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WATCH: Ignoring Consequences

Brad Yates | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

How many times have we been smacked in the face with the consequences of our actions and sworn, "I'll never do that again!"... only to find ourselves ...

LGBT Suicide: A Risk Reduction Strategy

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Stephanie Mott

I was highly honored to have the opportunity to participate in the Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference last week in Kansas City. There were many intimate discussions about what can be done to lessen the likelihood that people will choose to attempt to bring an end to their own lives.

Why Worry?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

I've spent a good amount of my time on Earth fretting. A defense developed in childhood, worry was my talisman, my rabbit's foot. I believed it kept me safe. Delving into my spiritual yearning has brought me to a place of openness and questioning.

Do We Care More About the Murder of Cecil The Lion Than of a Human? And If So, Why?

Lea Lane | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Lea Lane

Killing this magnificent animal of the highest order presents a larger picture of the hubris and destruction of humanity.

Addiction and Death... Now Bobbi Kristina Brown

M/R Johnson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
M/R Johnson

It is sad to believe that we are about to say good-bye to this beautiful soul, when just more than three years ago we said good bye to Whitney.

When Do You Know Your Dating Relationship Is Over?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

Dating is probably the most annoying and crazy thing I have ever had to do, but I do know this. Every experience I have had, every crazy curveball this life has thrown at me, I have learned from each experience what I do not want in a partner and in a relationship.

Seeds of Hope are Sprouting in Ferguson

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News
Carol Swartout Klein

"They Thought They Could Bury Us...They Didn't Know We Were Seeds." The phrase has come to represent the viewpoint of those marginalized around the globe. In Ferguson, as the community works toward healing, it has come to have different meanings.

WATCH: Needing an Apology

Brad Yates | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Too often, we put our well-being at the mercy of others. There is nothing wrong with wanting or even demanding an apology -- but maybe we don't need ...

Greg Louganis - Back on Board, Big Time!

Donnie Demers | Posted 07.24.2015 | Sports
Donnie Demers

Inspiration, when it happens, can be life-altering. A song. A movie. A poem. A dance. A painting. A hug. A smile. An act of kindness witnessed from afar. No matter where the inspiration comes from, its power can shift our perception and alter the way we see ourselves, forever.

Dealing With Death: When Does the "Easier" Part Start?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

So, when does the easier start? We are approaching two years since his death and while the haze and fog may have lifted and I may have done the work to find myself again, it isn't any easier. I still drive by his old house, now with a new owner. It will always be his house.

How To Heal A Broken Heart? A 5-Step Program

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. Rebekka Grun

"We broke up." "It's over." "No more." It can sound so easy. But the hard work sometimes begins right there. If you are done with listening to Sinead O'Connor and a good dose of mourning, and can suffer some humor again, and maybe a fresh outlook, then this article is for you.

Don't Let Go of the Glow

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

I have a young friend, Andrea, who inspires the heck out of me. One day she told me how happy she was with the direction her life had been going. She said, "Things are going so good, I don't want to let go of the glow." Don't let go of the glow.

How You View Your Future Can Increase Your Mental Health...Or Create Depression

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

After all, depression can color everything. It's natural to assume that if your outlook is negative or despondent, it's the product of your depressed mood. But for some people the reality is actually the other way around: It's how you envision the future that can make you depressed.

Children's Grief Camp: Sharing Grief, Finding Hope

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Fredda Wasserman

The growth and transformation witnessed in these 48 hours is a testament to the value of having a safe place where grief is not taboo. As the campers performed their "grief skits" in front of their family members on Sunday afternoon, a sense of gratitude and understanding abounded.

Why It's Important to Hold Onto Hope

Michaela Shelley | Posted 06.23.2015 | Teen
Michaela Shelley

Hope is important when it comes to Christianity, as it goes hand in hand with faith. When we have hope we believe things will work out for the better. It means we hold on because we know better days are coming!

How a Student and a Teacher Became Best Friends, and Then Sisters

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Gina Ciliberto

Dominican Sisters of Hope Maria Barbera, OP, and Jorene Cieciuch, OP, encounter each other as any two sisters would: hands entwined, kisses on the cheek, both beaming.

Our Iran Moment

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

This deal, which refuses to face the regime's vehement anti-Semitism and its perilous nature, undermines the very foundation we stand on as free and open democracies.

Miracles Do Happen -- The Sequel

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

Do you ever have it where the most casual decision of your day turns out to be your best decision? I woke up Friday morning, thinking it might be nic...

A Fairy Tale Still In The Making: The Beautiful Dress I Borrowed

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

With my daughter only nine years old, I was very discreet in dating and careful about bringing anyone into our home, or in allowing men to meet my da...

What Turning 50 REALLY Feels Like

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I've heard that with age comes wisdom; I'm more apt to say awareness. My appreciation for the good things that have come my way has grown. My understanding of the part I've played in some of the bad things has deepened.

Why Aren't Things Worse?

Scott M. Weber | Posted 07.10.2015 | Impact
Scott M. Weber

Let us remember that not more than two generations ago, much of today's developed world was host to the worst violence the world has ever seen. And yet, those countries emerged from the abyss.

What Inspires You? (Part 2)

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

What inspires you? It's a question I dove into last week in one of my blogs and put my friends and family to the test with trying to answer the question. As I predicted, it just isn't a simple cut and dry answer.

A Glass Half Full of Hope

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Trisha de Borchgrave

A recent two-page spread in the International New York Times Review section exhumed an inkling of belief that humankind is on the right track. Op-ed...

Let Freedom Ring for All

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

When the founders of our nation landed on the shores of Cape Cod, it was with the pursuit of religious freedom. All the other truths we've fought for since that time, stemmed from this same quest.

The Bitter Taste of Dying... and Addiction

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Dean Dauphinais

At the age of 14, Jason Smith got his first taste of addiction. Literally. While his parents were away for the weekend, his uncle--a heroin addict who was living with Jason and his family--overdosed, and Jason had to perform CPR on him.