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Self Awareness

Self-Help: Where's the Harm?

Amanda Spencer | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

Self-Help or Self-Harm? Over the last number years, with the advent of self-help publications, blogs, seminars, TV shows on every feed, in the media,...

3 Reasons Why Only a Strong Person Is Capable of Forgiveness

Donna Labermeier | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

The act of forgiving someone is, in essence, your refusal to let anger and hatred prevent you from moving forward. You are taking a stand against allowing the actions of others to alter the course of your life or who you are.

Why You Can Trust the 'Hell Yes!' to Guide Your Life

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Probert, MPT

I've spent a lifetime confused by the "Meh," so it's a tough one to unlearn. Somewhere along the line I was taught being a good girl meant you say yes, even if you mean no. Know what I have to say to that? No.

Sharing Your Feelings: Helpful or Hurtful?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I just have to tell you how I feel. I'm very upset about what you did." "I'm really angry with you." "I just want to be honest with you. I'm so h...

The Body Is a Celebration

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

With these and other tools I've learned to trust that yoga, dance and other movement are so much more than a physical practice. We heal our minds and spirits along with our bodies as we celebrate ourselves through movement.

How People Live Up to Our Expectations

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Zarrin

Have you ever had a teacher who brought out the best in you? Or been in a relationship that encouraged you to live at your maximum potential? In such ...

The Naked Truth: How Stripping Down Built My Self-Confidence

Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha

I had never experienced such freedom. I had never felt so proud about myself, my sexuality and my body, no matter how imperfect it is.

On Being True to Ourselves: Lessons From My Daughter

Jessica Kahan | Posted 08.19.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

Marriage, like any relationship, is hard. Being true to ourselves is even harder. My daughter is my hero because even as she enters the cruel world of tweendom, she stays the course.

What Makes A Woman?

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Lulu Salavegsen

In the mirage of a man I lost my life, and in the projection of another I built one. Both came down at a different pace and weight. This is the crux. I now stand in that ugly place of believing in myself and my ability to do the impossible, and I am still not able to leave this room.

Monday Meditation: The Bright Side of the Dark Side

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

Life is hard. I can't be certain, but I'm guessing even Ghandi or Buddha have had moments of self-questioning. There is, however, an amazing wisdo...

What to Do When You're the Source of Your Own Problems

Moni Oyedepo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Moni Oyedepo

Below are a few steps on how to handle life when you realize that it's not Murphy's Law, other people, acts of God, the weather or any other outside factor that is ruining your life. It's you. Now cheer up. Everything will (eventually) be okay.

Understanding Men? There May Be No Real Answers

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Ms. Canyon Girl

I have come to believe that there really are no hard and fast rules. So for now, I'll tinker with my hobby: Try to observe male traits and behaviors, without judgment or motive. Test my hypothesis. Wait a bit. Observe some more. Gain perspective.

The Disease of Me: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

Awareness helps, learning helps, finding a way to serve others helps... a lot. It's more difficult to only focus on you when you are focused on other people and how you can help them, raise them up, make their lives just a little less difficult, or a little more pleasurable.

Self-Awareness: A Powerful Tool for Change

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 08.13.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

As much as it seems like we should all be able to assess our actions, an astonishing number of people go through life and relationships without any idea how their own behavior can impact their decisions, relationships and ultimately, their happiness.

Practical Ways to Deal With the Anxiety of Death

Chris Mayya | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Mayya

At some point or the other in our lives, we and our loved ones, are all bound to go through the anxiety of death and dying. Here are some practical ways to deal with it:

My Daily Vibe: Action and Reaction

Natasha Dern | Posted 08.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Natasha Dern

Self-awareness is the solution to many of our personal challenges, especially where our feelings and emotions are concerned. There are only two basi...

You're Making It All Up: Why Your Reality Isn't Reality At All

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

We ascribe meaning to events, behaviors, and the blank spaces in between so regularly that our reality is truly a creation of our imagination. But what if the meaning we give things is totally off base? What if we gave everyone--and every situation--the benefit of the doubt?

Why This Birthday Is Special

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Every birthday is special; however, this birthday is extra special to me. I have embraced life at another level and have discovered a level of freedom that I never knew was possible before. I'm obsessed with mastering this thing called life.

My Daily Vibe: One Positive Thought

Natasha Dern | Posted 08.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Natasha Dern

To everything in life, there's always a negative and a positive perspective. Unfortunately, many prefer the negative perspective by default. So many...

5 Steps to Turn Suffering Into Blessing

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

The process of personal growth is a type of alchemy. If engaged with consciously, it is possible to transform the pain of life into great strength. ...

How to Handle Guilt

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

If you are not in the habit of practicing self-compassion this concept will seem foreign and even difficult to embrace, but loosening your grip on fear is a step toward letting go of the guilt. It will often lessen the intensity of the pain. Giving yourself grace is something that will being to open the door to healing.

Doing Something: Life Lessons From a Month of Improv

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News
Jen Olenizcak

Risk on stage almost always causes something to happen. The reason people make a big choice is usually because they can feel the scene stalling and people losing interest. I'm known for saying 'drop a bomb!' to my students. Make a big choice, reveal something, discover something. Do something.

Mindful-Mastery: Rules of the Road for Adaptive Responding

Lara Fielding | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

Each of us is on a unique life path, but there are rules on the road, which apply to all of us. When the roads get bumpy, or changes dramatically, a new level of skillfulness is needed. Like any new skill, to become masterful will come with experience, and practice, practice, practice!

Fairy Tales Can Come True: It Can Happen to You

Robbi Rucker | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

What does fearlessness look like to you? Who do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? How do you want to be remembered? If you don't yet know that's fine, that's normal. Choreographing a new relationship to yourself takes time and evolves.

Chasing Heroes: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

It's someone you look up to, someone for whom you have great respect, someone you admire and probably wonder how can that person do what they do? T...