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Is Your Congregation a Clergy Killer? How Churchgoers Matter to Mental Health of Pastors

David Briggs | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Clergy who serve flocks that support them in their times of need and let their pastors know how much they mean to them are much more likely to be satisfied in their ministry and have a higher quality of life, according to a new study.

Life: Are We There Yet?

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

And by keeping that mindset and applying it to my life, I have learned how to maintain an appreciation of the journey, not just the destination.

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Be Thankful

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

Wouldn't it be nice if your kids realized how lucky they are? How amazing their life is? What if they began to express their appreciation for everything you do? How would you like them to thank you for the delicious dinner you made for them?

Meet the new 60+ers - The Amazings

Noelle Nelson | Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty
Noelle Nelson

I have a new name for those of us 60 and older: the Amazings. We are busting preconceptions, forcing by our very numbers, the world to look at us di...

Appreciating Life's Blessings

Susie Wolbe | Posted 04.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

Some might think these pleasantries would be taken for granted; but I feel very different about the good things that come my way, even if those blessings accompany an illness or ache.

Stop Trying to Get Your Sexy Back

Toni Williams | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Toni Williams

We could blame this post on authors like Terry McMillan and Vicki Iovine, who's writings have coached women through the times that have felt like the ...

Live Your Best Life With These 11 Techniques That Coaches Use

Tom Casano | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

With all of these options before you, it becomes impossible to believe that there is no way out of a bad situation. Life can always get better.

Your Heart Got Hijacked? Take It Back

Noelle Nelson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

Yes, it takes some effort, and I agree, the pity-party can be oh-so-satisfying. But in the long run, learning to appreciate, release and let go as soon as you can, will benefit both your physical and emotional heart.

6 Grateful Habits for Happiness

Peter Field | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

If we really do want to live a more fulfilled and joyful life then cultivating a sense of gratitude is a key ingredient. Gratitude for all that we have, for all that is there, brings with it a deeper appreciation of life itself.

10 Simple Ways to Make Your Partner Feel Special

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 03.09.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

There are so many other ways that you can show someone they are special and appreciated. Be creative, fun, and consistent in letting your partner know they are special to you. Think about what you would appreciate if the shoe was on the other foot.

How to Help Your New Hire Get Off to a Great Start

Great Work Cultures | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Image: Monkey Business By Chris White, managing director, Center for Positive Organizations The sun was shining as Katie set off for her first day...

Keeping the Spark Alive in Your Relationship Post-Valentine's Day

Rhonda Milrad | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Milrad

While the glow of Valentine's Day is wearing off and you head toward relationship hibernation, think about how you can institute the above behaviors and set up new patterns for your relationship that will result in better communication, an enhanced sense of closeness and, most likely, more physical intimacy.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 4)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

Through her example, Mr. Bank's mother teaches her son lessons in work ethic and selflessness that he has carried with him his entire life.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 3)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

How Is Your Life Going? 3 Reasons You May Be Struggling

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I happen to strongly believe that when good people suffer greatly, it means they have a great destiny and mission in this lifetime to fulfill. It isn't enough to just talk the talk, we have to walk the walk and put ourselves in other people's shoes if we are meant to make a huge difference in this world.

Looking for Just the Right Light

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 02.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bil Hitchcock

The point here is that while I am surrounded by all of this beauty, sometimes I pass it by without a thought, until by magic, like the day the sun hit this soapstone in just the right way, I am able to see it.

5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About Love

Tarynn Playle | Posted 02.12.2016 | Parents
Tarynn Playle

I grew up in a family of "I Love you's." Before bed, "Night, I love you!" Before school, "I love you!" Getting off of the phone, "Love you!" In fact...

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

Best Valentine's Day Gift Ever: Happiness

Noelle Nelson | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Noelle Nelson

Happiness truly is the best Valentine's Day gift ever -- to yourself, your honey and everyone else.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 2)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents ...

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

Carissa Lada | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Carissa Lada

The Millennial Generation often gets a bad wrap. We're often described as entitled, impatient, and naive to the ways of the world. While I've certai...

It's Time to Enjoy Life: The Enjoy Life Community Program

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Years ago I was the President of the Port Jefferson Station / Terryville Civic Association. During my time as an officer, our organization functioned...

How to Add Gratitude Into Your Daily Life

Chloe Wigan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Chloe Wigan

Over the past decade I've been devoted to practicing gratitude and based on my experience I truly believe that adding gratitude into your daily life is so powerful. And on that note, here are eight tips to help you add more gratitude into your every day life:

Gratitude List

Mala Rambharose | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mala Rambharose

Today I am grateful for the warmth of my blankets, the support of my pillow, the comfort of my clothing, the deliciousness of my food, the closeness o...

'I'm Going to Die Soon'

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"I'm going to die soon." Yesterday I spoke with a relative who said this to me. Not, thankfully, because she has any particular health reason for th...