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Before You Give Someone Advice, Try This First

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Some of your friends who are committed to pessimism may question or judge your new attitude. Some may find fault with it. But some will be intrigued and drawn to it and to you. And you may also find that there are other "closet optimists" who welcome your perspective into their world. What have you got to lose by trying?

Worshiping the Problem Solver

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

If you don't trust the truth, it can't set you free. I have really been tested this year. But I know my God is going to come through. It's all going to work together for me. I love Him, and I trust Him, and I adore Him, and He is my God and King.

Why You're Struggling to Fulfill Your Life Purpose

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
20 Beautiful Women

When we manifest our desires before we are ready to hold the magnitude of their power, we either lose it prematurely, not appreciate it or it doesn't have the powerful impact it could have if it was birthed at the right time.When things happen before their time, it doesn't leave a powerful soulful impression.

Let's End Burnout in the Movement

Victor Narro | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Narro

It takes courage to radically change direction towards a more sustainable and healthy movement for justice. But change makers owe nothing less to the millions of community members impacted by the economic injustices they fight for every day. If we can truly support one another and open our hearts, we can connect and create a radical solidarity.

In Good Faith

Caroline Roy | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Caroline Roy

It seemed to me that my children's school-friend was one of those people who had a strong sense of integration. He could touch so many lives with his inclusive spirit just because he had this understanding of being a part that mattered. I felt that his integrity was an expression of his faith.

How a Little Jar of Body Butter From 'Thistle Farms' Heals Every Body

Tajci Cameron | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

I'm momentarily transported from my bathroom to the place where this little jar comes from as I visualize the hands that mixed the ingredients, filled the jar, closed the lid and packed it with a card that says "Love Heals."

Day 1 Faith & Science Series: Katharine Jefferts Schori on Creation and Evolution

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

"How can people of faith best approach scientific endeavors for the good of all?" That was my question to Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jeffe...

A Double Minded Man, Unstable in All My Ways

Banji Makanjuola | Posted 10.06.2015 | Good News
Banji Makanjuola

A wise rabbi once said "let tomorrow fend for itself". So I'm slowly learning to cling to His principle, alleviating the pressure of having to always have it right today. Giving myself permission to make mistakes if so be it--allowing the script to somewhat take its course.

3 Steps to Forgiveness

Julie Cantrell | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Cantrell

Forgiveness can be hard work, especially when someone doesn't try to make amends. But it is possible to forgive even when a person hasn't asked to be forgiven.

The First 2 Thoughts Oprah Has Each Morning

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.12.2015 | OWN

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Biebs, I Hear Ya!

Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley

Justin, I saw in Relevant Magazine this past week that you are renewing your Christian faith. As a United Methodist minister, I am delighted for you. Way to go, man.

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."

Day 1 Faith & Science Series: Ted Peters on God and Cosmos

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In his 1979 book Disturbing the Universe, Freeman Dyson wrote, "As we look out into the universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked together to our benefit, it almost seems as if the universe must in some sense have known we were coming."

Brad's Baptism at the Gala for Worldwide Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Baptism at 55 Wall Street. He couldn't have planned it better if he'd tried. What holier a night than one aimed at saving children? What holier water than that shared with family and friends? What better symbol of the Kingdom of God than a party you don't want to end?

Living in the Grey -- 7 Steps to Get Out of Negative Thinking

Mara Shapshay | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

The answer like many people will tell you is NOT to just suddenly think positive. I've got decades of this old thinking going on and it's not going to be cleared up but just thinking positively. I have to work on it. I have to practice living in the grey.

The Bus Ride to 'Belief'

Sister Jenna | Posted 10.01.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

As I stood there, I knew this soul was sincere, and she was being called to serve humanity through two efforts: by elevating humanity into a pure experience of God and by showcasing the importance of beautiful connections through the power of relationships.

Need Guidance? Ask the Universe for a Sign

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

When we ask the universe for a sign, the guidance that comes through with it isn't as plain as: sign = "yes" and no sign = "no." It's more complicated than that.

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood home ...

Addicted and Desperate: How I Learned To Live Again

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.29.2015 | Black Voices
20 Beautiful Women

Raised in a dysfunctional household, where one bad choice followed another, my descent was almost pre-ordained. I never learned to use good, sound judgment to make decisions that affected my life, in part, because I had no positive role models that had positive role models.

This Is Why Muslims Hold Muhammad in Such High Regard

Atif Rashid | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Atif Rashid

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his majestic spiritual power, brought man from barbarity to humanity. From ordinary human beings, he made them into highly developed moral beings.

15 Photos That Prove We Can Experience Spirituality Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion

People experience their spirituality in diverse and abundant places. Awe, wonder and the feeling of connectedness can crop up when we least expect it....

3 Things The Pope Taught Millennials on His Visit to America

Anurag Gupta | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Anurag Gupta

As a millennial, I often think about the world I will be leaving my children if we, as a generation, continue on the current economic and political path. It is we who will inherit the impending trials and tribulations of the uncertainty of our economy and ecology.

5 Daily Tips (You Already Know) for Pushing Through Your Depressive Rut

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Cooper

Depression is a beast, and frankly, sometimes we just don't feel like dragon-slaying to get through the morning, let alone an entire day.

We're Not All That Different

Living Room Conversations | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Isn't that what we need in our country right now -- some kind of breakthrough through the stalemates all around us? What exactly would it take to widen our own perspective enough to gain new insights about ourselves? My own experience suggests that answers may be closer than we realize.

Know Place Like Home: Letting Go, Leaning in and Lightening Up

Greg Archer | Posted 09.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

There are times in life when, if you listen closely enough, you really can hear the whispers of your soul. You know ... in between news reports, paying your bills, working for a living, finding meaning in life and trying not to go out of your mind.