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Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 15 - The Ultimate Guide to Online Support

Puja Rios | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Who's to say Valentine's Day is only about champagne, chocolate and roses? Don't get me wrong, I will gladly cheers to you with a glass of Moët, but ...

Holding Space For Someone

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 02.08.2017 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

The other day I was reading an article and it mentioned how there are times in life when we need to hold the space for someone. This is when we are p...

Excellent Advice

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

A good friend of mine recently gave me some excellent relationship advice. And, yes, I need advice, too. Because, "Can't see the forest for the trees....

How To Function After Getting Really Bad News

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Jacqueline Dooley

What can we do? I don't have the answer to that right now, but I can share some of the things that helped me pick myself up and move on when all I wanted to do was curl up and stay in bed forever.

Are You a Gardener or a Carpenter for Your Child?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie When I first became a mom in 1996, I had little in the way of familial support and few friends with children. Books became my primary ...

Don't go to Chinese restaurant for nachos

Christine Hassler | Posted 10.27.2016 | Women
Christine Hassler

I have a question for you: if you were craving nachos, would you go to a Chinese restaurant? My guess is your answer is no because you know that in a...

How to Create Opportunities For Deaf Employees

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

If a person who is deaf feels like they are a valuable part of the workforce, they are likely to perform better and feel more invested in the success of the company.

How Does Your Support Network Serve You?

Karen McMahon | Posted 10.23.2016 | Divorce
Karen McMahon

How sturdy is your support system? Who do you talk to about regarding your divorce challenges. Your family loves you and means well but each member ...

Are You Feeling Stretched?

Christine Arylo | Posted 10.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Arylo

There is no question that we are living in intense and uncertain times where who we've been and how we've operated will not support us on the path ahe...

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

Automation is Coming: Stop Whining and Get Prepared

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

It seems not a day goes by that we don't hear something about automation and new technologies that are going to replace human jobs.

A Woman in Politics

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Melissa DeCastro

It is too broad a sweep to discuss all women in politics in short form writing. I am however a woman in politics and it is particularly worth discussing how being a woman in politics affects my life, my choices, my family, and the decisions I ultimately make when I am sitting in board rooms and courthouses discussing decisions that will affect the future. I have always been political.

What Teenagers Need From Us More Than (Almost) Anything Else

Kara Powell | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
Kara Powell

Perhaps it’s because I grew up swimming. Or maybe it’s because my oldest daughter is almost 14 and a full-blown teenager (in ALL senses of the wor...

Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

It's O.K. To Be Sad

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

It's o.k. to be sad, even very, very sad. Sadness, like anger, is a very fine emotion. But, like anger, not all of us are comfortable feeling it or being in the immediate vicinity of someone else who is experiencing it.

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Five Things Idina Menzel's Fans Have Taught Me

Christina Romo | Posted 08.30.2016 | Arts
Christina Romo

I have been a huge fan of Idina Menzel since she was in Wicked almost 13 years ago. I quietly admired her work from afar -- purchasing albums, movies,...

Speaking Out: Shame and Sexual Assault

Suzannah Galland | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Suzannah Galland

The phrase 'sexual violence' has high currency now and, tragically, it's use appears to be on the increase. It is a situation that achieves one distin...

Transitioning Veterans Continue The Bond To Thrive!

Dwayne Paro | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
Dwayne Paro

When Veterans transition to the civilian sector there is typically not a bond that exists; a.) Naturally b.) To the same extent and/or c.) That lasts forever, no matter what. This is hard to adjust to for many Veterans as they have become accustom to what is part of being in the Military to what is not part of being in the civilian sector.

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

How To Actually Do The Thing That Scares The Bejesus Out Of You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So those of you who regularly read this blog will know that I can be a bit of a joke-cracker. It seems there are some days when I can't get a sentenc...

4 Million Voices: Giving Hope to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

I will never forget the first time I answered a phone call on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I was covering the lines so that our staff could enjoy our annual holiday party. The call was from a microbiologist who was in an abusive relationship.

After Orlando, What Is Next For The LGBTQ Community And Out World?

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

With the understanding that even our political officials are refusing to protect us from these monsters, it is up to us to be the advocates for sensible gun legislation to use our democratic power to promote change.

How do External Variables and Customer Service Affect Brand Experience?

Sarah Deane | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

The airline and travel industries have been vocal about a renewed focus on the Customer, as more and more come to realize that creating an experience ...

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.