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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...

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.

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.

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

How Thinking More, Better and Differently Can Set You Free

Jerry Stocking | Posted 01.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jerry Stocking

Thoughts can set you free. Free to create and make-up any sort of world you want. Your boss looks at you. Is his look friendly, is he proud of you,...

You Are the Variable

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

It's all on you for your life and it's all on me for mine. So, what's it going to be next time you end up in a less than desirable situation, are you going to turn inward and take responsibility for how you got there? Or are you going to lash out? The choice is yours, no one else's.

Branding: What's The Story?

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Marc Hershon

Ultimately, whether your brand's story is a Cinderella tale, a superhero's origin, or a timeless epic that people will talk about for generations, as the storyteller, it's imperative that you learn how to tell the story in a way that will capture the hearts and minds of anyone.

Think Before You Ink and Don't Be a Dummy

Sophie Bramnick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen
Sophie Bramnick

So if you're thinking, "I'm a free spirit, a dolphin encircled by daisies and rainbows is a perfect reflection of my personality, I should totally get this tattooed on my butt, what could go wrong?" Well you silly dumb-dumb, I'll tell you.

Think Big

Mike Robbins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I've had a number of experiences in the past few months which have both inspired me and challenged me to think big (and also to look at the ways in which I don't).

The Top 13 Places To Do Your Best Thinking

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Let's be honest with ourselves. Most of us structure our lives in such a way that constant movement, attention to a task (usually multiple tasks) and ...

Recreate Yourself

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

While the consequence of being authentic and great will not likely lead to exile or death in a civilized society, it may lead to rejection. We must ask ourselves, "is being authentic and great worth this rejection?

Data Through the Ages

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

At first blush, DATA seems like a recent idea. But after spending time at the THINK exhibit, you begin to understand that data isn't something that is created by computers. Rather, it's information made more useful by computers.

Lisa Bloom's Think

Susan Braudy | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Susan Braudy

Lisa Bloom is smart. Lisa Bloom is gorgeous. This mother of two exhorts all us women to ignore signals from our culture that there can be a bigger payoff for being sexy than brainy.

How Many American Women Would Rather Win 'Top Model' Than The Nobel?

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Lisa Bloom

Twenty-five percent of young American women would rather win America's Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize. Twenty-three percent would rather lose their ability to read than their figures.

The Widow Mary Gargar Meets the Global Positioning System (GPS)

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

For the majority of the world's poor, poverty is predominantly a rural issue. What role can philanthropists play in creating the conditions necessary for wide-spread economic growth in rural areas?

Venture Capitalists Invest in Green

New York Times Magazine | Jon Gertner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One afternoon last May in Menlo Park, Calif., a venture capitalist named Ray Lane led me from his office to the parking lot, where an automobile had b...

The Power of Nau

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Remember Apple's "Think Different" advertising campaign? "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the...

Why the Right's Messaging is Working

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Why is the young brilliant upstart Obama only ahead by single digits. At least part of the reason is this: John McCain knows how to control his message.

Do Americans Think - Or Just Act?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

What I'm really saying is Americans are unconscious. You can see it in the verbs. This isn't a value judgment, I am just intrigued by what gets in and...