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Self Awareness

What to Do When You Want to Build Better Habits (But Can't Get Started)

James Clear | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your awareness and your habits go hand-in-hand. The simple act of noticing what you do is the first step for improving how you do it. If you recognize how you're spending your time, then the next step will often reveal itself.

Taking Ownership of YOU

Melissa Yamaguchi | Posted 10.13.2015 | Good News
Melissa Yamaguchi

One of the more rewarding aspects of working with people is in witnessing their growth. Certainly parents, educators, medical professionals, religious leaders and coaches experience this gift in their work, as well.

The Rules of Empowerment

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Success is something that you are developed for daily. It is not that I have had more privileges than others. The thing that has set me apart is the decision to rigorously prepare for greatness. I am encouraging you to create a new definition of success. Here are a few of my rules for living an empowered life.

Freedom Is Not What We Think It Is

Jassica Nia | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jassica Nia

As most of us might have experienced, I grew up within the chains of culture, and grew up needing to conform to expectations of others and needing t...

Why?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tyler Tervooren

This article was originally published on riskology.co The question "Why?" doesn't get nearly the credit it deserves. When we're 5 years old, we a...

5 Ways To Overcome Self-Sabotaging Tendencies

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Shauna Mackenzie

Eventually, you're going to have to make the leap. It's better to do it quick, like ripping a band aid. It is my personal belief that people are rewarded when they take the risk to put themselves out there. Blind faith comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur.

Who Shall I Be Today? How About -- Me? Oh, No!

Noelle Nelson | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

That's the secret: when you pursue your own way, nurture your uniqueness with passion and perseverance, you cannot help but succeed. And one thing for sure: you will succeed at being happy and fulfilled.

Learning to Breathe Again

Aia Hawari | Posted 10.07.2015 | College
Aia Hawari

This final drag fills my tired lungs as the red tip of this white cancer stick glows. My mind covets the rush of this smoke, tricking my good senses to envelop in the temporary and forget that it's killing me. I feel light headed and I know I need to let it out.

The Endless Awe and Awesome Endlessness of Self-Discovery

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Like any journey, self-discovery requires enduring the tougher times -- but in reflecting back on those difficult moments, we will often find they ultimately prove to have given far more than they took.

What If Everything in Your Life Was Perfect?

Emily Cassel | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Cassel

Did you know that everything in your life is perfect, just the way it is, right now, without changing anything at all? WITHOUT DOING MORE, OR BETTER,...

My Exit

Daniela Nikolova | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Daniela Nikolova

My exit wasn't an exit. My exit was a retreat within my soul. My exit was the reconnection with the stillness within my heart.

Time to Stop All the 'Should-ing'

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Melody Pourmoradi

How we choose to perceive our ideas and thoughts is crucial. How we present them to ourselves and to the world however is the key. By getting to the root of our purest desires, we will have the awareness to move confidently in the direction of our most authentic intentions.

Own Who You Are and What You Do

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

Declaring yourself as anything is scary. But if it's who you are, you must own it. Don't avoid it, run away from it, or downplay it.

In Search of the Human Soul in the Syrian Crisis

Homaira Kabir | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Homaira Kabir

Universal compassion is a high standard that we may not be ready for. But we can take a step closer, even if we do not see its fruits in this lifetime.

I Can't Accept the 300-Pound Body I Once Lived In

Naomi Teeter | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Naomi Teeter

I can't accept the plus-size body I was living in because it was a diseased and uncomfortable vessel. It has less to do with my looks and more to do with the quality of life. Not accepting my 300-pound body didn't mean I was a bad person or that I hated my body--it just meant my body needed to change.

Three Key Ingredients to Giving Yourself Permission

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Whitney Hess

You can't give yourself permission just once and hope things will change. It's a process. And you can't do it alone. It's a pilgrimage. Let's go there together.

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?

Sonima.com | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

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...