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It's Picture Book Month: Give the Gift of Wonder

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

November is National Picture Book Month. It's a gentle reminder of the importance of reading printed picture books to the children in our lives. I wish I could tell you what being read to, nestled in my mother's arms, meant to me, but I didn't have that kind of mom.

How 'The Peanuts Movie' Failed Our Children

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

No one tells Charlie Brown that his intelligence, imagination and value as a human being have nothing to do with the standardized test score. No one tells him that his creativity and caring nature cannot be reflected in a number. And certainly no one tells him that sending a message to impressionable children that their ability to succeed (or be loved) can be numerated by a bubble test is as dangerous as it is irresponsible.

5 Signs You're a Low Maintenance Girl with High Standards

Shinjini Das | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

There are two extremes of the spectrum, high maintenance vs. low maintenance. As girls, there is a great chance that we have been called either of these more times in our lives than we would like to admit: "oh my gosh, she is SO high maintenance, right?!"

Appreciation: What It Feels Like and How to Practice It

Mala Rambharose | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

Here are five practices that can help us feel a deep sense of appreciation throughout the day on a regular basis:

Forget Feeling Fat, Bloated and Frustrated in Your Clothing. 10 Reasons I Design Clothing So Women Can Feel Freaking Amazing All Day!

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

1. Designing clothing for me is about enhancing beauty and celebrating women. After 13 years I continue to find a happy balance of comfort, style and ...

The Link Between Self-Weighing and Self-Esteem

dailyRx News | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

After surveying the study patients, Dr. Pacanowski and colleagues found that self-weighing was tied to growing depressive symptoms and concerns about weight. It was also linked to lower self-esteem and body satisfaction.

5 Simple Steps to Unleash Your Brilliance and Own Your Value

Christina Jandali | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christina Jandali

The truth was, the only thing separating those successful entrepreneurs from me, was my willingness to step into my power and own my brilliance.

Shonda Rhimes Was Right -- And the Builies Will Always Be Wrong

Stacey Morris | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

The older I get the more I look at kindness as a verb. If every action (even thought) sends out a ripple into our world, then let's get a wave going. If we're on this spinning-top of a planet as a unit, then we may as well make the time together as quality as possible. Who's with me?

If children shouldn't say it, neither should you.

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Shauna Mackenzie

When we hear what we say about ourselves and other people coming out of the mouths of children, it sounds pretty extreme doesn't it?

You Can Wake Up From the Illusion of Your Insecurities

Rohini Ross | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

I used to believe the insecure me was the real me, and the other one was fake. What I now know is they are both fake, in that they are transitory. Neither the confident me, nor the insecure me, are real because they will both come and go depending on my mood and what my thoughts are.

WATCH: Gratitapping -- Happy Thanksgiving!

Brad Yates | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

As we settle in for Thanksgiving here in the U.S., it seemed fitting to share this quick video showing a simple way to use tapping -- one that may als...

Smoke and Mirrors

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

She flips through the photos she has just taken. The ones of her smiling her big toothy grin, her nose is too long and her teeth are not straight; b...

Dear Manager: A Manifesto for Conscious Employees

Susan Bernstein | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Susan Bernstein

My heart ached. I read about the hostility, chaos, internal competition, bullying, lack of clarity, and a host of other toxic situations that many of you are facing. I wanted to fix your toxic work problems. But how?

What I Learned About Myself After My 7-Month Dating Hiatus

Christina Scribner | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Christina Scribner

I made a dramatic declaration to my friends and told them I was officially on a mancation. I defined it as a state in which a woman purposefully stops establishing emotional connections with men in an effort to make more time for herself and reboot her level of consciousness.

Authentically Powerful Without Makeup

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Like a lot of high school girls I wore makeup. Every morning before school I would pick out one of my bright-colored eye shadows and apply it. Then ...

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

The Rich Guy and the Time I Tried to Literally Be Someone Else

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

When I was 18, and I was hanging out with this rich kid. Kid, guy, whatever. He was in college; I was just about to start. My parents had bought a restaurant down the shore. It was a whole new town with A LOT of money and a brand new set of people.

Songs in the Key of Life

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 11.17.2015 | Good News
Katharine Angelina Love

I awoke this morning to a glorious warm and sunny day, unusual for mid-November in Toronto. I decided to take Lucille for a walk in our favourite ravi...

4 Steps to Falling in Love With Yourself

Sophie Gray | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophie Gray

Self-love is not a destination. Expect a journey instead, littered with imperfect moments. Be prepared to invest continual effort and attention. By following the prescription above, we say YES to love -- at the end of the day, isn't that what life is all about?

WATCH: Being Emotionally Manipulated

Brad Yates | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are folks who want you to get upset about things... some of them fairly trivial, like how a coffee cup is decorated...! Why? Because people wh...

The Grace of Gratitude, Vol. 2

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Gratitude transforms what we have into more than enough. It's a shift from getting to treasuring. It's a mental, physical, and emotional aligning wi...

Visual Blog: Are You Proud to Be You?

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Camilla Tuominen

Look at the picture: What defines you? How do you describe yourself to others or yourself? Are these definitions true to who you really are? What h...

Loud and Clear

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Kerrie L Cooper

I was sitting in a meeting yesterday and was given a reminder that felt like a slap in the face. It jarred me fully awake, shaking the dust out of a corner of my subconscious mind where I had stored this fundamental rule in the greatest job I have, as mom: It's not what you say. It's what you do.

But.. .Don't You Want Dessert?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Dealing with opinions and suggestions can prove difficult, especially when old habits return in weak moments. Stay strong and persevere. Some tips to follow along the way:

You Look Good, I Guess: Receiving The Backhanded Compliment

Marie Forster | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Marie Forster

Here's the thing: I get that it was supposed to be a compliment, but it was a backhanded compliment. Emphasizing how much younger I look only makes me think of how terrible I must look all other days.