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Slowing Down in an Age of Speed

Homaira Kabir | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

It is in slowing down that we connect to the deep recesses of our minds, to the wonder of simply being alive, and to the responsibility we carry towards those we share our lives with.

Resisting the Urge to Do Too Much

Pamela Boccia | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

I know being happy, contented, and present myself will be the best thing for my children, but how do I get there? I have to resist the urge to do. I have to stop cleaning, scrolling, planning, thinking-- and tune back into my center, into being.

DISPATCH: Living With Intent With Mallika Chopra

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Hi! I'm Miriam Ava, founder of and ambassador of good taste. I love sharing messages that matter, one Dispatch at a time. En...

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

In the Stillness

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Griffin

My vision, my desires, my future starts today. I am longing for the silent spaces. Not physical solitude per se, but for the silence. For the still...

Why Time Sometimes Seems To Stand Still, And Why It's So Good For Us

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living

In today's increasingly fast-paced world, entire days breeze by without us stopping to really experience them. We allow individual moments to blend in...

The Key to True Transformation

Martha Pasternack | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Have you noticed that there is a lot of talk these days about transformation being the brass ring on the personal growth fast track? Have you noticed ...

Restore Your Harmony And Connection With 2 Words

Panache Desai | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

No matter what set of circumstances seem to be conspiring to rob you of your ability to thrive, there is one way you can shift gears, expand your energy, and immediately restore your flow. Be still, take a breath and say, "I accept."

Feel Starved for Time? Here's a Surprising (and Easy) Solution

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

So if you are feeling overwhelmed and time-starved: Stop. Remember that what you need more than time (to work, to check tasks off your list) is downtime, sans stimulation.

Let's Go Nowhere

Medium | Pico Iyer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

The idea of going nowhere is as universal as the law of gravity; that’s why wise souls from every tradition have spoken of it. “All the unhappines...

Finding Paradise

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Puryear Martin

Paradise as a state of mind. It is a state of consciousness. It is a place we can inhabit anytime we want. Paradise is a myth (in Milton's Paradise...

The Art of Doing Nothing

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

Doing nothing isn't easy. We all want to be productive and get stuff done, so we consume ourselves with being busy. Meetings, emails, phone calls, text messages, instant messaging, commuting, and multitasking have all become a part of our busy lives. Doing these things make us feel busy, but are we actually getting anything meaningful done?

Do You Wear Your Busyness as a Badge of Honor?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I wore my busyness as a badge of honor. My booked schedule proof of my value, my worth. But at the end of the day, I wasn't happy.

Meditation Does Not Belong on a To-Do List

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudri Bhatt Patel

I've decided to try to capture stillness for only two minutes. When my eyes close, the to-do list pops up in my head. I squash it. I tell myself I am not there yet, but I quickly take those words back. Meditation doesn't belong on a to-do list.

Being Still

Amy Pang | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Amy Pang

A remarkable thing happens when I take a break to be still -- the demands that seemed so unwieldy become manageable.

Are You Present In Your Life? Banish Busyness and Start Living Your Soul Signature

Panache Desai | Posted 09.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Your kids have piano, soccer, football, tutoring. You're working 45+ hours a week. Your friends want you to attend their dinner party. You're chairing...

A Magical Six-Week Life Experiment

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

I want to be energized and more present. Give my best to others. Make meditation and watching the sunset part of my weekly routine. That is what having a thriving life means to me. And if I ever forget how to do it, I will keep going on sabbaticals to rediscover life's magic.

Why I Pray

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I once read somewhere that repeating a prayer is nothing more than parroting words. However, I have come to understand and feel a certainty of the cleansing of my soul through repeated prayer, just as my beloved aunt did.

Staying Mindful in the Midst of Chaos

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Chaos is natural -- it's everywhere. Life is unpredictable and will bring about many different emotions and mind states that can be challenging and difficult, even unbearable at times. But beneath the dramas, distractions and problems there's a still and calm place we can rest in.

My Toddler Taught Me How to Be Still

Janelle Capra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Janelle Capra

How is it that a toddler who is known for being all over the place was so happy to be still and in the moment?

What Grounds You?

Kimlai Yingling | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimlai Yingling

In the last decade, there has been a huge push for the use of meditation and how "connecting with oneself" can bring a sense of calm to a person's life. It can help to stabilize the mind and "leave oneself" for a place of serenity and gratitude.

10 Reasons To Take A Random Day Off Of Work

Susie Moore | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The world is OK if we take a few hours to ourselves to relax and revive a little. I start the weekend relaxed, organized and in a splendid mood. Do you need any more reasons?

Take A Moment To Sit In Stillness

Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Keep Stillness Inside of You

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. -- Deepak Chopra Calm and stillness is the sacred space within us. Once we are in ...

How Sitting In Stillness Can Change Your Life

Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Gina Murdock Gina Murdock: I've had a chance to experience "The Work," and I am a...