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Faith Is to the Soul What Life Is to the Body!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

I relate faith and prayer to humanity as a whole, to everything we share as living breathing beings, to life on earth and to love for one another.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Limiting Beliefs vs. Liberating Truths

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Stucky

We hold ourselves back far more than anyone outside us does. It all comes back, again and again, to fear of failure, fear of rejection. We need instead to start believing in our resilience and our worthiness.

A New Way to Say Affirmations

Kajal Pandey | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

One day I was staring out into the ocean. I was focused on the movement of every wave -- the way it effortlessly glides and moves to the shoreline. I was looking at the wave one moment and in the next moment I was looking at the entire ocean.

3 Simple Tools to Bring You More Peace

Chris Tompkins | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Tompkins

If we remain true to our core values, are actively and authentically loving ourselves, we'll discover the peace we seek is already present and available. Not intellectually, but from the tangible shifts we'll see unfolding around us and the experience of it in our day-to-day life.

The Rejection of Confidence

Rance Collins | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

Search for the connections in life. Persevere through the rejections. I think somewhere in the middle is where you, and I, will ultimately find that long-awaited confidence.

6 Ways to Liberate Yourself From Toxic Habits!

Fani Stipkovic | Posted 05.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Fani Stipkovic

Always remember, it's our habits that create who we are. One of the most important things in life is being able to let go.

6 Unconventional Ways to Show Yourself Mad Love

Jenny Berk | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenny Berk

Today, I'm going to talk about six unexpected or more unfamiliar ways you can move towards self-love and self-acceptance no matter what your size or where you are in your health journey. I'd love to hear your thoughts and in the comments section and please add some strategies you use for yourself as well!

The Right Way to Break Up With a Popular Partner

Alexandra Harra | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Shock will surely run rampant through your circle. Your friends will criticize you endlessly and your mother will warn that you'll end up alone. Even your dog will shoot you a look of deep regret. Regardless, you have your own reasons to do it.

The Illusion of Freedom

Matt Hearnden | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

My phone rang and it was the call I'd been expecting. We talked about how I was, how she was, and other stuff I can't remember. But I didn't care ...

Your Career As a Bad Boyfriend

Jamie Cornell | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jamie Cornell

How can you start thinking of your career like a bad boyfriend that might let you down at any point? How can you remain resilient while the bad boyfriend casually 'forgets' to be your DD one night

This Kind of Mother

Mel Burt-Gracik | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Mel Burt-Gracik

When I read my journals, I get sucked in -- like when I've begun a novel that has captured my attention and heart. Each moment I'm reading I'm eager ...

Causes of Low Self Esteem and How to Change Them

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Low self-esteem is one of the main reasons that people enter therapy with me, and the reasons that they have developed low self-esteem are often varied. Despite this fact, there do seem to be some common themes that individuals with low self-esteem share.

That Kind of Mother

Mel Burt-Gracik | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Mel Burt-Gracik

I am the kind of mom who is deliberate about growing and continually doing the hard work of finding myself and cultivating me. I lost myself in the blur of parenting, early career, and the work of managing a home with my partner.

Fear of Missing Out

Mila Atmos | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

When we let go of the things that are not meant for us, another door opens. A new experience becomes available. Follow your heart to make the most optimal decisions for yourself. The door that opened for me was not an earth-shatteringly good time, but a peace and knowledge that my wellbeing deserves to be my priority. When I am well, everyone in my family wins.

Menstruate and Self-Hate: Fasting, Praying, Twelve-Years-Old

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

My femininity is filthy, and I hate it. I hate my femininity. I hate my filth. But my femininity- that is me. I hate me. I hate my filth. I am the filth I hate.

A Letter to My Single Self

Liz Higgins | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Liz Higgins

In reflecting on all of this, I decided to have a conversation with my younger, single self as a way to bridge the gap between who I was and who I am today, and to encourage you to do the same. Here's a peek into my internal dialogue:

Unleash Your Joy

Reba Linker | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reba Linker

So I've been thinking a lot about what 'unleash your joy' means. Here's what I've come up with...

Shut Down the Critical Mom with 5 Simple Truths

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

You need to give yourself a break. Forgive yourself for all the things that you see as a flaw or a mistake. If you have a rough day, instead of focusing on what you did wrong use this as an opportunity to change how you do things to improve.

Vulnerability: A Key to Joy

Hannah Lilly | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hannah Lilly

It's all too easy in this world to hunt for joy in perfection -- in how we look and what we have -- but it doesn't live there. It is already within us and waiting to be set free.

Understanding the Power of Thought

Rohini Ross | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Rohini Ross

Recognizing that thought creates my experience has had a profound impact on my life. I am empowered to choose not to fuel negative thinking. I am also aware that when I can't help myself, and I do get gripped by limiting beliefs, I don't need to take myself too seriously.

My Stretch Marks, Societal Beauty Standards, and the Irony Of 'Flaws'

Mary Bassey | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Mary Bassey

The quickness of my transition from girlhood to womanhood was literally marked on my hips. The lines made their permanent residence there and they do not plan on leaving anytime soon. Nor do I want them to.

If a Dandelion Had a Ted Talk: Mastering Creative Integrity & Your Critics

Kat Cowley | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News
Kat Cowley

Ted Talks have changed the way we instigate & replenish passions around the world. No longer do you need a conference ticket, several hundred dollars ...

The Nature of Perception

Petros Koublis | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

"Latona" Santorini, Greece | image by petroskoublis.com ● When we look in the mirror what we see is only a reflection. This is how our mind works...

The First Time I Felt Fat

Stephanie Schwartz | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Stephanie Schwartz

Sometimes I think about what I wish someone would have said to me at that age to lighten the burden of my poor self-image. Like, "Your worth is so much greater than your physical body", or, "You are such a hardworking student", or, "You are beautiful because of how you make other people feel".

Intro to Meditation -- The Joy of Self-Observation

Devi Sawh | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Devi Sawh

A consistent and sincere meditation practice can give experiences of peace, lightness and unburdening. It eventually brings an awareness of inner beauty, purity and innocence as well.