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Confessions of an Abusive Emotional Eater

Tree Franklyn | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

The author, Tree Franklyn, at home. Happy, healthy and potato chip free. "You're ugly," I told myself as I looked in the full-length mirror. As if...

Los Angeles, On Foot

Lauren DePino | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Lauren DePino

I love taking walks. Long ones. I start by choosing a direction. Then I let something lead me. I'm not sure what to call it--maybe it's intuition or...

3,430,000 Positive Affirmations... and Counting

Mala Rambharose | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mala Rambharose

I value my time in a way that I was not aware was possible before this experiment. Each moment matters, each thought matters. Each moment is an opportunity to be present, to invest in my passion, to invest in the people I love and the quality of my life experience.

11 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

Kajal Pandey | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

Everything we do in life is a testimony to us and our relationship with ourselves. The decisions you make or don't, the people you love or don't, the money you give or don't, the job you love or don't is all a created by the relationship we have with ourselves.

The Intimacy of "Sleeping With"

Rance Collins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The connotation that comes with the term "slept with" was recently discussed amongst a group of my friends. Of course, where most minds jump is sex. Not just sex, actually. Full on, all-night, torrid, romance novel-style action. The stuff that half-naked book covers are made of.

Care Instructions

Brook Packard | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

The first list is the kernel of your self-care instructions. The second is simple activities that can redirect your day when you feel it shifting. Things like having a cup of tea, smelling lavender, going outside barefoot, dancing to a favorite tune, breathing in the sunlight for 6 deep breaths.

Respect Yourself. Respect Others. Everyone Matters!

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

Giving respect to those who we believe to be worthy is not hard to do. After all, we believe they earned it. But how about extending that respect to all, even those we feel don't quite measure up?

How To See Miracles In Addiction

Kat Karpoff | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Kat Karpoff

We all know that addiction is wreaking havoc on our world. I don't know anyone who hasn't seen it up close and personal. Whether it be to prescripti...

Why I Said I'd Never Get Married, How It Changed, and Why This (Maybe!) Matters for You

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

I didn't want to be that person, who gives up her awesome, wild, free, uniquely my own life, to be caught by the confines of a traditional relationship. I didn't want to give up my dreams. And I sure as hell didn't want to be anyone's possession.

'Is Having an Ego Good or Bad?'

Matt Hearnden | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

I've even thought that about books. Famous books. Brilliant books. Who the fuck am I to think that? That's my ego. And I'm grateful for it.


Elle Phillips | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Elle Phillips

Fear. A four letter word that packs a lot of punch. This little sucker keeps us trapped, playing small and giving up on our dreams. It convinces us of a distorted reality in which we are the victim and only 'bad' things can happen to us. The continual monologue of all things that could, would and will go wrong.

Taking Responsibility for the True You

Denise Simone | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Denise Simone

True responsibility requires going within and discovering what does and doesn't feel right to you and only you. When you open up to this level of responsibility, you also open up to remembering and embracing your own unique truth. This leads to a life filled with self-connection, inspiration, meaning and purpose.

What Does It Mean to Self-Improve?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

What are we really improving when we self-improve? Discover the difference between self-improvement and healing. Self-Improvement has become mainstr...

What My 7-Year-Old Taught Me About Self-Love

Rachel Feldman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Rachel Feldman

Today, I can proudly say that both my body and my mind are in perfect harmony and that allowing myself to experience ultimate self-love as a child does has made me a much better wife, mom and business owner. More important than anything, it's made me the best version of myself.

How To Let Go Of Fear And Lean Into Love

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.25.2016 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Fear has shown up in my life as depression, low self esteem, lack of self worth, sadness, shame, lack of confidence, comparison, resentment, illness, regret. Fear keeps us living small lives. We were not meant to live small lives.

The Lesbian Chronicles 24: All of Me

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Today I am going to try really hard to be authentic and allow myself to be with all of my feelings.

10 Mantras to Adopt to Become Mentally Healthier and More Confident

Alissa Lastres | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Alissa Lastres

Let these mantras guide you through the hard times and sustain you through the beautiful times. Write them down. Turn them into love notes. Repeat them when you feel weak and read them when you feel strong. Remember that your life is in your hands.

'What Can I Do/Learn in My 20s to Get Ahead?'

Matt Hearnden | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Do these two things: 1) Write down what's important to you. This will help to get you ahead because NOBODY ELSE WILL FUCKING DO IT! It pisses me off...

When Was the Last Time You Did NOTHING?

Elena Lipson | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elena Lipson

This voice is always there for you and for me, but the noise of the world tends to dampen the volume on a daily basis. You can get disconnected from this inner wise-woman over time unless you mindfully choose to.

Maybe You Don't Have to Like Me

Rance Collins | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

In Los Angeles, a city that thrives on false niceties and plastered (and often botoxed) smiles, learning to stop caring is difficult. Everyone pretends in this town of make-believe.

Mom, Thank You For Teaching Me About Real Beauty

Nina Holland | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Nina Holland

"In a world full of Instagram filters and seemingly perfect lives splashed across social media, it’s easy to forget your wise words that it is what’s on the inside that counts."

Stop Stepping Up!

Reba Linker | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reba Linker

Our size is a reflection of the fullness of our hearts and the generosity of our actions, anyway, so let's stop worrying about visibility and stepping up. (And let's stop worrying about the size of our eyelashes, waistlines and wallets, too!)

The Real Reason I Dyed My Hair Blue at Age 36

Jennifer S. White | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Dying my hair blue was a quiet way to remind my kids that they can do "crazy" things and I'll always love them. It reminded me to smile -- of the freedom in lightening up a little.

Dorm Move Out, Part V

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

May 2016 My ability to stick is just as strong as a Command hook, and my ability to stick around is just as weak as one. The way the end of the schoo...

The Undoing of My Biological Clock

Deborah Acker | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Deborah Acker

As I got to know myself, I realized the decision to have children was one that I wanted to make with my future partner. For me, making this decision on my own was like planning a wedding without a husband. This realization relaxed me.