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Trans and Gender Non-Conforming: No Longer Afraid of the Light

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am not afraid of the dark. Half a century of living in darkness has its way of providing that comfort of familiarity. The thing that is so different, is that I am no longer afraid of the light. The light was unfamiliar, unknown and uncertain.

Two Simple Hacks for Love and Life

Anthony Meindl | Posted 03.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony Meindl

The more we practice the art of letting go and the empowerment that comes with it, the more we'll begin to wonder why we were ever holding on to begin with.

Stumbling Through Lent: I Cling, Therefore I Am

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I continue my rocky spiritual journey through Lent, I notice that I am still, as always, seriously guilty of what the Buddhists call clinging. Westerners might call it greed, getting attached to the temporal and earthly at the expensive of things eternal and divine. Greedy clinging is not good for you, wise folks of every tradition will tell you. It'll make you suffer.

5 Things You Need to Know About Ditching Perfection During Meditation

Heather Regan | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Regan

It's time to ditch the illusion of perfection in meditation and allow your mind to rest instead (as well as being ok with when it doesn't.) Here are five things you should know about befriending the meditation process and ditching the perfectionism when it arises.

How to NOT Be Oprah

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I used to want to do great things. I mean REALLY great things. Sometime around the age of nine I decided that I was put on this planet to do truly a...

Staying Humble While Sharing Awesomeness

William Kenower | Posted 02.22.2016 | Books
William Kenower

As a writer/teacher I have two basic job descriptions. The first is to share as much awesomeness as possible. The second is to stay humble. These two ...

How Facebook Is Changing You Without You Even Knowing It

Carol E Wyer | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

I, like many others of our generation, love social media, especially Facebook. Social media is fine when, like all things that are bad for us, it is used sensibly and in moderation. However, abuse it at your peril. Here are some reasons you should turn off your phone or computer right now.

Can Good Marriages Have Unresolved Conflicts?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.18.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Simply put, it is not the presence of conflict that stresses the relationship; it is the manner in which the couple responds. Positive, respectful communication about differences helps keep a marriage thriving.

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into Opportunity

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.

What to Do When You Don't Fit In

Melissa Heisler | Posted 02.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

On the long flight home, I thought about my fears before the event. I didn't think I was good enough. I thought I would stand out -- in a bad way. I thought that they would not accept me. And you know what, these thoughts kept me small.

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So...you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

The Contact High of Connection

Kari Parker | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kari Parker

When we find that kindred spirit, it's more than just finding someone you can connect with. It's finding someone who doesn't run away from your three heads or your webbed toes or your love for the smell of new books.

Be the Star in Your Own Passion Play

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

In this series we introduce the ways that finding the genre of your "hottest sexual movie" can bring infinite pleasure to a relationship.

Uprooting Social Discrimination

Brandon Staglin | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brandon Staglin

Yes, I often have more to do than time to do it, and yes, chronological pressure can steal my civility, but I thank God that I can still recognize the things that matter.

An Open Letter to the Girls from Desert Vista High School, My Alma Mater

Ashley Alteman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Education
Ashley Alteman

I hope your incredibly heartless actions teach you many lessons. Foremost, I hope you recognize your hate speech, actions, and Internet posting did not just affect you, they affected your whole class, your community, your city, and your state.

Does Romance Get You Hot and Bothered?

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

In our previous blog we introduced the ways that finding and sharing your "hottest sexual movie" can turn up the heat in your sex life. In this series...

How to Accept Your Readers

William Kenower | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I had not understood, until I began sharing my work regularly, how much this difference between what I thought I had written and what my readers read had served as a quiet impediment to getting published.

Waking Up Sick

Brandon Nappi | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Brandon Nappi

My first impulse is resistance. I'll simply pretend that the icy pulsing around the envelope of my stomach is not happening. It's 1:48 a.m. Maybe I'l...

5 of the Most Critical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

The journey for every Alzheimer's caregiver is different, but it is always challenging. With this in mind, here are some of the most critical tips for Alzheimer's caregivers to remember as they take on the important, yet daunting task of being a caregiver.

How Faith Creates Happiness

Amy Steinberg | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Steinberg

Know in this moment that all is well. Beneath the chaos and confusion of the outside circumstances of the world, know a peace that is everlasting, a...

Discover Your Hottest Sexual Movie

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

You can stop searching Netflix, because your hottest sexual movie is still in the making. Nearly everyone walks through the world with one or more sex...

Preparing for Rejection; What to do if you Don't get Accepted to Your Dream School

Jessica Payette | Posted 01.15.2016 | Teen
Jessica Payette

Whether it's from the hot guy in class or your favored university, rejection hurts. As many high school seniors anxiously await acceptance letters fr...

What It Was Like Coming Out To My Small English Village

Caroline Hart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

Having waited 42 years to "come out" to close family and friends, the experience of finally taking the full plunge and publicly coming out couldn't have been more incredible.

How To Stay Single Forever

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

When you're longing for love, the wait can seem eternal. And completely out of your control. Meeting people out in the real world doesn't seem to be...

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...