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Self Expression

25 Quotes About Appreciation in Relation to Self and Others

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.13.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Appreciation is an important, that is often taken for granted. We all want to be appreciated, but are we also expressing our appreciation in return? T...

How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

Laura Munson | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Laura Munson

What does it really mean to find your voice? I use this word 'voice' all the time when I talk about writing.

Needs, Strengths And Commitments

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Commitment to our values, faiths, and philosophies also take time, such as attending religious or political meetings. How much time we devote to these areas is often a matter of the strengths of our convictions.

Finding Solace Through Writing

Carrie Doubts | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carrie Doubts

We can tell ourselves where to look for hope when we write. This includes those times when you think you can't take another step. Somehow, when you write about this, the picture starts to emerge where you see yourself taking that step. You see falling and getting up and being held all as part of life.

Dream Expression Holds More Than You Know

Kim Treffinger | Posted 05.10.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Treffinger

I first began recording dreams and daily life in a diary given to me at age ten. By age fifteen I had recorded the first of many prophetic dreams. Mu...

Why Expressing Your Emotions Shouldn't Be Taboo

Najma Khorrami | Posted 05.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Najma Khorrami

Remember, there is always an upside to what might seem to be a negative feeling you've encountered. So don't be afraid to express yourself comfortably and naturally in the face of complex emotions.

"Sun & Moon" Poetry

Meg DeBussey | Posted 04.21.2017 | Arts
Meg DeBussey

The sun shine singes my skin In prickly patches of abrasive tinges. Corrosive edges of Burnt starburst--bursting forth, Heavily heaved And collaps...

Life in Valencia: Being Genuine in the 21st Century

Sherina Harris | Posted 04.19.2017 | Teen
Sherina Harris

Earlier today, I saw a video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answering a question at a press conference. That aspect of the video wasn't uni...

Haunted by a Childhood Story -- Restoring Your Freedom to Be

Kasia Jamroz | Posted 04.07.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Kasia Jamroz

Once upon a time there was a boy named Mark. He was the most adorable little angel with long curls who sought to be seen and treasured, and belong. W...

An Incredible Thing Happened When This Man Bought Himself A Pair Of Gucci Heels

Michael Rohrer | Posted 03.09.2017 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I knew I had chosen a safe space in which to experience my grand initiation of wearing unmistakably women's shoes in public, but I wasn't prepared for the feeling of joy that flooded my heart.

39 Last Words On Using Swear Words in Your Writing

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 03.02.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Probert, MPT

I distinctly remember being threatened with a bar of soap as a kid, and locking myself in the bathroom to avoid said penalty. What word had embossed m...

Games Adults Should Play

Ruchika Behal | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Ruchika Behal

Four child hood activities we can all bring back in our life-our adult life- full of responsibilities, bills, and errands.

The Stories Behind Our Emotional Vocabulary

Sebastian Castro | Posted 02.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Sebastian Castro

So, how are you feeling today? Happy? Sad? Stressed? Now dig a little deeper. How are you really feeling? Perhaps not so much happy, but excited. And...

Self-Expression: The Neuroscience of Co-creation

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 02.12.2017 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

We join a company to make a difference, to make a contribution, to be praised and rewarded. We join a company to bring our voice to the table, and 'lean into conversations' so our voices join in the spirit of partnering with others to shape, create and co-create the future.

Why I Should've Talked Back to My Parents

Brent Stoller | Posted 02.04.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

For four years I managed the behind-the-scenes operations of a summer camp. Dealing with difficult parents was integral to the job. Most parents were,...

Saying Yes to Living Life

Jennifer Cabot | Posted 01.29.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Cabot

Living life -- that is, being an active participant of living -- in the past has been a consistently overwhelming, "I want to curl up in a ball under ...

To be or not to be a Woman

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 01.19.2017 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

We do not get to decide if another person self identifies as female or not, or what a female should look like by any means. Not only do we not get to do this for anyone but ourselves, but we do not get to dictate when or how a person claims their own womanhood.

Must I Tell My Spouse Everything?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 12.31.2016 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

In a good marriage we can be ourselves more with our partner than with anyone else in the world. We can have imperfections and still be loved.

An End to Taking Others for Granted

Susie Wolbe | Posted 11.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

The holiday season is upon us. For the holidays, and for every day, let us all try a little bit harder to show gratitude to the people with whom we are blessed to have in our lives.

Standing up to My Fears (and Finding My Voice Along the Way)

Bryan Behar | Posted 11.03.2016 | Comedy
Bryan Behar

There are a lot of reasons that I'm a writer and not a performer. My nose has more turns than Google Maps. I have a comically oversized head that would only really work in a Munsters reboot. But I decided to try stand-up comedy for the first time since 1988.

Pillow Talk and Listening to Who We Are Matters Most Definitely

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

It was on sale for $9.99 and the perfect inspiration of color for her new home. My friend, Amanda, shared with me this am on our hike through the Enc...

Does Your Kid Behave Much Better When You're NOT Around?

Juliet Linley | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Why oh why, when we leave our kid with friends, grandparents or other relatives, do they often tell us what deep down we'd rather not hear? I mean, sure on the one hand we're relieved to hear that those who were doing us the favour of watching our kids, didn't end up having to deal with a gigantic tantrum.

Gender Liberation: Leaving Men Behind

Brett Gleason | Posted 09.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Gleason

Even with my chin length hair kids mock me for having 'girl hair' -- as if there's something inherently offensive about being a girl. So much has evolved with gender identity since I was a kid but I fear men and boys are being left behind in our liberation of behavior from gender.

The One Soul-Crushing Habit You Should Quit Right Now

Ashley Navarro | Posted 09.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

Hey Friend, Do you ever get caught up caring about what other people think about you? I know I can. It can be hard detecting our approval seeking be...

Human or Robot?

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

At the end of the day, when you lay your head down on your pillow... ask yourself "Was I a robot or a human today." The world needs the human in you.