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#This Is Real Life

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

Life takes balance. Don't be fooled by the people who seem to have it all and do it all, because trust me -- nobody's life is perfect.

Here We Go Again. From Fear to Love?

Sister Jenna | Posted 12.01.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

The peace found deep within would be worth the attempt to move our comforts of fear to love, and loving each other the same, not only those who agree with our side of the story.

Navigating the Waters of Time and Expectation

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

As I sit down to write this, I am two weeks away from my 60th birthday. That means that 240 seasons, 720 months, 21,900 days and 525,600 hours have co...

The Thought That Changed My Life

Paul Perkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Contentment is not obsessing with the future -- the day you'll finally get the perfect job or perfect spouse or perfect child or house or car -- because life is best lived in the present.

God Esteem and Self-Esteem

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I am not religious (in the organized religion sense), but I have been on a journey to become and feel spiritual. Why? Because I know there is more and even much more to life than "living in a material world."

On Being Content...

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.26.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

If you believe being content comes from acquiring luxurious material possessions, living in the best homes money can buy, having all the technological gadgets on the market, and so forth, this is not the case. In fact, it is just the opposite.

How Travel Taught Me Every Day Is a Gift

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel makes us cross roads that we have never been on before. Because we are in a different land, everything is new and fresh.

Find Your Life Purpose and Get a Sexy Booty?

Joy Weston | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Weston

photo by arztsamui of freedigitalphotos.net 5 JOY-Inspired How Tos! Have you ever felt like a beautiful carousel, going round and round day after d...

The Surprising Household Item That Could Make You More Mindful

Linda C. Smith | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda C. Smith

When you take a few minutes to care for something, it requires you to step outside yourself. It requires you to change your focus and put it onto the wellbeing of something else. The magic is that in nurturing the wellbeing of the plant, you are also nurturing your own wellbeing: positive action results in positive responses.

Remembering

Jim Sundfors | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Jim Sundfors

Remember? That first moment in time when you were aware of things around you and how you felt. Can you remember what were you doing?

The Quest for Joy: It Isn't As Elusive As You Think

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu_Sharma

Whether you're someone transitioning into a new phase of your life or someone just starting out on the career path after graduation day, "What would bring me joy?" is a question worth asking. And if down the road that joy starts to wane, be ready to ask again.

How Would You Describe Happiness?

Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Do We Really Know What Joy Is?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Make the time to do whatever it is that you love doing and are passionate about. Take responsibility for your own joy by creating it! Don't settle for a 'good enough' life. Live life to the fullest. Make it count.

What to Do -- and Not Do -- to Live a Really Great Life

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Most importantly of all is the ability to appreciate the moment and to find real delight and joy in the world around you -- understanding that life is a miracle, and that our time here might well be shorter and more fleeting than we hope it will be.

Redefining Success: How to Prevent Popular Misconceptions About Success From Controlling Your Life

Anthony Silard | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Anthony Silard

The two greatest enemies of your progress are most likely what you call "success" and what you refer to as "failure." The first breeds complacency; the second, self-judgment.

Why I No Longer Care About Current Events Or World News

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Dori Hartley

If you mention the countries Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan or Venezuela to me, a soft, numb cloud of blissful and most intentional ignorance folds over my consciousness and within milliseconds, I hear no more. Same goes for the phrases, 'world issues,' 'political strategy,' and 'government turmoil.' But no words instantly anesthetize me like the words, 'war,' 'conflict,' 'death toll,' 'budget,' and 'health care.'

Why Taking Pleasure In Life Is Really, Really Good For You

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Love life and it will love you back, a new study says. A British study found that older adults who enjoy life also enjoy better physical abilities ...

How To Celebrate Others' Success (Unselfishly)

Tai Goodwin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tai Goodwin

The next time someone you know gets great news, don't hate -- celebrate with them. Remember, you reap what you sow: You can look forward to welcoming more joy into your own life as you celebrate other people's success.

How To Improve Your Number On The Happiness Scale

Posted 10.31.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Gaining Control Over Your Life Takes No Effort

Nancy Deville | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

We all have experienced feelings of imprisonment and loss of control at one point or another. Still, the one thing we do have control over is our thoughts.

Better Off Broke: Why Some Choose Poverty Over Wealth

CreditCards.com | Erica Sandberg | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty

A shocking truth: Not every American craves a high-powered job, big house, luxurious vacations and stockpiled cash. In fact, some not only eschew such...

7 Signs of Emotional Wellness

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

When I meet new people in social settings, the conversational question of, "What do you do for a living?" often leads people to ask me the follow-up question, "So are you analyzing me?" While it's said in a fun, playful manner, I think it speaks to a deeper question that all of us face.

"F&%# It!": Get the Attitude that Will Set You Free

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.07.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I introduced you to my notion of "mindblocks," a portmanteau that plays off of the psychological nature of these issues and the term ...

Fantaspirations and Fallen Arches

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are, I think, two dilemmas that complicate the reconciliation of wanting what we have and having what we want. Let's refer to them as the "night on call" conundrum, and the "wrinkle in time" fallacy.