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The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

What can we learn from the "father" of positive psychology's two theories of happiness? Don't chase pleasure or positive emotions. You don't have to be sunny all the time in order to flourish. Instead, pursue flow states, and serve something bigger than yourself.

7 Lessons You Learn Through Life's Challenges

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Everything happens for a reason and that reason leads you to another destiny. Accept the fact that shit happened to teach you something, to push you to grow, and to encourage you to change. Use this as a drive to make successfully change yourself for the better.

Something Stupid

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


How to Simplify Your Life

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lammersen

"When you mix too many colors together, you get manure." -- My friend's art teacher It's true, isn't it? When we try to involve too many people, or a...

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

Spiritual Warrior Sisters

Keyon Bayani | Posted 06.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

"The world will be saved by the Western Woman" ~ Dalai Lama I am calling upon all Spiritual Warrior Sisters to unite. You know who you are. You h...

Pornography, Dating and Intimacy

Mala Rambharose | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

When I started my dating life the topic of pornography would come up rarely. As time went on and my friends and I experienced more serious, "long te...

Memory Keeper's Movie

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

I could not be more relieved to be done with this. NOT because I can't wait to share my foibles, mistakes, and messy past year. No, that actually scar...

Who Are You, Anyway?

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

We know how easily affected we are by our environment -- our skin tans with sunlight, our taste buds activate when we see food, and so on. Our sense of self, too, is highly susceptible to environmental cues (both external and internal environments). In essence, what we experience as our self and, by extension, self-esteem, is a powerful depiction generated by our brain.

What Happens When You Rewrite History?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laurie Gerber

"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it" - Winston Churchill Everyone has their own personal history: the collection of stories we were...

Ridin' on the "Threeway" of Love (Without a Pink Cadillac)

Josh Sabarra | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

It was the first time I'd been invited to join a threeway. "Hey, handsome," Sam began in a private Facebook message, "you seem like a lot of fun." A certified-platinum approval addict, I bit into the hook like a fish desperate for seven (or eight) inches of worm.

The One Sign Your Employees Will Leave

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your department is growing quickly. Life couldn't be better. Everyone is present and accounted for...hmmm...except Joe is not at his desk. In fact, it looks like he might be gone for the day. Again.

5 Ways to Fall in Love Again

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Falling in love again is impossible and unrealistic, isn't it? I'm here to tell you that it's not. Yet I'd be lying if I said that after 36 years of being together, every moment has been bliss. In fact, we've fallen in love again a number of times! Here's what I've discovered.

Using Spirituality Addictively as a 'Spiritual Bypass'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Stephan had been meditating for many years before consulting with me for his depression. He had been part of a spiritual community that encouraged the...

Just Breath and Recognize Who's Listening

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Whenever I come across a new book or material about spirituality, I feel that I'm in touch with something bigger than me because of the author's profound knowledge, dedication, and experience. Over the years, they've become my spiritual family by sharing their insights on love and compassion, and the power of prayer and meditation.

5 Ways to Stop Being the Center of the Universe

Jackie Harder | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Jackie Harder

A large part of moving forward is just not giving a fig about what others think. Because caring too much about other people's opinions can hold you back from being the best version of yourself.

The Apple Watch: From Technology-Knowing to Body-Knowing

Bob Deutsch | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

Much has been made of the new Apple watch, its many capabilities and styles. But perhaps there is a hidden potential benefit to the Apple watch that has not been noted: It could enhance our sensuality.

The Blind Spot: Uncovering the Grammar of the Social Field

Otto Scharmer | Posted 06.11.2015 | Science
Otto Scharmer

The intention of this paper is to uncover the grammar of the social field -- the key variables that make it possible for the operating logics and modes (states and stages) of a social field to shift.

The X-Factors of Success

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

To be successful you must work hard, count deeply on yourself and strive to owe nothing. You know you are a "somebody" when you are both intelligent and kind. These are traits hard to find wrapped up in one person.

Are You a Jerk or a Pushover? Study Says You're Likely Oblivious

Amy Morin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Whether you're asking your boss for a raise, or you're talking to your partner about where to spend the holidays this year, effective negotiating skills are important. Limited self-awareness about when you're being too pushy and when you're not speaking up enough can wreak havoc on your relationships.

My Choice To Live: Part II

Jay Michael | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Last week, Jay Michael revealed his stage 4 cancer diagnosis in "My Choice to Live: Part I" on the Splash blog. Here, he continues his story... For...

The Secret of Love: Four Steps

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

It's a Tuesday. (My favorite day of the week since I can remember) I came into my office, logged on, lit a candle, read a random quote in my "Book o...

How to Stop Second Guessing Yourself and Make Decisions With Confidence

Alexis Meads | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

Grasp a firm, unwavering belief that the Universe is working for you. And if you're struggling with making decisions, start with a couple of small ones. And once you decide -- decide with gusto! Make the choice and follow your lead with confidence.

Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Cruel leaders inspire hatred, not love, precisely because they are completely focused on themselves and use others to get what they want. They take what could be a great opportunity to inspire others to be great, and they squander it by being ruthless.

5 Things to Do When You Get to College

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Education goes far beyond worldly success, and very far beyond success measured in monetary terms. Your education, if well conducted, will give your life meaning and significance.