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Self Awareness

What To Do When You Catch A Liar

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

It's a hard fact to accept, but your friends and coworkers lie to you regularly. The real challenge lies in how you respond once you catch someone in the act.

Why I Learned To Stop Counting Who Doesn't Show Up And Valuing Those That Do

Amber Janae | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Amber Janae

My eagerness to be desired, liked, validated and appreciated, was strong. But it also stood in the way of two very important relationships. The one with God and myself.

New York, I Love You, But I Have To Let You Go

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

By the third year, I deeply resented the statement that once so inspired me to push myself in this city. I found myself questioning, why must I "make" it here? Who am I doing it for?

Cultivating Self-Awareness in Parents

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Diana Divecha I felt for the preschooler in the park whose mother issued a steady stream of instructions: "Go down the slide, put your shoes on, be c...

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

Life Lessons From King James

Matt Hearnden | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

If you're your biggest critic then nobody else can harm you. Your opinion of you means more to you than their opinion of you, so how could they harm you? Their words are just noise - sometimes distracting, but never compelling.

The Best Self-Help Books for the Summer of 2016

Suzanne Kingsbury | Posted 06.20.2016 | Books
Suzanne Kingsbury

Our nation has a sort of embarrassing and very consuming addiction: self-help books. From The Power of Now to The Artist's Way to the 7 Habits, we are bingers of how-to. The last time I checked, reported that Americans spend a whopping 11 billion on self-help books every year.

Can Trumpism Lead To A Better American Story?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We are living at a time when the story of America is changing, with nothing but more change on the horizon. Therefore, we face a critical decision. Should the new American story be born out of fear or hope? The stark contrasts in the 2016 election make this choice inevitable.

Why I Quit My Job To Couch Surf The World

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

For every person that pitches in to help me live my dream, I will find a way to help them live theirs. While an act of kindness from an individual may feel small, when scaled across a network of people, these acts can cumulatively change someone's life.

The Power Of Momentum

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

By making different choices and focusing on new healthy habits, we can slow momentum in some areas and create new momentum in others. And this will help us move in the directions that we truly desire--even if it's just a bike ride around the lake.

Us And Them In Politics: Why We Each Think We Are Right And They Are Wrong

David Mochel | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
David Mochel

We will never live in a world where everyone sees things the same way, but this does not mean that we lack the ability to work together. We have an inclination to draw lines between us and them.

6 Keys To Keep The Magic In Your Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Most couples simply stand by and allow the spark of their relationship to fizzle out in time, partly because they believe there's nothing to be done. But with the right actions and added awareness, both partners can rekindle the romantic fire so that it burns more strongly than even in the beginning.

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

There's no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts you...

9 Signs Your Perfectionism Is Out Of Control

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

We live in a world that idolizes perfectionism. From a very young age, parents, coaches, and teachers push us to be high achievers, but they fail to t...

Can We Stop Love Shaming Women, Already?

Jocelyn Macurdy Keatts | Posted 06.13.2016 | Women
Jocelyn Macurdy Keatts

Now, I have a confession to make: I used to love silly self help books. I mean, granted, I read a lot of things, to the point of nerdly compulsivity. But I used to think these books were cute, in an absurd kind of way: "How to land a man! How to keep a man! How to know if your single status is due to some kind of hex!" I found them quotable and funny and mostly harmless. And then I grew up.


Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 06.13.2016 | Good News
Rajan Thapaliya

"If you stop focusing on other people's life you'll have more time to fix your own life. Don't let anyone ever break your soul. You have to stand on y...

Killing The Perfectionist Within

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marcia G. Yerman

Have you ever made a mistake while engaged in a task and unconsciously called yourself stupid? Or maybe a jerk? Australian psychologist Honor Jane Ne...

10 Research-Proven Tricks To Seem Smarter Than You Are

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Intelligence (IQ) is fixed at an early age. You might not be able to change your IQ, but you can definitely alter the way people perceive you. When it comes to succeeding in the real world, perception is half the battle.

9 Signs You're Successful--Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

There's no sense in feeling like a failure just because you think you should have a better job, a bigger house, or a nicer car. Real success comes from the inside, and it's completely independent of circumstance.

What Not to Say to Your Single Friends

Shannon Gallagher | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Shannon Gallagher

When you're single in your mid-30s and early-40s, you have some variation of the following conversation a lot. Well-Meaning Person: You're single? ...

Loving My Hair Has Allowed Me to Love Myself

Shanice J. Douglas | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Shanice J. Douglas

My hair is no longer my crutch in a dark state of self-loathing, neither is it my crowning glory. Loving my hair as it is, has allowed me to love myself as I am, and this natural hair journey was the perfect catalyst for this state of introspection.

The Limitless Self

Petros Koublis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

"Viscera" Attica, Greece | image by ● There is no past, no future. There is only experience. The present is the umbilical cord...

How To Be An Expert Surfer

Carrie Contey, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

The waves of life are inevitable. There are days where the waters are calm, you get out the door easily, friends and family are kind and joyful, you are nourished and inspired, and it is enjoyable to float along. And, as well all know, there are days that bring you to your knees, that challenge your inner strength, that drain you to your core.

Channeling Your Inner Beyoncé: How to Find Yourself Through Music

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Forget Beyonce, Madonna, Whitney or even the infamous Janet. This is your moment to shine. Imagine you've been invited to sing at the Super Bowl ha...

Can We Change 'Change'?

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Saskia Griffiths This article has been through many changes. What if our idea of 'Change' is blocking our personal and global ability to creat...