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Turning Fear Into Power

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

It's true that most of our barriers are self-imposed and many of our fears are "False Evidence Appearing Real." But to me, staying in fear as you try to do what you're afraid of is like riding the waves on a skate board. It might kinda work -- but you're definitely surfing at a disadvantage!

5 Reasons Fantasizing Is Good for You

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

Imagine a life where you are completely physically and psychologically comfortable. You are surrounded by all the people you care about and who care about you. Your mind is quiet and you have nowhere to be, no responsibilities, and no conflict. You are enough just the way you are

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

3 Steps to Break Your Relationship Patterns for Good

Mandy Leonardo | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Mandy Leonardo

In order to create the love we desire in our lives, we need to go within to discover who we really are, what we need and give it to ourselves first. It is only then that we start bringing others into our world who reflect that passion, joy and love we hold for ourselves.

Automatic Pilot

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

I'm sure you have wondered why you keep doing the same things over and over again, knowing full well that what you are doing just does not work, but...

Automatic Pilot

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What outdated messages are you still following? As a point of awareness, reflect on what beliefs about yourself you would like to let go of and what beliefs you would like to consciously program.

The Limits of Introspection

David Sze | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Psychological research tells us that introspection is often a highly inaccurate source of self-knowledge. An over-reliance on introspection trips one up -- decreasing performance, reducing decision quality and even undermining self-insight.

Dealing With Phobias: Spiders, Snakes and Balloons

Tim Ward | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tim Ward

A woman I know turned down a career-making assignment in South Africa. It's not that she didn't want to relocate her family. It's that she was afraid ...

Why Your Mind Is Like an Iceberg

Noah St. John | Posted 02.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Noah St. John

Whether I'm coaching CEOs, celebrities, or stay-at-home moms... Consulting for Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, or startups... I've never met o...

Are We Really Conscious?

The New York Times | Michael S. A. Graziano | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

OF the three most fundamental scientific questions about the human condition, two have been answered. First, what is our relationship to the rest o...

Questions on Dramatic Monologue

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Let's hypothesize a theater of solitude: a single character grappling with his own interminable discourse -- at intervals whispered and shouted; prosaic one moment, poetic or even epic the next. What is the status, in that case, of this voice that speaks nonstop?

The Science of The Secret: Does 'Asking the Universe' Really Work?

Suzanne Clores | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Suzanne Clores

While many books and spiritual teachers have popularized the language of, "asking the universe," the truth is, it's not the universe you are asking... it's your unconscious, which is a real, active thing.

The Hidden Rules of Bigotry

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.01.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do people, regardless of their own race and religion and age, have favored (and disfavored) groups that they do not publicly -- or consciously -- proclaim?

How Do You Spell 'Success'?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It behooves us to rethink our own personal definition of success lest we be drawn into the prevailing view of our society. Feelings of true happiness and success come from deep and loving relationships which bring peace, fulfillment, and life satisfaction that is our real psychological wealth.

The Direct Path to Self-Awareness

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The hidden power of the shadow. "You can learn more about yourself in a week in a marriage than you can meditating for 10 years in a cave." -- Step...

Theology, Taboos, and Creative Thinking

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

In two very different surveys, Protestants who expressed more anxiety about depravity and taboo emotions ended up choosing the most creative careers and having the most creative achievements. This was not true of Catholics or Jews.

Scientists Reveal Secret To Wiping Out Bad Memories

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science

Bad memories are not only part of our conscious mind, they also leave a trace in our unconscious. But now, new research shows that actively trying to...

The Hidden Sources of Attraction

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Overcoming the natural, understandable resistance to this process requires courage, strength, commitment, and perhaps most importantly, the support of a partner who is willing to go the distance, even when it can feel like the stakes are one's very survival.

No Time to Clear Out Your Home? Try This!

Sophie Keller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

I don't know about you, but whenever I think of de-cluttering my home, it seems really overwhelming. However, these tips have helped me to break it down and do it stress-free.

How Humor Eases Parenting Anxieties

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Humor is a great way to recover from parenting anxieties as it provides a platform via which parents can recognize and acknowledge their fears, put them in perspective, and by doing so, minimize the psychological and functional disruption they cause.

7 Billion Minds, or One?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

The ethical implications of our fundamental connectedness are profound. Because of our intrinsic oneness, health can never be merely personal, and neither can illness, poverty, or hunger.

Change Our Story: Stories

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

What we're really looking for is a new story -- a story to live in to. Not old stories to live out of. That takes some extraordinary imagination.

Border Defense for Personal Development

Bradley Foster | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Takers can't take anything from us unless we give it to them. Having good boundaries is a balance of our needs and beliefs and what we can do to support the other person. We are authentic and genuine when we are in harmony with ourselves and the other's boundaries.

How To Be More Self-Aware

Bradley Foster | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

I do know that awareness can be taught, it can be learned, it can be discovered, but I'm not sure that it can ever be arrived at. In other words, it's a gradual unpeeling where you never get to the core.

Is Outrage Driving Homophobia Underground?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.