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Taking My Own Advice

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 08.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Winterstern

How we nourish ourselves in terms of what we consume and the kind of attention we give our bodies has a huge impact on our health. Self-love is essential in this equation.

You Do Not Have to Be Good

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

As women, we've been conditioned to be 'good' and put others first. Over time, it becomes unconscious, automatic. Then, when we secretly feel depleted and angry, we wonder what's wrong with us. Good girls don't get resentful ... right?

How Do You Handle Criticism?

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I've received some criticism in the past couple of weeks in a few different situations. This has caused me to step back and reflect on how I handle c...

Memoir in Fantasia: Defining the Indefinable With Buck 65's Wicked and Weird Tales

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.20.2016 | Books
Jaime Lubin

The acclaimed Canadian hip-hop artist, producer, and radio host is speaking to me via Skype about his new memoir Wicked and Weird: The Amazing Tales of Buck 65, unaware that he's just made the understatement of the century.

Comic Relief: How Comedians Give Us Permission to Be Human

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 08.19.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Rautenberg

As a therapist, and general lover of humanity, I'm both hopeful and excited to see us all head in the direction of our shared acceptance of one another because we are all born out of the same darkness. It's from this dark place that comedians teach us to find the lightness of our being.

What It's Like To Be Afraid Of Vomiting

Delaney Paige | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

Most people are familiar with some of the more common phobias, like flying, public speaking, small spaces, and spiders. Emetophobia, on the other hand, often doesn't feel like it is recognized as a legitimate fear.

Brian Schriner, Dean, FIU College of Architecture+The Arts, Miami Beach, April, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

One thing I really like about this picture of Dean Schriner is that visually and emotionally, it at once radiates both darkness and light. In this cas...

A Word About My Tribe

Alexandra Allam | Posted 08.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Allam

I was recently posed the question, "What is your tribe?" To me, tribes have always been associated with ancient civilizations, distinct traditions, an...

How to Feel Rich, Safe and Content -- No Matter What

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 08.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kathy Gottberg

In case you're wondering, this article is not about getting rich or making money. It is also not about the latest in security technology or the sugge...

5 Life Lessons Women Can Learn from Periscope

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 08.07.2016 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Periscope is taking the world by storm. Of course, livestreaming has been around for a minute, but the people who don't understand what all the hype is about, simply haven't tried it. That's not to say, everyone needs to participate as a content producer. However, even as an observer, one can quickly understand its power.

Eat, Love & Be Vulnerable

Cindy Brandt | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Cindy Brandt

Marrying internationally means that cultural dissonance is a regular part of my life experience. We don't go very long before either one of us find ourselves in a situation that is counterintuitive to the way we were raised.

Knowing and Being Known Is Worth the Vulnerability and Awkwardness

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 07.30.2016 | Women
Kathleen Shumate

Seeking other-centered conversation frees us to love others. If I am intent on truly knowing the other person, I am not worried about their reception of me. Self-forgetfulness gives me the courage to persevere even when I feel out of place; even if it feels awkward, it's an offering of love. And love can never be a waste.

Stop Photoshopping Your Story

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Women don't give themselves permission to fall apart and we certainly don't want to be seen as not having our shit together. That's become taboo in a culture that, for women especially, demands the lie of seamlessness, of perfection, of freedom from blemishes and funky lighting and embarrassing angles.

6 Ways to Find Your Inner Genius

Joan Moran | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Joan Moran

The ability to see the connections between things that you previously thought were not connectable is a valuable and wise commodity not only in business but also in your life. Creativity produces different viewpoints that require broad knowledge and a fair amount of collaboration.

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Will some people have hurt feelings if you decline their invitations and delete their messages? Probably. That's tough to accept, but the alternative is worse. Trying to manage other people's emotions while tuning out your own is exhausting. It harms your health and your relationships.

What Brené Brown Does When She's Afraid

Quiet Revolution | Susan Cain | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

I had the good fortune to meet Brené Brown in March of 2012 when we both spoke at TED, and she instantly became one of my favorite people. She is wa...

Expanding the Empathy Enigma

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Sure, maybe I believe in people a bit too much, but this isn't changing any time soon. And so, what if we looked at each other from love and not fear, with the courage to feel emotion with one another and to pull from our own struggles?

The Building Blocks of Erotic Intimacy

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 07.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The goal is for the addict is to learn to securely attach to healthy partners and experience the joy of intimacy, which once tasted, can be so powerful it incinerates all illusions that sexual acting out can ever fulfill the deep inner longing for connection that all humans have in common.

How Dressing Better Changed My Life

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 07.13.2016 | Style
Caroline Garnet McGraw

For my whole adult life, I'd felt bad about not dressing better. But I'd also refused to give up ratty clothes or buy nice ones. I'd pushed myself to obey contradictory internal commands: dress well, but don't throw things away or spend money. Finally, I broke free of the double bind.

What Is This Thing Called the Present?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The past and the future have their lures, and the big reason to get out of the present is that it is the place we are most vulnerable to be hurt. Let's look at how we are pulled toward the future and to the past.

3 Amazing Ways to Choose Love Over Fear

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

Throughout time, poets, philosophers and psychologists have generally agreed that there are really only two emotions -- love and fear -- and everythin...

Naked Leadership

Julie Rae Burke | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Rae Burke

Being a CEO is a lot like stripping for your partner. It's a dance -- how much should you reveal and how quickly? And what about your personal tone a...

You Have Permission to Walk Out

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

My guilt gauge is overly responsive. It goes off at the slightest 'infraction,' so I can't look to it for a true reading. Instead, I can acknowledge false guilt, then make a deliberate choice about what I want to do.

Is My Massage Therapist Judging My Body?

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

In the dim room I'm told to undress to my comfort level. When the therapist gets to my legs I blurt out, "Sorry they're not shaved. I have a waxing ap...

When You Say, 'I Hate (Fill in the Blank),' You Declare What You Are

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Admit it to yourself... you've done it in the past and maybe you're doing now to me. "I hate so and so because they blah, blah, blahed to me!" I...