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Self Awareness

Thriving at the Edge: A Conversation With Donna Stoneham

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Thriver's Edge by Donna Stoneham, PhD offers seven key pieces of advice on how to identify your life's vision and how to make it a reality. Through personal experience and research, Stoneham's book offers a road map to moving from a mindset of struggle to one of thriving. I spoke with Stoneham about her inspirations for the book, how to use social media for your benefit, and what it takes to keep thriving.

Self-Love: Six Ways to 'Fake it' Til You Make It' and Become Your Own Best Friend!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?

Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.

Ask and Receive: The Please Bestow It Upon Me

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Whether it's an ask to God, to the dry cleaners or your intended, speak up. With a please and thank you of course added into the request. Ask and you ...

A Life-Changing, True Story Reveals the Secret to Success

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.26.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

It was frigid and damp at dawn the last day Phineas Gage arrived to work on time. As he shoved his hands in the pockets of his jacket and cut through...

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Successful people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities. This is easier said than done, so here's some help. The following list contains 10 things that successful people do to find balance on the weekend and to come into work at 110% on Monday morning.

Please STOP Saying These Ridiculous Phrases At Work

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.26.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed i...

Self-Care for Success

Neha Uberoi | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Neha Uberoi

A few months ago it was made apparent to me that I don't pamper and encourage myself the way I do others. I was scratching my arm from one of the man...

Offering a Helping Hand... to Yourself

Susie Wolbe | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

As though you were training a puppy, have patience. As if you were holding a crying baby, look into your heart and tell yourself, "I see you. I hear you. You are important and I care. You are worth the effort, and I will not give up on you."

How Interpretation Creates Your Reality

Natasha Dern | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

Life is a series of events, and with each event we attach a meaning. With each event we decide upon an interpretation. It is with these interpretations or attached meanings that we define who and what we are and what we can have and do. Then we go about life collecting evidence to confirm and validate these interpretations.

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

5 Doable Ways You Can Change Racism

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.22.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Working on the stage production of Claudia Rankine's book CITIZEN: An American Lyric -- about the "everyday" experience of racism -- has been teaching me unscripted lessons.

Maslow: The 12 Characteristics of a Self-Actualized Person

David Sze | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Abraham Maslow is the leading figure in the tradition of humanistic psychology and the modern Positive Psychology movement owes a huge debt to his...

Do You Let Little Wants Get in the Way of Big Wants?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Figuring out how to get myself to do more of what really mattered was confusing until I made the distinction between little wants and big wants.

Turn on the Light: 10 Tools to Find Your Inner Spark This Summer

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

The promise of change, at least a change in routine, may be one of the reasons we all love summer. Jobs, relationships, hobbies and health can all be reevaluated in the stillness of the season. This summer, find your purpose and ignite your spark using these 10 easy tools.

Are You Healing Your Grief, or Perpetuating It?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all know that it is in one's highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get st...

Ghost in the Machine

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I would agree to second and third dates with men I knew weren't going to go the distance. For the longest time, I believed that settling for a lopsided equation was the best I could do; after all, it wouldn't be easy to meet a man who wanted me, imperfections and all.

'Back-Wise' -- My Project of Looking Back at Myself for Wisdom

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

I recently found several of my old journals. As I started reading them, and looking at my own drawings, three things became clear: 1. I was a decen...

15 Secrets of Really Persuasive People

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

When it comes to making yourself happy, you need to learn what works for you. Once you discover this, everything else tends to fall into place. And making yourself happy doesn't just improve your performance; it's also good for your health.

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective.

To Live With Intention, Don't Take Dictation

Kali Hawlk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

If you haven't already, start today. Don't ask someone else any questions. Just ask yourself, and agree to take on the work required to create your own process for living life with intention.

Suppressing the Screen to Set the Standard

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Let's maintain control over our entrance and exit by reminding ourselves that we have a choice available at any given moment. This power can be obtained and sustained by asking the right questions at the right moments.

Breadwinner Mommies: How to Choose, When Your Choices Look Like 'Have-To's'

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

What larger goal is that "have-to" serving?" For example, if you feel you "have to" empty the dishwasher and clean up the kitchen, maybe you are committed to a kitchen that is neat and tidy? Ask yourself why.

Masturbation or Blogturbation: Your Choice

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

To understand the pleasure our bodies give to men, rather than just being a tool for that pleasure, a woman needs to experience the sublime herself, with herself. We were born with the capacity for it.