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What Orlando Means To Me

Gary Nelson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

My mind is dribbling half thought out sentences written down on the pages of my spiral notebook, the kind that leaves tiny pieces of paper on your lap when you rip out the pages. I have crossed out a dozen sentences because I can't begin to process the events that are still unfolding in Orlando.

The Orlando Massacre From A Mother's Eyes

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Michelle Dempsey

Something tragic, unnerving, and terribly tragic happened in our own backyards this weekend. Over 50 lives taken, countless more innocent party-goes injured, and I'm deeply disturbed by the reality of it all.

The Full Acceptance Of Nature

David Ahearn | Posted 06.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Ahearn

Nature rests comfortably in complete non-judgment of all that is. The mountain never tells the rose that she isn't good enough, nor does the rose tell...

A Letter To My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Debra Carnes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Debra Carnes

Daughter, you are amazing. One day you're sweet and needy, where I feel like you'd cuddle up in my lap if you were smaller. The next day, you spew venom and the look in your eyes tells me someone has taken over your body and she is not of this world. You are my 14-year-old daughter and I am simply your parent along for a ride that makes Google maps question the route at times.

Here's A Reminder That The Best Things Might Be Right In Front Of You

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the...

What a 7-year-old Can Teach us About Gender Identity

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Have you ever had a new perspective formed through the teachings of a child? I'm not talking about a small thing, like whether brown and black can rea...

Ramadan Mubarak to Humanity

Merima Trako | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Merima Trako

There is something mysterious that surrounds the month of Ramadan. There is this anticipation of the body cleansing and the hunger.

How to Accept and Let Go of People Who Won't Change

Donna Labermeier | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

One of Aesop's Fables tells of a woman who brings a snake that has frozen in the cold back to her home. She makes it warm, and cares for it, only to h...

On Life's Terms

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

To be willing to live life on life's terms is a tall order. Before getting an idea about the size of the task, let's look at what life's terms are al...

How Meditation Helps Manifest Your Goals

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Sitting listlessly at my computer, wondering why my mind feels wrapped in barbwire, as if every possible direction of action seems painfully wrong. I'...

It's Time to Stop Mistaking Introversion for Social Anxiety

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Jesse Andreozzi

"Is everything ok? You're kind of quiet tonight." For many of us, it was an occasional inquiry from Mom at the dinner table after a tough day at school. Yet, for some, hearing that refrain was all too common throughout childhood.

No More Drama

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Ordinarily, in a case like this -- when someone did me profoundly wrong -- my impulse would have been to struggle to fix it. Now, for the first time, this thought did not cross my mind.

Perfectly Imperfect

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

I never noticed that they were different. And if anyone else did, they didn't say anything. They were really close, similar color and the same pattern...

Maybe You Don't Have to Like Me

Rance Collins | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

In Los Angeles, a city that thrives on false niceties and plastered (and often botoxed) smiles, learning to stop caring is difficult. Everyone pretends in this town of make-believe.

Stop Resisting and Start Accepting Life Today

Orly Levy | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Orly Levy

Here are a few ways you can begin a new practice of "accepting what is" in order to find peace:

How to Lure Greater Love Into Your Life

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Trust yourself enough to keep going and to be excited about the direction you are headed. And please take a moment to make someone else feel recognized and better also. This, more than anything else, will begin to bring greater love into your life.

How Do You Know When It's Time to Say Goodbye to a Friendship?

Dani Fleischer | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Dani Fleischer

Moving on doesn't mean I'll ever stop loving her or wanting good things for her, nor does it mean that we'll never speak again. It just means that we've both learned how to function without the support of this friendship, and that nothing feels particularly missing without it.

Perils of the Looking Good Family

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

It may be that the authentic life is never easily attained or even desired. It means we need to get straight with ourselves, learning to welcome less than exemplary qualities.

In My Marriage, Sometimes I Have To Leave So I Can Stay

Meg Conley | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weddings
Meg Conley

We're very understanding of one another - mostly. Admittedly, our mostly doesn't always work. When "doesn't always work" is doing its work, I shove my laptop into my backpack and head to a coffee shop to write.

Confidence Is KEY to Living Your Fullest Life

Tanessa Holt | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Tanessa Holt

Confidence is key in having a life well lived I believe. In order for us to be able to act upon the desires that we have, we must first possess confidence enough to allow ourselves to have such desires.

It's Time to Stop Hating Your Body

Christina Laughlin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Christina Laughlin

So, just for today, love who you are. Just as you are. Because you are beautiful. Because you are strong. Because you are compassionate. Because you are worth loving.

Dad of Child on the Autism Spectrum Writes an Open Letter to the Public Exposing Insensitive and Damaging Behavior From Grown Adults Toward Young Children

Lauren Rabin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Lauren Rabin

"Seek to understand, before being understood." -A basic principle in Empathic Listening As some of you know, I run an organization called Autism F...

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

The Process of Trust

Jenn Bovee | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Jenn Bovee

I will be perfectly honest and admit that it's not always been my definition of trust. Let me give you some real life examples and share my experience here.

'I Can't Take Criticism Because I Feel Guilty That I'm A Bad Wife And Mother'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Not Superwoman writes, I've got two interrelated problems. I take constructive criticism too personally and I'm not gentle with myself when I ...