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How a Pair of Flimsy, Old TOMS Taught Me a Lesson about Luxury

Jennifer Legra | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Legra

As I was walking past one of the Haitian workers here in Santo Domingo, I looked down and noticed his shoes. There wasn't anything too strange about his TOMS shoe except that there was just one. Yeah, one.

Taking Responsibility for My Actions

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I became extremely uncomfortable about having to confront this situation but I knew in my gut that I could not just let the matter go.

12 Commandments For A Happy Life

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Wake up and ask yourself: how can I serve today? How can I embody love? How can I bring joy? How can I leave this world a better place? Have a spirit of service as you go about your day. Be a blessing, good company, an inspiration to others. You get more of what you give, so if you lack love, joy or abundance, find a way to help others find it. It will return to you a hundredfold.

The Truth About Life's Bumps

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to your thoughts. Recognize which ones are bringing you down. Know that you have a choice with each and every one. Then make the choices that make you happier.

Do You Pick Sameness or Yourself?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

We go through life being conditioned to how life is supposed to be and what is expected from us to have a great life. And yet no one shares with us th...

Decisionphobia

Phyllis Berger | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Berger

Last week, my interior decorator fired me. Before I sound too fancy, let me say that our family has lived in the same house for 27 years and we have done no work on it at all except for 12 years ago when I did some painting

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

The REAL Part You Play in Other People's Lives

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recognize that you are not the star of other people's shows. Stand up for yourself when you need to, but do it with less anger and resentment.

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part III

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part III: Your Blissful You Hello there...nice to see you again! We've already spent some time together during the first two posts in this serie...

I Will Never Repent For Being Homosexual

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I was put on this Earth to live the often fabulous -- though frequently maligned -- life of a homosexual. Sling your accusatory rhetoric at me all you want. But to use Bible verses to taint someone's existence, his very life, as a sin because he is attracted to someone of the same-sex is deplorable.

What Battles Are You Fighting With Your Kids?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

My teenage son said to me the other day, "Mom, I don't get it. Sometimes you're totally chill, and then sometimes you want to know everything. You need to trust me. I'm not crazy, you know."

Saying 'Yes' to Me

Erin Parker | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Parker

It wasn't until I was sobbing in my classroom on a Saturday afternoon that something finally clicked for me. I, like countless others, have spent my e...

Daily Tasks Lead to Rewards

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

I have just arrived back home from the dentist. I am vowing once again, the Ground Hog's Day Vow, to floss daily or twice daily on an ambitious whim....

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that...

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, living your all comes with sacrifice. But by getting rid of the things and relationships that make you only somewhat happy (or plain unhappy), you get to live a life filled with what you love best, and then focus on them with everything you've got.

How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.

The Cheesecake Factory Phenomenon

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

There's something funny about The Cheesecake Factory. It seems no matter what time you go and no matter which location you visit, there's a wait to get in.

Is Your Over-Thinking an 'Addiction'? Here Are 8 Steps to Recovery

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

I like choices. Nearly every one of my decisions is carefully researched to maximize the greatest number of benefits. When buying, I like to know ...

The Ick of No

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.

Life Lesson: Embrace the Journey

Jess Ly | Posted 05.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jess Ly

The paths in life are many, but depending on where you live (both figuratively and literally), you may have more specific destinations (goals). This f...

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Mother's Day Snapshot: Behind the Gifts, Flowers and Feelings

Dilshad Dayani | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Dilshad Dayani

We salute your courage to bridge the stereotypes with non-conventional ideas and as you continue to do so, we hope that you are rejuvenated by those who hold you near and dear on this special day!

The Decision-Making Dilemma: Are You a Picker or a Chooser?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Jordan Dansky

Considering that this is one of the biggest problems I've struggled with personally, I have been on a constant look-up for all wisdom, tools, or advice on how to best tackle decision-making. Personally, I see the problem as two-fold.

Should You Marry That Guy?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Samantha Boardman MD

Should you marry that guy? Should you take that job offer in Seattle? Should you go back to school? For many people, important decisions like these are sources of dread and anxiety. They dominate our thoughts during the day and keep us up at night.

The Gift of Life-Changing Events

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost I recently comm...