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What To Do When You're a Pastor of Little Faith

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

Faith isn't something we can simply will to happen with gritty determination and spiritual stubbornness. Faith isn't something we can magically muster when we're feeling particularly "right with God."

Why God Is Funny

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kara Post-Kennedy

Recently there have been a lot of people in the news blaming their bad behavior on God. A contemporary version of "the devil made me do it," it got m...

Uncertainty and Doubt in the Career Rat Race

Lauren Santye | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Lauren Santye

Growing up, you are blissful unaware of the difficulties of life. You believe that you will go to college, get a job in your chosen field, get married and live in a beautiful house with a white picket fence -- that whole "American Dream" bullshit.

In Transition and in Doubt?

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

Today was the first day of school for my children. The first day of school is always a time of excitement and uncertainty. This year the uncertainty is even more prevalent for my children. As I have mentioned before I am a military spouse.

A Year Without God Becomes Life After God

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

What happens when you conclude that there is, at best, no compelling reason to believe in God? In the midst of exploring arguments for and against the existence of God I very early on began asking a question which, in my case, is far more important: What do I do now?

5 Things I Can't Worry About Anymore

Stephanie Harper | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

My focus should be on wellness, on getting better and continuing to learn how to cope with my situation, how to find joy and gratitude in my life, in the people who surround me. I should be focused on this. There are some things I just can't worry about anymore.

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

I Fell on My Head in Pole Dancing Class: Here's What I Learned

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

As I lift myself in the air, my hands slide a few inches down the pole. For the fourth time, I wipe the alcohol sprayed towel along the steel. In cl...

As for Me My God Used to Be Doubt

Andrew Isaac Burrill | Posted 06.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Isaac Burrill

For anyone who believes they're not worthy to live a life filled with anything but joy... this is for you. As for me, my God used to be Doubt. Als...

Creative Intention

Cassidy Hall | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.

I Dreamt of Being Something Great, Now I'm a Mother

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

In the last decade or so I've dreamt of becoming an FBI agent, author, astronaut, rock star, horse trainer and food truck owner. And as of this moment, I am none of those things.

Grace Bats Last

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.

Damaged Goods

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Sometimes, in trying to explain the impact that Rett Syndrome has had on our lives, I have referred to myself and my husband as "damaged goods." People don't respond to this very well.


Rumni Saha | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

Why, when the world is shrinking and even outer space is finally within our reach, is heaven not getting any closer? Why, in this new age of endless possibilities, can't I simply "Bing" Him on?

Daily Meditation: Doubt And Faith

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Focus, Contentment and How I'm Choosing to Be Here Now

Laura Aiisha | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Here's the thing. I've been an overachiever all my life. Always trying to be the best, always trying to do several things at once partly because I'm super crazy creative and have so many ideas and so much energy channeling through me, and partly because I'm trying to 'get somewhere.'

Musical Artist Fernando Ortega On Doubt, Racism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Fernando Ortega is a profoundly gifted musician, singer and songwriter, who grew up in New Mexico near the Rio Grande, and spent time in Ecuador and Barbados due to his father's work with the U.S. Department of State.

Best Advice for the New Year: Throw Caution to the Wind

Cindy Tansin | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

If I were to write your horoscope, it would say: "This is the year to cast aside doubts, fears, and caution. This is the year to let yourself fly." Ho...

All I Want for Christmas Is the Gift of Uncertainty

Cindy Brandt | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Have you ever been enamored by a child's sense of wonder? Their incredulous awe in myths like the tooth fairy and Santa, their wide-eyed anticipation of unwrapping a present?

3 Things That Are Keeping Women From Reaching Top Management Positions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

When it comes to women achieving real, meaningful success in the workplace, much of the popular advice given over the past couple of years revolves ar...

5 Things I Hated About Being Overweight

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

It took a year, and more hard work than I thought I was capable of, but I lost 170 pounds. The 12 years leading up to this weight loss were rough to say the least. There were five things I hated about being overweight.

Starve the Fear, Feed the Goal

Melanie Young | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Common signs of "iffluenza" are A) Using the words "If only" to put road blocks in front of your way. B) Being iffy about making decisions and taking steps to pursue goals and C) Putting too many "Ifs" -- conditions and stipulations -- in the way of making progress.

First Nighter: Heidi Schreck's 'Grand Concourse, 'En Garde Arts 'Basetrack,' Alda and Bergen in 'Love Letters'

David Finkle | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

What Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse, at Playwrights Horizons, is really about is only revealed in the final minute. So be assured the wonderfully eye-widening revelation won't be described here.

10 Lies We Need To Stop Telling Ourselves

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

We have listened to self-limiting beliefs for far too long. It's time to get real with ourselves and stop settling in life. We only get one life to live and these beliefs are keeping us from truly living it. Here are 10 lies that hold us back in life.

Is There Room in the Church for Non-Believers?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 12.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

I believe there is something about experiencing the ancient liturgy that can take us to another part of our being, deep into our spiritual selves -- whether one can recite the Nicene Creed in good conscience or not.