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3 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude With Your Kids

Karem Ensley | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Karem Ensley

During years of teaching children of many ages, I have observed how much they benefit from learning simple ways to guide their perspectives about what it means to be happy.

Japanese Hospitality

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.16.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few years ago, I was able to make one of my dreams come true -- visit Japan. I had found an inexpensive ticket, and went to the airport floating on ...

Muddy Strangers

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

It was a long day at work. I was so glad to be going home. I climbed into my car and started to pull out of the dirt parking lot, only to stop after...

A Thankful Mom

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

I was flying from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah with my 7 month old son. He is a very good baby, but babies require so much extra gear. I a...

Dreams Come True: My Conversation With Yanni

Maria Senise | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Welp, we made it happen. Through determination, perseverance, great friends, and complete ridiculousness, I made contact with Yanni! This past Saturd...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Why You Should Make Your Bed

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.04.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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10 Free Ways You Can Find Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

You are lovable and worth loving. The fear that you are not is false -- shine a light on it and eradicate it! Keep working on it, until you do believe it and the fear has gone!

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

A Wake-Up Call: It's Just Water, It Will Dry

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Today, remember: Even the things that happen in your life that feel cold and icy, let them soak you, submerge yourself in them, because they are just water, they will always dry in the end.

He Saved My Brother From Drowning

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

On a summer day very much like today several years ago I found myself swimming with friends at my neighbor's pool. The day was decidedly ordinary. We swam almost every day in the summer.

The Delights of Our Lives

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

We're swimming, breathing, being in delight. We meet people we admire; we brush space with strangers who grow into friends; we revel in the things...

Honor Your Elimination

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Every princess pees and poops several times every day, if her digestive tract is healthy. So why are we being uptight about our needs? Society and ...

The Best Time of Your Life Is... Now

Matt Richardson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

We look forward toward possibility and freedom and then backwards towards opportunities mishandled. Only in those rare blissful instances where we are totally present and grateful, when everything comes perfectly together, do we acknowledge that now is the best time of our lives.

More Than Just Customer Service

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.09.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

I was walking home a little while ago on the Upper West Side around midnight when I caught my shoe on a sidewalk crack just as I tried to dart across a street before the traffic light changed.

3 Ways to Get Everything You Want

Matt Richardson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

Barring a few outliers, we have everything we could ever ask for or imagine... it is just a matter of perspective and gratitude.

Shake the Excess

Pamela Brill | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Pamela Brill

When you have kids, vacations are redefined. They are time away from home. Which is also a beautiful thing. Just different. And not a vacation.

5 Stories That Will Make You Smile

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.01.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

While hiking in Muir woods a car suddenly drove off the road into a river. Immediately 3 separate groups of strangers stopped and began sprinting to the scene.

He Passed It Over and Over Again

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.23.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

My 15-year-old son was on a community basketball team along with many other boys his age. On this team of teenage boys was one special needs boy the team all loved. This boy had a signature spot where he would go stand and the team would pass him the ball.

Lights Go on Part XX: Grateful

Thomas Bähler | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

a place I live a place I love a place I visit sometimes when I don't feel like it like a party I don't really want to go to when I arrive I rem...

She Irritated Me In Every Way

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was sitting in line at a drive-up waiting to order breakfast. I was running late and was irritated at the world for my tardiness....

A Sandy Situation

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was on a long drive home and I got stuck on the freeway in traffic, in the middle of the Nevada desert. What happened next was enough to restore my faith in humanity.

On Fighting for Your Healthy Self

Christina Grasso | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Grasso

A person's "realness" does not necessarily increase with his or her number of curves, and similarly their power and worth do not increase with degree of thinness. Realness comes from being comfortable in one's own skin and creating a life worth living.

10 People You Should Send a Thank-You Note To

Matt Richardson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

There is a reason nearly everyone keeps the handwritten notes they've received in a shoebox or a special drawer in their desk. Have you ever heard of a shoebox that contains printed out thank-you emails? E-cards? I haven't.

The Simple Things That Can Brighten Your Whole Day

Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

How to Date the Muse: 5 Steps to Enduring Creativity

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The muse loves a life devoted to honoring your true self. She wants you to become who you are. She wants you to feel good. And when you feel good she'll want to hang out with you often.