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WATCH: Slacking Off

Brad Yates | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are times when we are moving ahead at full steam... and then there are those other times. And, sometimes it's okay to slack off. But if you su...

Thinking of Quitting Your Dream? Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Through the Day...

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

The Bus Ride to 'Belief'

Sister Jenna | Posted 10.01.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

As I stood there, I knew this soul was sincere, and she was being called to serve humanity through two efforts: by elevating humanity into a pure experience of God and by showcasing the importance of beautiful connections through the power of relationships.

Why I Didn't Kill Myself

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

I decide I've been looking in the wrong place for God and begin to morph my beliefs with reincarnation. The books I read tell me that we keep coming back, life after lifetime. This terrifies me because it means that if I don't heal the eating disorder in this life I'm gonna come back and face it again.

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood home ...

If You Told Me This A Year Ago, I Wouldn't Have Believed You

K.C. Wilder | Posted 09.28.2015 | Divorce
K.C. Wilder

The day I left my marriage was one of the saddest days of my life. Just ask the two poor souls the moving company sent to deal with the logistics of getting my sorry self out of the home I thought I'd grow old in. 

The Most Vulnerable Moment of My Life

Chris Grosso | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Grosso

I've been talking with a number of people over the past few weeks who seem to be going through some pretty heavy stuff (myself very much included). ...

Who are We, America?

Terry Newell | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Candidates for president, most especially on the right, demonstrate a meanness of spirit, a disrespect for propriety, and a preference for polarizing invective that poisons the social cohesion so essential to progress.

WATCH: Hoping It Won't Work

Brad Yates | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

When we are not getting the results we say we want, it generally isn't because we are bad or stupid, but because part of us is resisting change. Even...

Have We Boomed the Ocean?

David Helvarg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Overfishing and other environmental disasters have cut the population of the ocean's most evolved creatures (those with spines) nearly in half, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.

It's 1960... Can a Catholic Win as President?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I look at the reception this week of Pope Francis who is being embraced by Americans of ALL faiths...and I love his nickname as "The People's Pope". What a perfect example of how people of all faiths can hear a message and recognize the 95 percent of things we all have and want in common, and not focus on labels and differences.

How to Stay Sane During a High-Conflict Divorce

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Divorce
Bonnie Koehn

A high-conflict divorce can be stressful enough to unravel even the strongest and most resilient of us. The expense, frustration, and negativity of it all can wear you down until you barely recognize yourself.

12 Ways to Help Remove the Barriers to Self-Love

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Pay attention to how you speak to yourself. Do you belittle yourself? When I grasped that I had allowed my mother's voice to live on in my head I quieted it by shifting my focus to thoughts of encouragement and self-appreciation.

It's a Very Personal Fight

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shana Thornton

"It's as personal as it can get. There are good days and bad ones, but it's a very personal fight worth staying in the long run for. He's my grandson...

6 Ways Taylor Swift Helped Me Rock On Through My Divorce

K.C. Wilder | Posted 09.21.2015 | Divorce
K.C. Wilder

I'm going to 'fess up to something that may sound strange coming from a 41-year-old woman: In the course of my recent divorce, I developed an affinity for Taylor Swift -- and I think she actually helped me weather the demise of my marriage.

Watch: Feeling Useful

Brad Yates | Posted 09.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

When my kids were little, we used to watch "Thomas the Tank Engine." I loved that the highest compliment given was, "You are a really useful engine."...

How I Handle The Ugly Odds of Marriage

Elli Thompson Purtell | Posted 09.18.2015 | Weddings
Elli Thompson Purtell

Hope is the very seed of marriage. Without it, we have no chance of growing. Yes, some of us may get temporarily battered down by storms. Some of us may eventually wilt and wither to nothing. Some of us may die and find rebirth in an entirely new seed of hope. But what good is planting a seed in the first place if you don't have 100 percent faith that it will grow?

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

A Rosh Hashanah Sermon on Gender Equality

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

"Man and woman were created in the Divine image. Male and female God created them." Each year we reread the story of creation. We return to our story of origin as a signal that Rosh Hashanah is all about returning to our truest selves -- or as we say in Hebrew, tshuvah.

A Message of Light and Life During Suicide Prevention Month

Sarah McCartan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah McCartan

You are special. You are the only you. You have a story that is not yet finished. It's up to you to live it out. You have lives to impact. You have obstacles to overcome. You have heart to give.

A Not-So-Typical Birth-Mother Letter

Wendy Ferguson | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Wendy Ferguson

You may never know how truly grateful we are for your decision to choose adoption for your unborn baby. There were other choices you could have made but you chose life and another family to raise your precious child. Our story is not the typical "thank you" for choosing life and for choosing our family.

It's Not What You Regret, It's How You Regret It

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

All of us have regrets: A poor decision. A selfish action. An angry outburst. It may be something that only impacts you--or it may have far-reaching consequences for friends, family, even the world at large. Guess what? It doesn't matter.

On a Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer's, Promise and Paradox Intersect

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 09.10.2015 | Religion
Jade C. Angelica

Mom was essentially alone in a nursing home in Iowa. My heart wouldn't allow me to stay away. The holiness, however - the mystery and the glory I encountered every day on the journey through Alzheimer's - was an unexpected, ever-cherished surprise.

I Survived Suicide Loss -- Now, I Volunteer

Jennifer White | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer White

When someone goes through the tragedy that is losing a loved one to suicide they are called a "survivor of suicide loss." I became a survivor of suicide loss on July 19, 2011. I was 23 years old and my mother Joanie had ended her own life.

Miscarriage -- 1 Year Later

Sarah Warman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Sarah Warman

This storm may have shaken, frightened and crushed me, but it has not destroyed me. I am still here. Even though I have suffered a loss, I have found myself again. Although, this version of myself is greatly different than just a year ago, I am "me" again. And for today, that is enough.