looking for the missing piece to finally shift it? Do you think you may be the one causing yourself pain? Are you finally fed up and done?

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,...