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I Won't Let Fate Determine Who I Am Anymore

Aleichia Williams | Posted 12.02.2016 | Women
Aleichia Williams

Fate alone has robbed me of more opportunities and experiences than I can count. Fate has kept me from pushing when something didn't work and from ask...

Apprenticeship With Defeat

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Ultimately, learning to accept defeat means learning to maintain our personal worthwhile feeling helpless. I highly recommend seeking support from someone who understands what it means to affirm personal worth, helping us override the cultural imperative to be victorious at all cost.

On Life's Terms

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

To be willing to live life on life's terms is a tall order. Before getting an idea about the size of the task, let's look at what life's terms are al...

Having That Burning Passion

Brittney Grimes | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brittney Grimes

A passion takes a vision, and being able to see beyond what the organic eye may realize. It takes the ability to go forth and test both your innate strengths and weaknesses. It becomes a part of who you are and ultimately defines where you steer your life. Passion can be something physical, but it ultimately starts within the mind. Envision something you are passionate about, and there is no stopping you!

The Point of No Return in Love

Melissa Wilder Joyce | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Wilder Joyce

The blind journey of the heart that lies beyond the point of no return, often holds too much pressure in a world that is typically more focused on getting ahead in individualistic based passions than falling head over heals in love.

Adept at Aging

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 03.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Getting adept at aging is hard work. There are numerous seductive illusions, all aimed at bringing temporary comfort to an ego struggling to live life on its own terms.

8 Rules For Making The Right Decisions

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Apply these eight rules when weighing your options to ensure that your decisions always play out in your favor:

The Insecurity Paradox

Mark Matousek | Posted 02.23.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

Life can change in the blink of an eye. Your number comes up and you win the lotto. Your doctor calls with a bad diagnosis. Your boss kicks you out w...

The Time I Sabotaged a Relationship and Still Got a Happy Ending

Christina Scribner | Posted 01.05.2017 | Women
Christina Scribner

What would you do if you saw yourself in another person's body? Not in a Freaky Friday sort of way, but in a spiritual "this must be kismet because nothing else makes sense" kind of way? This other person may very well be your soul mate, or perhaps, they were sent to teach you.

A Catechism of Confucianism: 命 (Ming) -- Mandate, Talent, Fate and Mission

Bin Song (宋斌) | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion
Bin Song (宋斌)

In a word, Confucianism is neither voluntarism, extolling the infinite compass of human free will, nor is it fatalism, denying any possibility for human creativity. In the Confucian view, human beings are endowed with various talents.

Transplant: The Unexpected Continues

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 12.19.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

View post on imgur.com HA! I know how that dude feels! My husband, Randy, is two years post double lung transplant. A double lung transplant is a ve...

Man Says Buying Hot Pockets Saved Him From Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.03.2017 | Weird News

An Ohio man says a spur-of-the-moment decision to pick up Hot Pockets saved his life. Jason Bartley, 38, was running errands and was just about to hea...

What Would You Attempt To Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 10.22.2016 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

A magnet asking that very question stares back at me every time I reach to open the refrigerator door. I see it every, single day, but today it reminded me of a significant question that was once asked of me. The question that has since changed my life.

The Books You're Fated to Read

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 09.24.2016 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is that very particular exhilarating feeling, when you find a book so scrumptious and exotic you open it with a whisper and close it with a sigh. You've found this book through no one's urging or description or advertising. You wandered alone, woozy in towering aisles with books stacked up to another altitude, on a day when no one seems to have this same idea.

Bob Dylan: Fate's Encounter With a Mighty Spirit

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

Though fate is often confused with destiny and has come to mean accepting one's lot in life, there is nothing about our life that we have to accept. Rather, there are things that accompany us from birth, mature over time, and later beckon us to follow. It is our great fortune if we can.

Why Fate Is the Explanation and Excuse for Everything

Unwritten | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Unwritten

Fate is a comforting idea, but everything that's beautifully messy and alluringly unpredictable happens outside our comfort zone. Everything doesn't happen for a reason. Everything happens and we give a reason why it's significant.

Speculation & Circus: A Conversation with Erika Swyler

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.07.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Erika Swyler's debut novel, The Book of Speculation, tells the story of a family haunted by their mother's past. As Simon learns more about his mother's life both inside and outside of the circus, he comes to view his family gifted with ability to hold their breath like sea creatures and see the past and future through the tarot to be both incredibly susceptible to death in the water and lacking insight into their own conditions.

Witches Brew: A Conversation With Author Suzanne Palmieri

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.17.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Voodoo, bayous, and lost souls haunt The Witch of Bourbon Street, the latest novel by Suzanne Palmieri. This, her third novel, follows the Sorrow family as they reconcile their losses and gains at summer solstice with a storm coming in.

Maybe in Another Life: A Conversation With Author Taylor Jenkins Reid

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Taylor Jenkins Reid's latest novel, Maybe in Another Life, tackles one of the big riddles of life: what if? What if I went home with this man? What if I went home with my friends instead? Maybe in Another Life leaves together the two big what if threads of Hannah Martin's life as she finds love and her way in the world.

Dear Millennials Who Haven't Found Their Passion Yet: Do Not Settle

Liv Raimonde | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

When pursuing your dreams the only thing you can do wrong is never dare to step past the starting line. All you need is a little faith that fate will guide you in the right direction. If you do, the rewards can be truly remarkable.

It's Not Romantic; It's Ridiculous: Don't Wait 20 Years to Make a Move

Terri Trespicio | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Terri Trespicio

Do not wait around and stare at people from afar. Make yourself known. Or you'll find yourself hobbling toward some old hottie in the nursing home, saying, Didn't you used to eat at Ray's Pizza in the 90s? And then your dentures will fall out of your head.

Kismet

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Fate brought us together...

The Miraculous Happening

Honey Good | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

"Before I leave you, I promise if my wishes are granted I will come back with my new Israeli husband to thank you and if I have a son, I will bring him to you and name him Jonathan in your honor."

How a Racehorse Named Afleet Alex Kept Our Daughter Alex's Legacy Alive

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than "pretty good."

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.10.2015 | Home
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.