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How the Sea and a Mermaid Fin Can Inspire a LIFT

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Baptism by salt water. We magically float in salt fluid in the womb, before we announce ourselves to the world. Salt was the cache, the cash, the cu...

To The Heartbroken: Where Does Love Go When We Break Up?

Demetra Gregorakis | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Demetra Gregorakis

People are confusing heartbreak with anger, sadness, or 'obsession' of past love gone. Let me correct you, this world is obsessed with love: you, me, ...

Silly Poem of the Week: About Being in Love

Ovadya Batat | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ovadya Batat

Hear me reading this Silly Poem:

To the One Man I've Never Fed

Roman Coley Davis | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Roman Coley Davis

I had a front row seat to every time you walked out on us. From a very early age, I learned to leave. That is one thing I learned from you. If ever I ...

The Soundtrack of a Love Lost

Bill Flanigin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Divorce
Bill Flanigin

Do you have a divorce playlist? Maybe you have an old mix tape from a failed relationship? Music lovers understand that the songs they love the most c...

The Stages of Feeling Forgotten in Your Divorce

Patty Blue Hayes | Posted 04.21.2016 | Divorce
Patty Blue Hayes

I feel like I've been forgotten not only by my ex-husband but also by the family I'd been part of for over 15 years. It's felt like a slow, suffocatin...

5 Things I'll Tell My Son or Daughter When Their Heart Is Broken

Alissa Lastres | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Alissa Lastres

If you are really struggling --then here are some ways you can make this experience profoundly beneficial, allowing you to grow from it instead of falling apart:

Trusting After Major Heartbreak

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 04.18.2016 | Divorce
Bonnie Koehn

I went through two of these major disasters in a row; jumping into the second one to numb the pain of the first. When the dust settled on the second crash, I barely recognized myself. Before I could even consider trusting another person, I had to rebuild my belief in my own judgement. It's still a daily practice, trusting that I can and will choose wisely.

Your Disappointments Don't Define You: 4 Reasons to Stop Calling Yourself 'Damaged'

Sara Uzer | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Sara Uzer

We consistently hear about how critical it is to learn from our past mistakes, and to apply it to future situations. However, to get to that point, we cannot let these letdowns define us.

Our 3-Course Meal Separation Recovery Recipe

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 04.14.2016 | Divorce
Mario & Diane Cloutier

Whether you are a man or a woman, you need to read this carefully if you're amongst the "I DIDN'T SEE IT COMING GUYS..." Maybe you heard him or her saying on the way out "It's not you...It's me." And you bought that. So perhaps you've been repeating to your pals and to yourself: "We had it all! We had the perfect relationship!"

The Man That Got Away

Brett Longhi | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Longhi

We meet someone we are completely infatuated with, we spend each waking moment with them, we see them naked, we see them drunk, you fight and then you make up. Then out of nowhere like a car that runs out of gasoline on the side of the road, it stops. It almost seems inevitable.

How to Prevent Abandonment Issues From Sabotaging Your Love Life: 12 Things to Know on Your Path to Recovery

Susan Anderson | Posted 04.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

For many people, falling in love means becoming more vulnerable. It arouses our primal abandonment fear. It bubbles up from the deep, giving rise to feelings of insecurity that can cause some of us to become needy, clingy, or demanding, and others angry, frozen, or avoidant.

11 Pieces of Tough Love Hidden in Adele's '25'

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Alyssa Piperis

The more I've listened to 25, the more I've uncovered gems. Hidden in these 11 new songs are crucial, no BS life lessons, or pieces of tough love, I believe everyone needs to hear and have reinforced from time to time.

Can Movie Night Replace Couples Therapy?

Ellen Huerta | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Ellen Huerta

A little while ago we shared research that found that couples who Netflix together stay together. But can the perks of therapy be had without leaving the loveseat? According to a University of Rochester study, yes.

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Gerarda Corneille | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Gerarda Corneille

Falling in love is a feeling of a natural high; a state of ecstasy. It is a warm euphoric connection, running through the mist of your bare soul, propelling towards someone you deeply care for.

10 Strategies to Shift Your Love Life from Good to GREAT

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Mario & Diane Cloutier

We believe finding the ideal partner for a long-lasting blissful relationship requires more than wishful thinking. Many critical factors need to come into play to get to a pleasing end result, which in fact, seems to be in direct contradiction with what today's society is preaching.

5 Steps to Shift a Romantic Setback to a Life-Changing Comeback

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 03.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

By Mario P. Cloutier and Diane Sawaya Cloutier "Failure" is one of those rare words that can activate all of our senses in a flip of a second. W...

30 Life Lessons Learned The Hard Way

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 03.25.2016 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Most people we date will not be for forever. Most will be for a season or a reason -- not a lifetime. True love is special. If it happened every day, no one would care about it.

The Science of Heartbreak

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

Like most healthcare practitioners, I often hear clients discuss their fear of loving or trusting another person after they have been terribly disappo...

How to Recover From a Frozen Heart

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Ursula Nwobu

While I must admit that letting go isn't a walk in the park, it can be the most relieving experience. All it takes is a little time and a determined heart. In due time, that once frozen heart will be flowing gladly towards someone more deserving of you.

Infidelity and Closure

Nathan Timmel | Posted 03.01.2016 | Divorce
Nathan Timmel

Being cheated on was the best thing to ever happen to me. No, I take that back. My wife and kids, my family. That's the best thing to ever happen to ...

The World Doesn't Want Your Vulnerability -- But It Needs It

Jennifer Garam | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Garam

Living in a world such as ours, that does not value vulnerability, creates a terrible sense of isolation. I've had enough of it. And the only way out is by having the courage to be vulnerable -- in the face of cruel comments, heartbreak, and rejection -- over and over and over again.

Head Over Heels Down A Mountain: How Heartache Forced Me to Change

Dani Fleischer | Posted 02.29.2016 | Women
Dani Fleischer

The only way to change is to change. And sometimes the only way to do that is to be brought to your knees in pain, and crawl toward something new.

Has Grief Made You Lose Your Mind?

Megan Devine | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Because we don't talk about the reality of grief in our culture, lots of grieving people think they're crazy. When my partner first died, I lost my m...

Gratitude for a Broken Heart

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 02.23.2016 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

I don't know why Montana was brought into my life, or why he left just as suddenly. As much as I really wish I did. But I now know that I am open to all that I was starting to feel for him. The highs as well as the lows. Which is something too few people are able to do.