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The 7-Letter Word

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.30.2014 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

Like all great games, works of genius, love affairs, and near death experiences, there is a defining moment, in Scrabble, that reigns supreme -- one existential, moon howling, Job-in-the-belly-of-the-whale moment that, metaphorically speaking, I imagine was at least partially responsible for Van Gogh cutting off his ear.

13 Life Lessons From 13 Years At Burning Man

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Maya Zuckerman

If you can imagine standing in a crowd of hundreds and peering up at art installations/sculptures up to 100 feet high as they burst into flames in symbolic offerings, you would come away with feelings of awe, veneration, wonder and even dread.

Life Lessons From Burning Man

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I don't plan to start burning my possessions or deconstructing my very home anytime soon. However, I do plan to practice the art of releasing my attachments when the time has come to move on.

The Power of Doing It: A Case for Living Out Our Dreams

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Mario Tenaglia

One of the most interesting results I have found with living out and following my dream has been the quiet and peace and rest I've experienced inside myself upon returning. I am more quiet and calm and peaceful inside. My body is relaxed.

Are You the Artist...or the Masterpiece?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

The metaphysical equation and question: Where does the essence of the artist (the creator) end and the form called the creation begin? This question gives new meaning to the age old adage, "As within, so without."

The Pitfalls of Self-Expression

Peter Himmelman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Peter Himmelman

In our neighborhood there are two orders of humanity. People who may look essentially the same, who may wear the same clothes and go to the same schools, but in fact, inhabit totally different universes.

On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

Daniel Leighton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as I write this.

Joan Moran: 7 Creative Skills That Can Make You More Successful in Business

Red Room | Posted 07.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Red Room

I believe that you can be more successful in business if you apply these creative skills. It may be a bit out of your wheelhouse at first, but try it. I guarantee nothing less than success.

The Power of Self-Expression

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Are you tired of playing small, feeling insignificant? Will you be the best you you can be or not? It is that simple. Of course, the question then becomes, who are you? The journey is about self-discovery and self-expression.

How to Answer When Someone Asks You the Million Dollar Question, 'What Are You Doing With Your Life?'

Anthony Meindl | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Who you are as an artist is not the sum total of the jobs you book, paintings you sell, books you publish, etc. The act of doing, the act of expressing, the act of celebrating who you are through your work -- which is really your art, and your life is your art -- are the reasons for doing it.

Your Hot Selfie Reveals All

Mark Morford | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Mark Morford

What's your default? What's your favorite go-to expression? Don't be coy; you know you have one. Sweet smirk? Goofy grin? Smoochy duck-face? Maybe yo...

Hitting Rock Bottom: Confessions of a Recovering Conformist

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Have you had one of those experiences where you feel so low that you just can't go on? Whether from the loss of a job, loss of a loved one, loss of a ...

2014: Why This Year Is Different

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Change is inevitable, and it isn't easy. Right now it is happening on a more accelerated and grander scale than ever before. It is requiring each and ...

Why Art Sucks

Melanie Curtin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Melanie Curtin

It blows to be misunderstood. It's shitty to not have control over how other people take your art, take your words, take your meaning. It's really annoying not being able to control other people's perception of you -- especially when your perception is that their perception is that you're weak.

For the Holidays: The Gift of Artistic Expression

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Mary Crescenzo

As an multidisciplinary artist and teaching artist, the unique gift I can give myself and others is the opportunity to create something through artistic expression. But, we all, as humans, have the power in us to do the same. Why?

Finding the Flow That Makes Your Heart Sing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We can address Flow conceptually, yes. For me, a much richer way of getting to know Flow is to get to know it personally.

Miri Ben-Ari: The Silence of the Violin

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My mother once said that we must understand where we are coming from in order to better understand who we are in this life. It took me many years to understand what she meant.

Agapi Stassinopoulos: Are You Feeling Depleted? Discovering Your Boundaries

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

There is a delicate balance between self-care and care for others. We want to be there for others, but if we are doing it to the detriment of our own wellbeing, we are doing a great disservice to who we are.

LOOK: How Art Helps Feed Our Souls

Posted 07.11.2013 | 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...

What My Friend Said To Me That Has My Mind Spinning

Laura Munson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Laura Munson

It's 3:00 in the morning and for some reason I can't sleep. That never happens to me. There is so much going on in my mind that I just have to write it out and then hopefully get back to bed. A friend said something to me yesterday that has my mind spinning.

The Friend That Taught Me to Be Myself

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

How do we use our bodies (and the clothes we put on them) to convey who we are? We need to look within to shine to the world without.

Nose to the Grindstone, I Am Leaning In

Lynn Cluess Manzione | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn Cluess Manzione

I am allowing my reflection of the past 53 years to whisper in my ear, and it's telling me to go ahead -- the beast is not as scary as you think. It is time to lean in!

Yoga Studios Across America are Embracing FreeFlow: a Unique Path to Freedom of Expression Through Music

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Jill Lawson

It is certain, that by expressing ourselves through music we will grow, we will heal, we will transform. This is a path to freedom.

Beyoncé Again Brings Her 'A Game'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

When we are stuck in safety, we confuse the fatigue of simultaneously trying for and resisting our goals with the energy and effort that would otherwise be going powerfully toward achieving them.

How to Love like a Child

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

When I'm with a child, I feel about a million times lighter. What does this kid know that I don't? What is so a part of children that they can leaves us feeling like dopey adults, left out of their secret?