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The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

The Magic Of Finding A Mulberry Tree: How To Make A Difficult Job Or Life Situation Better

Leda Asmar | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Leda Asmar

When I was a child, we spent summers in a village where the streets had no names. Life was simple there, especially in the early years. There wa...

Highly Optimistic People Do These 10 Things

Daniella Whyte | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Daniella Whyte

The world would be so grateful if it had more optimistic people in it. So, let's start developing some habits that will move us in that direction.

How to Ignite Your Happiness and End Suffering

Pragito Dove | Posted 05.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pragito Dove

Happiness is your essential nature. So why are so many people suffering? Is it because they have learned that suffering will bring them love and atten...

Not Enough Time for Intimacy?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Our health, career, financial well-being, relationships with family and friends, creative expression, and even spiritual life, all radiate out from the well being of that flourishing intimate partnership.

Don't Underestimate the Value of Life's Little (And Not-So-Little) Crises

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Although it may sound like a cliché, there is truth to the saying that pain is sometimes the price that we must be willing to pay for growth.

Daily Word: Be Not Ashamed of Your Difficulties!

Ash Cash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Ash Cash

Stop being afraid to go through hardship, and know that it is not the end of the world. While chasing my dream I nearly lost my home but my understanding of my purpose kept me going! Never give permanent energy to temporary things!

How to Celebrate Joy in Spite of the Ups and Downs of Life

Linda Durnell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

When we can become completely gentle with ourselves and genuine in our approach to others, we can find a celebration of joy within -- a feeling that it is wonderful to be in this world.

For Divorcees, Is It 'Survival Of The Sluttiest'?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 11.03.2011 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

Since I left my husband I have been unable to do a number of things -- the most frustrating lost skill is the ability to date. After nine years in a ...

Music and Joy

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What lifts you up during difficult times? Is there something in your life that can reliably center you? And even more, do you have anything readily av...

Is Life An Ordeal Or A Joy?

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Here's a test: Can you ever find a moment of wonder in watching light reflected through ice cubes in a glass? Or do you hardly ever savor the little sparks of mystery and magic all around you?

Does Life Always Conspire For Our Highest Good?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

You might think you know yourself. But I suspect, that like most people, you've kept your true identity a secret, not only to the larger world around you, but especially to you.