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After Orlando, What Is Next For The LGBTQ Community And Out World?

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

With the understanding that even our political officials are refusing to protect us from these monsters, it is up to us to be the advocates for sensible gun legislation to use our democratic power to promote change.

The Moment The Christian Church Acknowledged My Queerness

Chris Hernandez | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Hernandez

For the first time I felt as if there was a deliberate call for that congregation to stand with the queer community in their time of mourning.

Just Another Manic Monday

Leona deVinne | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

I don't usually dread Mondays, I actually like getting back to work and this Monday looked glorious, I had a day free from any obligations and I was g...

Like A Girl

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

The deep brown shade that glazed the wood was almost heavier than the door. It melted the light that snuck in via the stained glass of glittering gold and grassy green into hues and shadows that crashed by the waves of my shivering feet.

Opposing Sides -- Rights vs. Needs

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Are you an "adherence-to-the-law" person? Do you believe that law and order is to be respected and followed always and in all circumstances? Or are yo...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

Getting Grit

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Obstacles inevitably arise in the taking on of any project worth its salt. Don't take them personally or interpret them as evidence that your vision isn't realizable.

Help Beat the Heat with These Top Tips

Derek Cole | Posted 04.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Derek Cole

Each year as temperatures start to rise I hear common concerns from customers worried that their air conditioner is not cooling properly. After over 15 years of experience, here are the top four tips I have found to be helpful.

Why the Fear of Change Will Keep You Back From Greatness

Daniella Whyte | Posted 04.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Daniella Whyte

Don't turn away from the sunshine, from the opportunities and possibilities that are in front of you. Don't let change scare you. Don't let your comfort zone, your safety net, your secure spot, keep you from greatness. Let go of the familiar and embrace the freedom of change.

Finding Hope in the Face of Loss

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Webster's dictionary defines hope as "to expect or wish... to be optimistic... to cherish a desire of good... with expectation of obtaining it or beli...

But Is It Real?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

Easter makes a bold affirmation about God. Easter means that nothing can separate us from God's love in Jesus. Not Parkinson's. Not divorce. Not the death of a daughter. Not poverty.

How To Make Coach Class Suck Less

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 03.07.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Except for the rare occasion when I am magically (or otherwise) upgraded, I fly coach. Why? Because for me, the plane ride isn't the point.

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn For They Shall Be Comforted

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.01.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Blessing and mourning may sound like a strange combination, but I experienced the benefit of God's nearness as I mourned the ambiguous loss of our son...

What A Sick Puppy Taught Me About Love

Stephanie Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Stephanie Gates

The only way to find life again after any kind of death is to allow it to flow through you -- to both receive it and give it.

How to Bring Self-Confidence to Your Biggest Challenges

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

How do you bring your "boldest self to your biggest challenges?" That is the question Dr. Amy Cuddy answers in her new book, Presence, which is an extension of her wildly popular TED talk. What is presence, and how does it drive our success in life?

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Free Your Feet

Nesrin Everett | Posted 01.05.2016 | Style
Nesrin Everett

If and when you do feel the need to wear high heels, make sure you can afford the taxi fare home or can find someone to give you a fireman's lift (there's always room for chivalry), and if you're into risk management, please pack a pair of flats!

Sometimes Togetherness Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Regardless of the differences in their respective comfort levels, all couples have an (unspoken) agreed upon level of comfort hat they negotiate on an on-going basis, each partner offering balance in the security/risk continuum, or to use another metaphor the roots and wings.

Comfiest Kicks for the Most Kickin' Trip

Elycia Rubin | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel
Elycia Rubin

Heading out of town for the holidays almost always entails one thing... lots of walking. Hoofing it on ancient cobble stone streets, city pavement or ...

Forget Feeling Fat, Bloated and Frustrated in Your Clothing. 10 Reasons I Design Clothing So Women Can Feel Freaking Amazing All Day!

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

1. Designing clothing for me is about enhancing beauty and celebrating women. After 13 years I continue to find a happy balance of comfort, style and ...

An Unforgettable Lesson in Forgiveness

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Forgiveness is a process, not an event. It doesn't occur in a single moment, but rather over time, and often not as quickly as it did for Ashton. Perhaps if we were all more able to see the world through the eyes of a little child, it would.

How I Work At Trying to Be With My 11 Year old

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I happened to sit next to a worried looking mother at Star Bucks only to find her wanting some conversation. She was a block away from her eleven-year...

Are You Buying Into the Illusion?

Ashley Navarro | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

Imagine you're standing at the edge of a cliff and the world is crumbling to pieces right behind you. You are too afraid to jump, not knowing where yo...

Relevancy Or Sympathy

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I honestly believe that more people should be more open and honest about their pasts, and share their stories. Storytelling brings about healing for the one telling the story because it shows you care about the other persons feelings and FUTURE.

Interfaith Prayer in Marsh Chapel, or How a Rabbinical Student Ended Up in Church

Benjamin Barer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Barer

Growing up, churches were simply buildings that I did not enter. Not because I felt unwelcome by Christians, but because I didn't even know any of them in the first place.