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Follow Your Bliss; Or Be Hunted Down By It

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

I left that workforce because being in it bored me, depressed me, and made me chronically tired and angry. Ignore your bliss and you will have symptoms. Why? Because it's the intrinsic, innermost you trying to get your attention. Don't keep doing this, it insists, raising its voice until your body aches with it.

5 Things that Will Help You Say 'Yes!' to Your Heroine's (or Hero's) Calling

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
20 Beautiful Women

Dr. Vicki Todd, Life Coach and Artist Did you know that we ALL have a calling in life? Yep, that means you too. Joseph Campbell said it best: "Fo...

How an Unexpected Class Change Helped This Mom Reconnect With Her Teen

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I will always be grateful for the class that brought the two of us a little closer together at a time when it was so easy to grow apart.

Three Powerful Insights to Finding Fulfillment

Panache Desai | Posted 05.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

As human beings, we are always on a quest for fulfillment. We often hunger for a purpose or calling that will bring us into our authentic selves. We l...

What Would I Do if I Were Good Enough?

Paula Vital | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

Being good enough means embodying love. For myself, for others, for the whole world. And this is truly the only purpose I need.

5 Questions to Help You Discover Your Purpose

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Before you heart constricts at the thought of figuring out what it is you want to do for the rest of your "life," let's first start by focusing on this moment, right here and right now!

True North and Inside-Out Destination

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I really believe we're all meant to live our passion with peace, understanding, and wonder, and share our experiences in every way possible that touch another's heart and lights their eyes. And, these profound waves of technology run smoothly through our storms of life and impact us all to make it happen.

A Gift to Us

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.02.2015 | Good News
Catherine Nagle

She woke up early in the morning before the dawn of light and started cooking a large pot of oatmeal. As she cooked, she put a fresh stick of butter on the table to soften for spreading on our toast. In between warming a bottle of milk for the baby, she managed to put on a pot of coffee.

Follow Your Heart, Keep Your Day Job

Paula Vital | Posted 05.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

Today, a dream is coming true for me. The funny thing is, I never really saw it coming. I kept taking a small, sometimes tiny tiny step, towards my tr...

5 Barriers Standing In The Way Of Your Dreams (And How To Fix It)

Tanuja Ramchal | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanuja Ramchal

Achieving your dreams takes courage. If you follow these simple strategies above, I believe you'll grow into the person you want to be while finding joy on the path. Isn't that what we all strive for?

Embrace Change: 5 Lessons to Help You Make the Leap

Tanuja Ramchal | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanuja Ramchal

The idea of change can cause us to be mired in confusion and doubt, especially when the stakes are high. Even when you're clear about what you want, how do you avoid the potential negative consequences? If you're not fulfilled and want change, these five lessons can serve as a guide.

A Work of Heart

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Bhaerman

What contribution -- grand or modest, private or public -- do you have to make to the greater good of all? Is it a project or idea of your own design, or something that already exists that you fervently want to advance?

Be the one

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Be the one. At your family dinner table. In the bar at happy hour. At your job. In the cafeteria. In the classroom or at rehearsal. In the courtroom, in a chat room. In your church, in the choir, in your synagogue or in your mosque.

Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty for Wanting More Out of Life

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

There is nothing wrong with having desires. Many of life's lessons are learned when we listen to our desires. We won't expand or grow if we aren't called to do something bigger. And we hear that call through our desires.

Does the Road Make the Difference? (PHOTOS)

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

No matter what choices life throws at you keep following your path, refuse to settle, and walk your road your way, it makes all the difference.

Is Your Calling Worth Dying for?

Mable Chan | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media
Mable Chan

The answers I believe, may well lie in his pure innocence and courage to discover and report the ground truth -- no matter how ugly the truth, how high the price.

The Problem With Work

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Prevost

The happiest people I know intensely and relentlessly bring their full self to many activities. Although sometimes manic and stressful, they are really good at maneuvering between different circumstances with enthusiasm.

Stop Waiting for Your Calling and Start Living

Paul Perkins | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Most of us believe our life has a unique purpose. And while this is certainly true, our culture's overemphasis of this message has left us expecting life to unfold like a movie. We all believe we're destined for greatness and success. Everyone expects fame and fortune.

Life After Life Purpose

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

It's true that shamanism isn't my passion. It's my gift. It's the gift I bring, and the gift I receive, ongoing. It's not my job. It's who I am. It's not what I do, it's how I live.

Moonlighting Pastors and Postponed Health Care: Record Debt Loads Overwhelming Many Seminary Graduates

David Briggs | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Many women and men pursuing a religious vocation long have been hesitant even to ask this question: Can I afford it? They have been taught to take...

Inspired Leadership -- Longing for the Hero's Journey

Brennan Smith | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Brennan Smith

Just like every good hero, I was Refusing the Call every time I felt a compelling passion to pursue something, but talked myself out of it. In fact, I was so dead-set on the idea that the Call would come from outside of me, that I didn't even hear it inside.

Calling -- From Take the Leap

Heather McCloskey Beck | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Heather McCloskey Beck

Living a life that we love is a highly creative act, and yet we often find it to be an elusive challenge.

The Purpose of Life

Heather McCloskey Beck | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather McCloskey Beck

Yes, our pursuit of truth is challenging, requiring us to be willing to think and respond in new and fresh ways, to be ready to break away from the pack mentality of thought.

Why Toxic People Aren't All Bad

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don't like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. No, in fact, those are exactly the people we need to let into our lives. Not just for their sake, but for ours.

MLK's Friend Says 'Get Busy!' (On Your Dreams, That Is)

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Roadtrip Nation

The question is: if you resolutely pledged yourself to your dreams, what could you accomplish? Whether you dream of solving world hunger, saving the environment, or you've just always wanted to draw video game characters, the point is that no dream is too big or silly to chase.