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Stripped of Our Roles: Who Are We?

Christy Jacobs | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christy Jacobs

When I asked people recently who they would be if they were stripped of all their roles -- stay-at-home mom, salesman, flight attendant, doctor, etc. ...

Disengaging the Bomb: Five Ways to Overcome Emotional Food Cravings

Nykki Hardin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nykki Hardin

The next time you find yourself in the middle of an insatiable craving, or are about to make a choice that is not in alignment with honoring your body, here are five possibilities to free yourself from the situation:

Learning to Let Love In

Jennifer Cabot | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Cabot

Experiencing my world intuitively, I shed the tendency to intellectualize feelings. Gracefully moving into full acceptance that I possess a deeper knowing. No longer warranted, brick by brick, I dissolve a wall built for protection. I confess, beautiful in my own right, I am an empath learning how to let Love in.

Thought Power: A New Path to Optimal Health

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Melody Pourmoradi

By reorganizing your thought patterns and releasing old patterns and beliefs, you will create a unique and personalized path to highest level of health available to you. 

Don't Steal My Perspective by Assuming You Know My Truth: A Yoga of Disability

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Now, I'm no longer clumsy. Though yoga and mindfulness I've trained my brain and body to compensate for what it lacks. Begun to integrate systems so they work together.

10 Adorable Body-Love Illustrations For Anyone Who Needs A Pick-Me-Up

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

You are loved. That's the message behind illustrator Kate Allan's new series of GIFs, which focus on promoting self-love and body confidence. The...

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved With Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Books
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.

Wise Women: On Self-Worth

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

When "The Grown Woman's Oath" was published, the response confirmed my belief that women love women. Despite the stereotypes that would homogeneously ...

Why Self-Love Isn't New Age B.S.

Laura Coe | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Coe

In fear of sounding like a new age cliche, I want to talk about self-love. To be honest, this is a hard one for me. I was taught from a young age th...

Time to De-Stress and Relax: You Have Arrived!

Rohini Ross | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

I am not lacking in any way, not matter what the illusion of my personal thinking tells me. I am whole. I am complete. I am love. This can never be taken from me, only temporarily forgotten.

What's Really Holding You Back? (It Might Not Be What You Think!)

Erin Cox | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Cox

Give yourself a little break and practice self-love and do everything you can to reconnect with your soul in order to rebuild your self-worth. You are an amazing woman with so much to offer -- never lose sight of that truth!

I Was Divorced Twice By 30. Here's What I Learned About Love.

Ashley Lawson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Ashley Lawson

The shame of being divorced twice before 30 drained my will to live.

8 Ways Introverted Artists Who Listen Too Much Can Recharge Their Creative Energy Stores (Before Snapping)

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Sutkowski

We're not just wallflowers or antisocial jerks afraid of being around others. Even the most outgoing introverts can move from well-meaning participators to angry and exhausted if we're not careful. But the first step to having enough energy to spend on the projects (and people) we want starts with taking personal responsibility.

6 Things I Wish I'd Known About My Body When I Was 19

Isiah McKimmie | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Isiah McKimmie

I wish I'd known, really known, when I was 19 that I decide who touches my body, when and where. I wish I'd understood that it's never too late to say no. Saying no doesn't make me insensitive or "a tease".

Evolutionary Choices: How They Help Us Become More Human

Padma Gordon | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Padma Gordon

Making difficult life choices grows me. I am choosing self-love which is utterly essential. I modeling self-love for my child, trusting that her attachment to me is secure, and she knows she is deeply and passionately loved. She knows that life has her back.

A Letter To My Future Husband: Don't Wait For Me

Sonya Matejko | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I don't want you to pine for the love that we'll one day find and let your life pass you by. The last thing I want is for you to waste the time you have until you meet me. Please, continue to live your life boldly and -- for the moment -- forget about me.

Send Help! I'm Being Held Captive in a Place Called the "Friendzone."

Benjamin O'Keefe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Benjamin O'Keefe

You know when you meet someone and you instantly click? They give you butterflies when you see their face. You say cheesy and romantic things to each other not to be cheesy and romantic but because they are the only words that seem to make sense to say when you're around them.

The Gift My Child Gave to Me

Jennifer Cabot | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Cabot

We possess a direct knowing that a happy heart is the tonic for life. Growing becomes an external pursuit of happiness, marked by a daunting pull of never enough, do more, work more, be something different.

10 Reasons Your Life Has Gone Quiet

Emily Bracken | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Emily Bracken

Despite all appearances and feelings to the contrary, what's happening is actually a hell of a lot. The universe is bringing everything to a standstill in order to conspire to help you become the person you were meant to be.

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Go on Another Diet

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

We all want to believe that there is some magic solution that will help us to discover true health and happiness. However, the reality is that restrictive food rules and weight loss is not the answer to what we are seeking.

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.

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Elin Stebbins Waldal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Fifty
Elin Stebbins Waldal

Life is not linear. Your journey will be filled with undulation, crossroads, intersections, detours, bumps and a whole lot of open road. There will be days, months, even years when you will wonder where the hell you are. Hear me now-- you are where you need to be.

Tis' the Season to Embrace Your Humanity

Amy Javier | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Javier

This is not about holding on to sadness for longer then you should. This is not about turning your back on sadness. This is about honoring your humanity. Allowing for you to be you. Overall, you are the Universe expressing itself in a body, how could you go wrong?

Leadership Redefined: The Time Is Now

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

Being a leader is not a title held only by the smartest and the fittest. Sadly most people, especially women, don't see themselves as leaders simply because they don't manage a company, organization or teams of people. However, those same people are parents, partners, volunteers, family members, and friends. All of those roles have a leadership component to them one way or another.

Opening to Heartbreak, Grief and Loss: Feeling the Heat of the Fires

Padma Gordon | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

It has taken me some time to digest and metabolize the reality of the fires that are devastating Northern California. The fires have left a vast scar...