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Self Compassion

Let's End Burnout in the Movement

Victor Narro | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Narro

It takes courage to radically change direction towards a more sustainable and healthy movement for justice. But change makers owe nothing less to the millions of community members impacted by the economic injustices they fight for every day. If we can truly support one another and open our hearts, we can connect and create a radical solidarity.

Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy

Alison Campbell | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alison Campbell

We've all had this experience, the feeling of being in one place physically, but entirely somewhere else mentally. At times like that, have you noticed yourself feeling kind of exhausted? If not exhausted, then perhaps just not as happy, fun, patient, or loving as you'd like.

Is Failure Necessary for Success?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

In a society that places a high value on competition and winning, everyone wants to succeed. It becomes difficult to discuss failure, which somehow translates into personal weakness, lack, or vulnerability. I'd like to reframe the whole relationship between success and failure so that both become part of a single process: your personal evolution.

Top 6 Ways I've Learned to Live a Bigger Story

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

When we see our lives as stories, this lens clarifies our how we spend our days, challenging us to ponder whether we are living a big, significant story that will last after we're gone, or a ho-hum and predictable existence.

Three Lessons for Students From the Movie The Prophet

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Since it was published in 1923, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet has been loved by generations of readers. A new film, starring Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek, brings to life eight of Gibran's poems, each one illustrated by a different animator.

Self-Love Is the Key to Getting Anything and Everything You Want

Samantha Ushedo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Ushedo

The first and often only step you need to find the success, happiness, health and fulfillment (in any area of life) that you seek begins with first loving yourself.

'Only When There is Calm Will Things Settle'

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Kyle David Anderson

Every task we undertake as humans -- social beings, after all -- threatens to do violence, or at the very least ring hollow, when the well-being and happiness of ourselves and those around us are ignored.

Four Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Being Happy

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

Women can be the biggest b*tches. I mean, we can find just the littlest thing about a person and cut them down right at the knees. And not even think twice.

How to Move Through the Hard Parts

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo at by Chelsea Francis It was a Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. I drug myself out of bed and headed toward the kitchen to make a cup...

Imagine Opening Hearts With Dr. Charlotte, And So It Is!

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Dr. Charlotte Reznick seeks to open the hearts of children by healing the wounded with loving kindness.

Self-Talk and Self-Compassion

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The more we remain openhearted to ourselves the more available we are to others. We must first become our own best friend so that we are better poised to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others and ultimately impact the greater good for all.

8 Ways to Live in Hormone-y

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Everyday I keep trying to be the best me, the healthiest me, yet sometimes I am downright shocked and insulted when my body and brain go AWOL. Someth...

'Tranquilized by Trivia'

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The above quote by the 19th century Danish Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, was a reaction to his own times, likely, unaware of how prophetic the state...

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

5 Things You Need To Hear When You're Feeling Stuck

Alanna Gillis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Alanna Gillis

Life has my back. Find the place in my heart, the part of me that knows what it is to trust freely. Connect with that source of trust, embody it, meditate on it and I'll know. Trust the Universe.

Taking the Panic Out of the Search for Love

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

We can control our actions, but not the results. This can be hard to accept at times, but it beats living in a fear-based mindset that constantly buzzes with worries about dying alone. It feels terrible, and doesn't help find love.

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Day 1 was rough. Awkwardness oozed from my lips as I stared into my eyes -- eyes that showed sadness, fatigue, loneliness, and guilt -- and uttered, "I love you." I felt like a used car salesman trying to unload a clunker to the girl in the mirror.

Learn to Forgive Others No Matter What

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Of course it's not often this easy and it's a practice to forgive, but what else is there to do? Hold onto the resentment so we continue to suffer? We've already been hurt, why continue to inflict further suffering on ourselves?

The Good/Bad Apple Experiment (aka the Power of Our Words)

Jennifer Howd | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

My life partner, our 7-year-old son, and I recently conducted an experiment to see how words might physically effect our bodies. Our son had recentl...

The Way You Talk to Your Kids and Yourself Matters

Renee Jain | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

Changing the way you talk to yourself changes everything. Here are steps we can take to teach our children to avoid falling into the trap of self-defeating inner criticism.

What I Think About Your Body

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Allam

As a female on this planet, I am more than aware of my body. My physical presence has brought me many outfit changes, unseemly anti-wrinkle creams, ...

The STBs Will Suck You Dry

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Does your career match what you envisioned it would look like? Are there things you expected that haven't happened? Do you torture yourself about those things? They have a name: the supposed-to-bes. I call it the STB tool, and your inner critic uses it to drain your energy and destroy self-love.

Advice From a Judgmental, Perfectionist, Control Freak

Kylie Dunn | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kylie Dunn

I wanted to be less of a judgmental, perfectionist, control freak... and finally work out what I wanted to do with my life. The project gave me more than I could ever have imagined, or hoped for, but there are three fundamental lessons from My Year of TED that I think everyone should apply to their own lives. They are a great start to improving your mental health and general happiness.

5 Easy Steps for Inner Calm

Robbi Rucker | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Life is a wild adventure. Just remember to buckle up, check your mirrors and purposefully move toward your destination. There is no complete control or omniscient knowing of what's to come; yet there is deep, passionate awareness when we choose among the many directions we can take each day towards creating inner calm.

I Couldn't Love Myself, So I Loved My Self-Judgment

Natasha Che | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Natasha Che

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for feel-good tactics that brighten up the world. I only find it surprising that, despite all the books and essays and TV talk shows that tell people to love themselves, we still find it difficult to do.