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Self Awareness

The Positivity of Givers and Takers

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

It seems that we are both the givers and the takers; it's only until we tip the scales of justice that we truly see who is the true giver of us all...

Business Lessons From 3 Iconic Movies

Austin Schneider | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I have long been a fan of movies and the numerous things they have been able to do for people over the past century. They entertain us, they bring us together and they inspire us.

Why Americans Need to Stop Trivializing Stalking

Davian Hoffman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

I've started passively collecting examples of items and products that trivialize stalking. I don't seek out this stuff, it seems to be just out there in the world. Greeting cards, coffee mugs and so much more.

25 Ways to Nourish Your Self-Love and Your Life

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

The journey of self-love is a long one, but it is much easier to navigate when you have self-loving actions and ways of being that you can call upon when needed. Here are 25 ways to nourish your self-love so that you can be kinder to yourself and to others.

50 Shades Of This Saved My Marriage (And It's Not What You Think)

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings
Z Zoccolante

If you're not happy with your current relationship (and it's not abusive or destructive), do everything you can to shape it into what your heart desires. Only then, walk away peacefully. Ask yourself: 'Have you done everything you could possibly do?'

Look Out, I'm Hugging

Robin Hoffman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

As my mom sits in a Philadelphia area hospital recouping from open heart surgery, I now see these as the many small moments that gave me strength, a deep sense of loyalty, and a hearty appreciation for the odd.

A Modern Manual For Happiness

Emily Ballard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

Feeling uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing life wrong, and investigating your discomfort won't kill you. It'll do quite the opposite, actually -- it'll let you fully live.

Meditating to Enter the Quiet Behind the Noise

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Woodbury

Finding the stillness may not come naturally but, that one moment in the tub, inspires me to keep trying to enter that quiet place where the answers to our questions reside.

How I've Survived the Sudden Death of My Parents

Scott Stabile | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

I'm 43 years old now, and I still haven't unburied all the pain around my parents' death, or the pain I carry in regard to my relationship with them while they were alive. But I'm digging, and I'm facing it, and I'm healing, and I'm growing.

The New Edge in Sports Performance and Results

Howard Falco | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports
Howard Falco

What works best in terms of performance and results is constantly changing and evolving with each new generation. Those who desire to succeed at the highest levels are always searching for a greater understanding about how this is accomplished.

Powers of Mind: In Praise of Subtle Actions

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

At a time when the mass of headlines seem to be about the brain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and smarter computers, not enough is said about th...

Words That Describe the Meaning of Life

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cassani Adams

A friend of mine just lost her beloved aunt. She was with her in her last days, and as they cried together her aunt said, "You know why we feel this way? Because we know what love is. Aren't we so blessed? I am so grateful I got to know you and love you."

Life Skills for Work and Play: Sustained Appreciation

George Vou | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
George Vou

To appreciate does not mean you can or should not ever have more, but it does mean that we place things in order, at least in our minds, and remember to be continually grateful.

The 3 Things to Do When You Want to Get Hotter With Age

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

I can't say these didn't help me at all, but looking back I realized there where only a few things that really had a profound impact on finally accepting who I truly am:

Want Some Parenting Advice? Ask Your Kid

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

The other day, my daughter asked why people read parenting books. I told her that sometimes I read them to understand her better. She responded, "That book isn't about me, it's about somebody else. If you don't understand me, ask me."

New Year, New You? No Way!

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

During the first few weeks of each new year, I feel overwhelmed with the deluge of advice for how I might improve my life. Lose weight. Save more. Get...

How to Break Through Writer's Block... by Sitting Around Doing Nothing (Except Meditating!)

Amy Spies | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts
Amy Spies

Mindfulness helps me acknowledge my self-critical distractions, embrace the present of momentary sensations, scents, feelings, inhales, and then exhale it into my writing.

Want To Have A Successful Year? Reflect On The Past

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Ironically, as we look ahead to the new year, drawing from our past can help us achieve our goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Working With Awareness

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Despina Katsikakis

When deciding on the most appropriate space -- including physical and virtual 'places' -- in which to carry out a work activity, a variety of factors must be taken into account but it all starts with awareness of what you need to do and how you feel.

The Objective Leader: Are You Good Enough? Make Your New Year's Resolutions ...Objectively

Elizabeth R. Thornton | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Elizabeth R. Thornton

One of the most powerful and pervasive mental models I have found in people of all ages, walks of life and career status -- from presidents of corporations to high school interns -- is this: I believe, deep down, that I am not quite good enough.

The 15 New Books to Read in 2015

Adam Grant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Adam Grant

There are few better ways to start a new year than picking up some fresh perspectives to put into action. Here's a sneak preview of 15 exciting books on business and behavior that will hit the shelves in the first half of the year.

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I'm sure there are probably other signs, but this list covers at least the majority of them. I know we can always do a better job displaying our mature sides. I also know that, by doing so, we lift each other up through our example.

10 Rules of Being a Sexy Woman

Alexandra Harra | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Alexandra Harra

There are many twists and turns along the road to real sexiness that require us to make the right decisions. Live by the ten rules of being a woman and inspire others to follow in your gracefully sexy footsteps.

Where Joy Really Comes From

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

I picked up my daughter from Kindergarten today and she said, "I just feel so like me today... I love feeling like me."

9 Keys to Incredible Change in 2015

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

A new year delivers new hope for improvement. And as much as we dread the effort this entails, we must bear in mind that we're the only ones who can make ourselves better in any and every way. Strive for the right kinds of change in 2015 and broaden your horizon so that it becomes endless.