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The Quick and Kind Way to Get Out of Fear and Stuckness

Anna Lovind | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Lovind

Before you know it, you're out of the maze and the road ahead of you is open again. You barely know how it happened. You didn't work it out or fix any problem. All you did was to stay with it. You kept on moving, ever so slowly. And it changed everything.

Your Pain Isn't Your Fault: Why Some Teachers and Gurus Have It Wrong

Megan Devine | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Pain simply is. It's a natural, normal response to loss. But the literature in the self-help world, in the therapy world, and sadly, yes even in the world of spiritual guidance, is heavy on blame. Grief is considered unhealthy. A "bad" experience.

Surviving The Death Of My Parents

Melanie Stoecklein | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Melanie Stoecklein

On December 7, 2011, my parents took a scenic helicopter tour for their 25th wedding anniversary. Less than 15 minutes after takeoff, the helicopter c...

Racism and Faith in Times of Crisis

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion
Christine Stoddard

One thing I've worked hard to understand is why some people practice their religion so fervently, interpreting it so literally, even when it seems to defy logic. The older I get and the more personal challenges I face, the better I understand and respect the need for faith.

No Faith Test Should Bar the Performance of Art in Today's Society

Ronald S. Lauder | Posted 08.22.2015 | World
Ronald S. Lauder

There must not be a faith test for the right to perform one's art anywhere in the world of modern society. Such a measure of intolerance is always offensive, irrespective of the faith or political opinion is targets.

How is Your Own Meeting of Families?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.22.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

With all the excitement about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Philadelphia, I've been thinking about my own family, hoping that I'm on the right path. And this is what I realized: that most of us have two types of personalities inside us and the only way to balance them is through God.

Rick Perry, Say "Bye Bye"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Coming off his embarrassingly disastrous "oops" run for the presidency four years ago, Rick Perry announced this week that most staffers will no longer receive salaries due to much lower than expected financial donations in his current crawl to the highest office in the land.

Meeting Saint Fleur Junior Charles

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion
Christine Stoddard

Sometimes, no amount of research can prepare you for an interview. Such was my recent experience in interviewing Saint Fleur Junior Charles, a 32-year-old man brimming with courage, strength, and -- more recently, he says -- faith.

Love Is Stirring in the World

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

"I love you." That's what Jesus says. So that's what I say. I see a homeless guy, and I love him. I'm going to help him if I can. That's being Jesus. The movement to love our neighbor as ourselves is stirring in this world. It is awesome to see.

Know Place Like Home: Stepping Underneath the Waterfall That Is Nodus Tollens

Greg Archer | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

Look around. Many people seem to be feeling as if they are in a profound transition, both professionally and personally. For many us, it may feel as if we have been placed on a cosmic see-saw, especially this summer.

3 Ways I Gained Power Over Cancer

Tom Martin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Tom Martin

"It's stage-four cancer." Those were the words my oncologist shared with me on February 16, 2011. Learning you have cancer is a life-altering ex...

Prayers For President Jimmy Carter

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

While I join people around the world in wishing President Carter a full recovery and pray for his health, I am also inspired by his faith, and his reminder to recognize that every day in this life is an opportunity to love God and love our neighbor, and to plant a seed that grows a beautiful tree in this life and in the life to come.

What Do You Believe In?

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.12.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

I would like to briefly share with you the moment that I was introduced to Belief, and the journey I have been on since.

I Feel God When I Run

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Running is where I feel God because running is where I find myself. It is also where I break down and can't go any farther and need help most desperately. It's where I focus on my own body and the reality of mortality, that I'm going to live in this world for a little while, and if I want to really live, I'm going to take risks and sometimes fail.

How to Move Through the Hard Parts

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo at by Chelsea Francis It was a Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. I drug myself out of bed and headed toward the kitchen to make a cup...

Sherri Shepherd Takes Us On A Journey Of Faith And Food

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.10.2015 | Religion

Eating delicious food is something actress Sherri Shepherd compares to "a religious experience." When the dish is particularly delectable, she says, ...

The Litmus Test of Your Spirituality During Crisis

Chris Mayya | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Mayya

In my years of being a friend and coach to Maria, her voice had never sounded as serious and grave as it did, on this one morning when she called me. ...

5 Steps to Turn Suffering Into Blessing

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

The process of personal growth is a type of alchemy. If engaged with consciously, it is possible to transform the pain of life into great strength. ...

How a Sidewalk Rest Stop Can Elevate Your Life

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

I tried running one summer a few years back. I hadn't run in decades. Running hurts me. I don't get a high or lean thighs. My friend Kelley invited m...

Unify the Church

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

If we follow the commandment to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength by loving our neighbor as ourselves, then we will unify the church. We are one church. We are the body of Christ, and we have one calling. We are called to love.

Arian Foster Breaks Ground By Admitting He Doesn’t Believe In God

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.06.2015 | Sports

  Arian Foster went to college in Tennessee and now plays for the Houston Texans. He's surrounded by the bible belt. And yet, the runni...

Heaven Through a Child's Eyes

Pamela Boccia | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

My children have been blessed to know many of their great-grandparents. Such a blessing also means they have experienced the loss of five close relatives, with three passing away this year.

Black Lives Matter: A Call to Conscience

Rev. John H. Vaughn | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. John H. Vaughn

Sam Dubose. Sandra Bland. Freddie Gray. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. These names are now a part of the rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement. Not famous for their lives. Tragically, they are famous only in wrongful death.

Are You Always In a Rush When You Part?

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

Couple of days back, I was traveling back from our factory which is about 25 miles away. It was raining excessively and zero visibility. Our car swerv...

Parental Advice and Climbing to the Top

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

It's most important to keep your heart, mind, and soul open in love and appreciation to those who have led by example to help you do your best for your own family. Perhaps our own children will remember this security and love, giving them the solid foundation that will help them break new ground in their own future family life.