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Don't go to Chinese restaurant for nachos

Christine Hassler | Posted 10.27.2016 | Women
Christine Hassler

I have a question for you: if you were craving nachos, would you go to a Chinese restaurant? My guess is your answer is no because you know that in a...

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

A Baby Is A Blessing

Evelyn Fiske | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
Evelyn Fiske

Dear Best Friend, I know many people are saying that your life is going to change but I believe it is only going to change for the better.

From Bitter To Better: 5 Steps To Release Negativity And Enhance Well-Being

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Lyn Toomey

From Bitter to Better: Five Steps to Release Negativity & Enhance Well-being By Debbie Lyn Toomey, Health and Happiness Specialist™ Speaker ~ A...

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.

Simple Encouragement Can Move Mountains

John Toomey | Posted 08.04.2016 | Good News
John Toomey

To encourage means to give support, confidence or hope to another person. These qualities help the other person to be more courageous and to keep going.

A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in Kids

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenn Director Knudsen According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses. Ebenezer Scr...

What Happens When The Light Goes Out?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

It is my mother's story and reflections about that keep my doubts away. I try my best to use her rich and blessed life to encourage others to balance their lot in life against their blessings, however many obstacles they face.

Networking Yourself Into A Job: Young, Educated And Unemployed

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Nicole Angela Tinson

It may not be easy, but in due time, something will come your way.

When Your Superpowers Suck

Brandy Walker | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brandy Walker

If you are worn down emotionally right now, I get it. May you receive the nourishment you need to handle the gifts you've been given. I am grateful for you. The world needs your superpowers. And they are superpowers.

My Daughter, My Hero

Christine Waltermyer | Posted 05.29.2016 | Parents
Christine Waltermyer

I still remember the day I received the results. "The baby tested positive for Down Syndrome." When the woman told me that I was having a girl, I collapsed to the floor and burst into tears. I was growing this precious life inside of me and was in love with her already. I was also suddenly afraid of all the unknowns.

But Then #LIFE Happened

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Kaitlyn Stephens

I've thought all week about what I wanted to share with you. In fact, I thought about it for, four extra days.

Anybody Can Be An Agent Of Change

Outspeak | Posted 05.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

So stop reading this. Go out there and do something.

11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn't)

Jenna Wiley | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
Jenna Wiley

With all of the stress that comes with teaching, I think it's easy to forget all the amazing things I experience as a teacher that would never be the status quo in a "normal job."

Mom, I Missed All But One

Jami J. Amerine M.Ed. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Jami J. Amerine M.Ed.

John is a homeschooled senior in high school. He takes dual credit courses at the University near our home. It's not been easy. As he nears graduation he's decided, he would like to join the Navy and in the Navy, he's interested in being a first responder.

Is Your Past Controlling Your Present or Propelling Your Future? 3 Tips for Moving Forward

Haley Snyder | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Haley Snyder

I am the first to admit that I lived in a space of victim-hood for a long time - and it was necessary. It wasn't something that I could 'snap out of'...

What to Do When the One's You Love Don't Support Your Dreams

Carla Da Costa | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Carla Da Costa

For me there is nothing more inspirational than watching somebody pursue what they are passionate about with gusto. However not everyone in our lives necessarily embrace or are supportive of our dreams.

The Feminine Hero: Wholeness, Blood and Positivity

Adam Gilad | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Adam Gilad

In many ways, heroic public figures as well as memoirists such as Anaïs Nin who wrote "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage," find satisfaction in their ongoing inner battles rather than their outer exploits.

How to Love Your Husband Better

Shela Yount | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Shela Yount

In many ways, I fail my husband daily because I choose to put my needs and wants before his. Have you ever heard the term, "Marriage can't be 50/50,...

Dear 29 Year Old Me

Amanda Waggener | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Amanda Waggener

You're here! You didn't think you'd live long enough to see 40, but unless something unforeseeable happens in the next few months you will be celebrating the big 4-0 this summer. You aren't even bothered by it that much like you think now. You are counting down the days until your girl's trip to the beach to celebrate with other friends who are also celebrating milestone birthdays this year.

Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You.

Melissa Curry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Melissa Curry

Today is International Women's Day, a day that in so many ways represents the start of our BYOS story. On this day three years ago my little bar of SUCCESS, which has since been shared over 4,000 times across the globe, was unveiled to a roomful of Irish businesswomen.

An Incredible Thing Happened When This Man Bought Himself A Pair Of Gucci Heels

Michael Rohrer | Posted 03.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I knew I had chosen a safe space in which to experience my grand initiation of wearing unmistakably women's shoes in public, but I wasn't prepared for the feeling of joy that flooded my heart.

What If Tomorrow Never Came?

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie DeSimone

So I carry the burden of missing him. I carry the weight of sorrow that comes from burying a child. But I am free from the awful cross that I might have been forced to bear if I didn't know that I had loved him well.

Things To Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I encourage epilepsy fighters, family and friends to take a look at both of the lists together and use these lists as a learning opportunity to think about what might be helpful and how this can offer support. It is my hope to make the epilepsy journey a little less stressful and exhausting.

For The Exhausted Mamas Trying To Measure Up

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

Our day begins and ends in much the same way: All at once.