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Thoughts and Feelings

How Camera Drones are Changing Our World (and us)

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Claudine Chicheportiche

Camera drones are, literally, inverting the way we see the world. But could it be they are also changing the way we feel about the world? Is there som...

A New Way to Say Affirmations

Kajal Pandey | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

One day I was staring out into the ocean. I was focused on the movement of every wave -- the way it effortlessly glides and moves to the shoreline. I was looking at the wave one moment and in the next moment I was looking at the entire ocean.

7 Reasons Why the Way You Feel Depends on You

Kajal Pandey | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Kajal Pandey

When I started to meditate and dive into the life-changing practice of self-inquiry, I started to understand the nature of my thinking. Meditation taught me to be present with my thoughts and how the nature of my thinking creates the experience of an emotion felt in the body.

Understanding How Our Feelings Can Benefit Us

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 02.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Zarrin

Once you decipher whether you are acting out of love or fear, you have to make sure your actions fall into line with the bigger picture of your life. It is when these two factors are in alignment that we know our feelings are serving to benefit us.

What If You Weren't?

Michael Neill | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

So I went to the party as an experiment, not in pretending to be confident, but rather in seeing what would happen if I stopped lending credence to my "I'm shy" theory. I had such a great time that my wife had to drag me away from the party (pretty much a first for us), and a whole host of new experiences became available to me.

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

Why I Refuse to Trade my Creativity for Safety

Zoe Strawbridge | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Zoe Strawbridge

Above: Paris American Academy design school, Rue Saint Jacques, Paris I think I always realised that creativity was my "thing" but I never acknowledg...

Why You Should Get Excited!

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 12.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Probert, MPT

To feel inspired, excited and enthusiastic about life you have to let yourself feel inspired, excited and enthusiastic. You have to vanquish the fear ...

Breadwinner Moms are Change Experts (Let's Apply That Expertise to the Rest of Your Life!)

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

We've been through changes a million and one times, but it still doesn't feel simple. With every change we find ourselves gripping the bar ahead of us on the roller coaster of life. What will be at the top of this hill? Will I make it over and around, upside down and finally to the end without throwing up or giving up?

Change Your World By Changing Your Expectations

Debbie Hampton | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Hampton

So many times, circumstances which I pegged as bad when they first showed up turned out to be just fine, when all was said and done. From experience, I've learned not to even begin to presume that I know what's "best" in any situation. Life gets infinitely easier when I stay open without expectations.

The Only Two Problems in Life

Michael Neill | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

We live in the feeling of our thinking, but because thought is largely invisible to us, we attribute those feelings to what we see around us. And this innocent and seemingly innocuous misunderstanding actually lies beneath almost every problem we have in our lives.

My Transgender Life - HEARTS and MINDS

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

It took me almost 60 years before I let myself feel anything. I mean REALLY feel anything. Perhaps some of you can understand this.

Slow Down and Feel Your Feelings?

Amanda Gore | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Most of us are so busy with work and our lives that we never stop to experience or truly feel our feelings! We are either numb or too rushed, stressed...

Feel Your Feelings

Megan Sicheri | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Sicheri

Scheduling that time to face your feels, may help avoid unanticipated emotional breakdowns, and at the very least it will prepare you with your very own personalized toolbox, so you can get yourself back up and running before too much life passes you by.

Practicing Presence at the Holidays

Stephan Bodian | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephan Bodian

As the old adage goes, if you think you're enlightened, go home to mom and dad and the rest of the family and see what happens. If you haven't completely released the grip of the past, it will surely come back to haunt you now.

The Affair

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Carolynn Ozar-Diakon

My latest emotion by surrogate -- is for a woman that has not yet found out that her husband is cheating on her.

5 Tips To Cure The Blues And Feel Happy Again

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

So you're cranky. You don't know why exactly, but you're running on a short fuse. We all have those days -- days when we're worried, stressed out or angry. I definitely know those days! The below five steps are methods I've used get out of a funk, and they may help you as well.

5 Hopeful Facts About Suicidal Thoughts

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Taitz

A thought doesn't equate to a good idea. If you feel stuck with thoughts of suicide, know you are not alone. You don't need to act on suicidal thoughts or assume that because the thought entered your mind, it's sensible. If you feel stuck, choose to seek help.

Want it? Here's How to Get It!

Heather Strang | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

The truth is, the life of your dreams doesn't happen by chance. It doesn't even happen by working doggedly hard to experience it. And it isn't only available to "lucky" people or people who somehow have an "easy" life.

Did You Forget That You're Awesome?

Heather Strang | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

Innately, wholly and totally, you are an amazing human being. In fact, there is no one on this planet just like you. You have gifts to give to your friends, family, community and the world that no one else can give and you have a special perspective that no one else holds. You are uniquely and completely awesome. Yet, you forget this divine fact every day.

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Peter Field | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

When we feel afraid, our primary human instinct is to run from the source of our fear. But fear is such a powerful emotion, and it is not easily shunned.

Feel Your Feelings and Improve Your Health, Happiness and Relationships

Heather Strang | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

The truth is no emotion surfaces from something outside of us -- it can only come up if it is already within us. People, places and situations don't make us feel anything; we choose to feel through our perceptions and through our conditioned filters.

See What's Likable

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Your brain continually tracks whether something is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In essence, is it a carrot, a stick, or safely ignored? Naturally, we like -- we enjoy -- what's pleasant, dislike what's unpleasant, and wish what's neutral would get pleasant pronto.

Change the Channel

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

What can you do when nothing is working? The Practice: Change the channel. Why? In response to my previous JOT -- Find Stillness -- a wise therapist,...

Let It Go

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Make space for the disappointment or grieving that's natural when you let go of something that's been important for you. It's normal to feel sad about a loss. Then after a while, it occupies your mind less and less, and you move on to more fruitful things.