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Elizabeth Gilbert

Vow to Write Better, Not Faster in 2016, Despite Our Binge-Loving Culture

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.09.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

My resolution for 2016 is to resist any outside pressure to speed up my fiction, whether it comes from the publishing world, my writer friends, or the marketplace. Instead, I will write the kind of fiction that feeds my soul and, I hope, sings for my readers, no matter how long it takes.

32 Life Lessons I Learned by Age 32

Susie Moore | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

I've never followed a conventional path and that's probably my favorite thing about my life so far. I've done most things on my terms and believed early on in setting my own agenda -- even if that means making really difficult decisions.

Finding Time

Erin Parker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Erin Parker

What are you willing to give up, even if you love it, to live the life you keep saying you want?

How Experience and Confession Make Teachers and Students Masters

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

I'm really enjoying the gift of Oprah's "Super Soul Sessions" since it helps me to see that I'm still a work in progress and to determine the area...

One Thing That Moves You

Brooke Warner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

It's resolution time, and whether you commit to annual resolutions religiously, or you believe they don't merit a special time of year, the year's end provides a unique opportunity to consider where you've been and where you're going.

Looking for a good book? What I read and loved in 2015

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 12.28.2015 | Books
Megan Dalla-Camina

If you have read my articles for a while, you will know I love a good book. Ok, let's get real - I am completely obsessed with books. I have thousands of them in my house, piled up on every available surface.

How to Mix Spirits and Spirituality

Ruby Warrington | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ruby Warrington

I'll be drinking alcohol tonight and pretty much every night now until the new year. Happy holidays! But in two weeks' time, I can pretty much guarant...

Elizabeth Gilbert: Most in Show

Omega Institute | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Omega Institute

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, and Big Magic, explains her relationship to imagination an...

My Birthday Letter

Noelle Newby | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Noelle Newby

You learned the bare minimum hours of sleep you can get and still be a somewhat-functioning human being, the number of times a day a toddler can ask why, and that you will never again laugh without peeing a little.

Your Fears Are Boring

Terri Trespicio | Posted 12.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Terri Trespicio

When she was eight years old, Elizabeth Gilbert (of Eat, Pray, Love) was so upset by the ocean that she begged her parents to get everyone out of th...

How Social Media Changed The Way We Read Books

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.02.2015 | Arts

Last week, during a dwindling work day, I scrolled through Twitter for something to engage me, something newsworthy or pithy or both. I felt drawn to...

'Big Magic': A Book Review

Jessica Barrett | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Jessica Barrett

The sentiments in this book are lovely, the advice sound. But I couldn't help but think that it was somewhat like one really long inspirational Pinterest post. Gilbert's personal success is what makes this book credible, and what is getting people to pay attention to it.

You Might Not Be Built To 'Follow Your Passion' -- Here's Why

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.10.2015 | OWN

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The Key To Being Creative Isn't What You Think It Is | Pam Masin | Posted 11.09.2015 | OWN

You do not need anybody's permission to live a creative life. Maybe you didn't receive this kind of message when you were growing up. Maybe your pare...

What 3 Words Define Your Personality Traits?

Sophie Frodsham | Posted 11.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sophie Frodsham

One way to set your intentions on who you want to be in life is to list three words that will, from now on, define the trait of who you are as a person -- who you are today and who you want to become.

10 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Badass Women You Can't Afford to Ignore

Jill Dahl | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

Have you ever listened to someone speak, and the truth in their message shook you to your core? It's a rare moment, but you can probably recall someone you watched live, listened to on the radio or on a podcast, or saw on television that challenged your way of thinking.

On Authorship and Authority

Brooke Warner | Posted 10.22.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

That "authority" and "author" share the same root is a given in publishing circles. To become an author you should have authority in your subject, and those with authority often write books

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Kylie Dunn | Posted 10.18.2015 | Arts
Kylie Dunn

It's not easy to convey just how fantastic TED Talks are and how life changing they have been in my life. So I thought that I should do a post for people who may not be familiar with TED.

Oprah: 'What do you believe?'

Tony Lobl | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
Tony Lobl

Such communion with the Divine has resolved issues for me as diverse as chronic career concerns, health problems, loneliness, and lack. It has also rescued me from self-destructive habits, masked as the false promise of finding happiness in self-centered indulgence.

The Good Advice I Wouldn't Have Listened To In My 20s

Vicki Larson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

First, I would like to congratulate you on your new life. You went through one of the hardest things to experience in life outside of a loved one's death, and here you are -- perhaps a bit frayed around the edges but full of hope, wisdom and enthusiasm nonetheless.

Elizabeth Gilbert Shares A Message of Courage, Passion and Creativity With A Sold Out Seattle Arts & Lectures Audience

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
L. Steven Sieden

Last night, author Elizabeth Gilbert spoke at the opening session of Seattle Arts and Lecture's 2015 season. The sold out crowd of 2,500 at Seattle's Benaroya Hall came expecting an inspirational evening based on Gilbert's new book Big Magic, and they were not disappointed.

Elizabeth Gilbert: 'Your History Is Whatever You Choose To Tell'

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.29.2015 | OWN

Everybody in my family is a talented storyteller. We can't play team sports, we have a tiny little problem with drinking and we're all pret...

Why 'Factually Inaccurate' Memoirs Are More Than Okay

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts

This week, Elizabeth Gilbert released what I assume was a highly anticipated new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Unlike her last book -...

Spearheading the Spiritual Revolution: Reflections on Oprah's New 'Super Soul Sessions' Program

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Last weekend, when I stepped onto the campus of UCLA I could feel the buzz. A line extended throughout the campus of energetic people chatting with one another they waited to enter Royce Hall.

Dancing to the Song of the Disciplined Half-Ass: After Reading 'Big Magic'

Jill Dahl | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

Elizabeth Gilbert is my new spirit animal. I have profoundly changed my approach to creating since I read this book. So much so, that I dedicated ...