01/24/2013 08:34 am ET

GPS Guide: Laura Berman Fortgang Finds Her Center Through Nature

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 find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

Nature is my greatest centering tool. To put my feet in the sand, the grass, the water, or to perch myself on a rock overlooking a valley or an ocean -- I am breathing full breaths and feeling the vastness of the universe. The reminder that I am but a small speck in the landscape of eternity helps fill me with peace and steadiness in a way that empowers me and puts me in a mindset of hope, possibility and kindness towards myself and others.

Laura Berman Fortgang's GPS Guide

Laura Berman Fortgang is a veteran in the personal coaching field. Only one expression of her 20-plus years of supporting people to find meaning, purpose and satisfaction in their lives, Laura is also a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, TV personality (Oprah and all national morning shows), corporate spokesperson and interfaith minister.

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