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Be Unapologetically You: A Short Fun Story About A Long-Haired Pooch

Candace Loy | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

I have been so lucky to have spent close to two weeks housesitting for a lovely family. It's been so wonderful having two beautiful pets to play with and care for: a friendly ginger girl cat, and Pappi the Papillon.

Just Have The Pity Party

Claire Campanella | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Claire Campanella

I am suggesting that you get all of that negative energy out of your system. Don't judge your feelings. You're already feeling awful. That's why you're throwing this party in the first place.

7 Tips for Dealing with Violence in the Media

Melinda Pajak | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Melinda Pajak

The past few weeks have placed images of violence, terror, hatred, and horror in front of our faces. From all over the United States to all around the...

3 Little Moments You Need Daily For More Ease

Candace Loy | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

Feeling more clarity and ease in the midst of lists, tasks and to-do's is possible! Here is a quick little thing you can do daily, to help you NOT f...

How To Sleep When Horrific News Becomes The Norm

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living

Last night more than 260 civilians were killed in violent clashes with military forces in Istanbul. The night before, at least 84 people lost their li...

Managing My Depression In The Midst Of Trauma

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

I made the deliberate choice in the midst of tragedy and fear to focus on the best rather than the worst of humanity; to look upon the beautiful as opposed to the ugly parts of mankind. I chose to extend kindness, gentleness, and compassion to others instead of succumbing to bitterness and hatred. Won't you join me.

9 Much-Needed Reminders That Humans Are Inherently Good

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living

The weight of the world certainly feels heavy lately. It’s easy to get discouraged about human nature and our society at large at times like these. ...

How Self-Love Saved My Marriage

Melody Godfred | Posted 07.15.2016 | Weddings
Melody Godfred

The crying was relentless. And it kept getting louder. I pulled myself out of bed and shuffled myself downstairs, disoriented and angry. Why is she st...

How To Practice Self-Care In Times Of Black Trauma

The Huffington Post | Choyce Miller | Posted 07.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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15 Free Summer 2016 Self-Care Ideas In Dallas, Tx

Liz Higgins | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

Hopefully this list has your brain juices flowing and you've got some ideas up your sleeve for some great self-care activities.

5 Tips For Social Media Self-Care!

Ariane Machin | Posted 07.01.2016 | Media
Ariane Machin

Thursday, June 30th is Social Media Day, a celebration launched by Mashable as a way to recognize and celebrate social media's impact on global commun...

Fuel Your Hustle: How Self-Care Helps Build Your Business

Stephanie J. Stiavetti | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Stephanie J. Stiavetti

Like many other career-driven women, I have a hard time slowing down and taking care of myself. When I'm staring down the barrel of a 100+ item to-do ...

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.

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, Forbes.com reported that Americans spend a whopping 11 billion on self-help books every year.

3 Times You Need to be Selfish

Jamie Cornell | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Jamie Cornell

Is it ok to be "selfish" - to think of ourselves first? For the most part, we see that kind of thing as rude, uncaring, and downright wrong. I beg to...

How To Not Lose Heart: Advice For The Tragedy Generation

Zach Mercurio | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Zach Mercurio

A buzzing sound nudged me from a lazy Sunday morning snooze as a breaking news notification lit up the screen of my cell phone. "Dozens dead in Or...

3 Steps to Prioritizing You

Rebecca Matias | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Rebecca Matias

Do you prioritize yourself? What do you do that is a form of self-denial? Do you have a belief that you are not good enough? Each and every moment, you contribute to the belief that you are either worth everything or you are worth nothing. And at the end of the day, your mental and emotional bank balance reflects that belief.

The Ugly Phase: How My Natural Hair Journey Prepared Me For Motherhood

Shanicia Boswell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Shanicia Boswell

I am now nearly six years in and I am also a mother to a beautiful little girl with a head full of hair. I did not know it then but my journey to being natural has steadily prepared me for being a mother that instills confidence in her child.

Why Meditation Is An Important Component Of Self-Care

Sura | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Sura

In today's busy, ever-demanding world, we find ourselves constantly running around, unable to slow down and take care of ourselves. Our incessant busy...

Career Woman to Caregiver

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

As I sat at my desk October 23rd, 2015 I began to devise a plan to off-board my managerial position at a large public serving institution I realized t...

The Limitless Self

Petros Koublis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

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

The Day I Ripped Up My Bible

Kelsey L. Munger | Posted 06.07.2016 | Religion
Kelsey L. Munger

Before I even fully think through what I'm about to do, I grasp the edge of one of the pages and with a swift yank the tissue-paper page tears out with a satisfying rip. I'm holding a crumpled, torn page from my gray fake-leather bible in my hand.

24 Things All Extremely Self-Aware People Know and Do

Matt Hearnden | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Why do all these list posts need an intro? I'll just leave you with this quote from Eminem: "Fuck an intro." 1) They take responsibility Some peop...

20 Self-Care Practices for the Mind, Body and Soul

Larissa Marks | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Larissa Marks

When we are living lives filled with activity, noise, and hurry, it is incredibly difficult to feel healthy and rested. When that is our overall experience with life, the result is that we become stressed and burned out.

The Power of Saying 'No'

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

When we say "yes" to everything and do not set boundaries with people, we often feel stressed, overwhelmed, and burned out. Most of us want to be well liked and to please other people. It can be difficult to turn down opportunities or requests that others have made of us.