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Why Giving Thanks Is Good For Our Bodies And Spirits

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Thursday is Thanksgiving, the annual food fest that sometimes devolves into a food fight. So if the conversation around the turkey starts to ge...

Gratitude: The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving as it is a day when I often find myself in our family room in front of the fireplace enjoying a crackling fire with family and friends. I enjoy giving small gifts that are an expression of Gratitude.

What a Beautiful Life

Taylor Johnson | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Mass murders, suicide missions, threats of bombing, and a country broken and in turmoil. "Where has humanity gone?" asks the mass media. What has happened to people to become so violent?

7 More Ways to Add Vigor to Your Vita

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill L. Ferguson

During the past three summers I've spoken at conferences in Mediterranean countries. While the supper hour is later than by American standards, Italia...

5 Easy Ways To Get Blessed By Pope Francis.

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 09.23.2015 | Comedy

Pope Francis is gracing our great nation until Sunday. For any God-fearing citizen, this may be the ONLY chance to get blessed by his Holiness. And l...

Three Things You ACTUALLY Have to Do Before 30. Or, Y'know, Whatever Age.

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News
Abby Rosmarin

Here are three things you actually have to do before 30. Or 20. Or 40. Or 50. Really, before whatever age. Before next week. Before tomorrow. I'm choosing 30 because I just turned 29, so my egocentric heart is picking the big 3-0.

Best if Used Before Expiration Date

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"What day is it?" It's today," squeaked Piglet. My favorite day," said Pooh." ~ A.A. Milne This morning I was REALLY looking forward to that one and...

How is Your Own Meeting of Families?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.22.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

With all the excitement about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Philadelphia, I've been thinking about my own family, hoping that I'm on the right path. And this is what I realized: that most of us have two types of personalities inside us and the only way to balance them is through God.

Eagles Fans Are Calling On The Pope To Bless Their Quarterback

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports

Philadelphia Eagles fans will be holding their breath and saying their prayers every time Sam Bradford drops back to pass this season, but one group ...

Make the Quantum Leap! It's Worth the Risk

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 08.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

I remember 10 years ago being in my home in Mystic, Connecticut, packing up my belongings to move to Santa Barbara, California, and tearing my famil...

5 Steps to Turn Suffering Into Blessing

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

The process of personal growth is a type of alchemy. If engaged with consciously, it is possible to transform the pain of life into great strength. ...

Count Your Blessings

Honey Good | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

Have you overheard women at the manicurist's table next to yours, lamenting a litany of woes to her politely listening, usually very young manicurist?

Celebrating the Little Moments

Helen J. Russell | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen J. Russell

When we allow ourselves to stop and feel grateful we are no longer peering out into a future that doesn't yet exist. Now we're really living, in the only place it is possible for us to live -- the here and now. That's what I loved most about that moment yesterday. I was nowhere else.

Ocean Waves: A Metaphor for Life's Challenges

Julianne Boyland | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Julianne Boyland

In each of these three life lessons I have learned that connecting to that greater force I call God puts me right where I need to be. When life is rolling along without much effort, don't forget to be thankful. Let your cup fill up and overflow. Share your gifts with others, count your blessings, and thank God for this miracle called life.

5 Simple Ways To Express Gratitude And Other Lessons I Learned From My Mom

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Whitmore

When you keep a journal, you can look back and remember how much you have to be thankful for during the times when life doesn't seem to be going your way.

Air Force Sentry Greetings: Less Is More

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Sentries in combat theaters such as Afghanistan (e,g., Bagram Air Base) or at nuclear launch and/or storage areas do not offer "Have a blessed day" to persons entering the installation or the weapons storage area. Neither should they do so at any other installations.

Discovering Daily Blessings In Unexpected Places

Kindness Blog | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

The gift that these gentlemen offer me every day, if only I choose to accept it, is that each day really is a blessing in and of itself. There's always reason to be happy, no matter how we feel, no matter who is or is not in your life, no matter what you do or do not have and so forth. 

It's Our Turn to Be Generous

Philip Gulley | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Philip Gulley

We have forgotten that we benefited from the generosity of those who went before us. And now it is our turn to be generous, now it is our turn to return the favor, but we don't want to.

Kanye & Drake Appear On The Same Song For The First Time In Forever

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

After announcing the title and release date of his new album, "Dark Sky Paradise," Big Sean debuted a new single, "Blessings." Produced by Vinylz, the...

Does This Spark Joy? The Life-Changing Beauty of Flow and Letting Go

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

I intend to create beauty wherever I am: a clean, clear space may just be the brilliant bouncing-off place for a whole new level of blessings.

Ordain Women's Controversial New Campaign

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

Only men are allowed to become priests within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That means men are the only ones allowed to confer form...

On Being Unbowed

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
Safiya Jafari Simmons

With the new year, what I feel in addition to excitement is a renewed confidence in my community, a belief that no matter what comes or what the future holds, we can make it, because we made it through last year.

7-Year-Old Gives Bags Full of Blessings to the Homeless

HooplaHa | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News

After observing homeless people on the street, he initially wanted to host a pizza party for them. However, when his church came up with the idea of "Blessing Bags" -- bags with water, toothbrushes, socks, and other daily necessities -- Caiden wanted to hand them out personally.

Chasing Miracles: A Mom's Fight Against Kidney Disease

Jenn Delekta | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Delekta

Everyone has an unexpected event that will rise up in his or her lives that can feel like hell fire changing the direction of how life had been. It d...

Pray It Forward

Melanie Young | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am counting my blessings this season and especially during my week-long visit to my hometown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've found that southerners ha...