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7 Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of the Year

Polly Irungu | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Polly Irungu

2015 is coming to a close - whether we are ready or not; whether we like it or not. I am not ready, and I wish I had a few more weeks, but here are a few reflections to ponder: what worked and what could possibly change?

Giving Thanks in a World Gone Mad

Timothy Murphy | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

Giving thanks is our witness that the systems and demons of our world do not have the last word. ISIS does not have the last word. Trump does not have the last word. The talking-head-neo-cons of intervention and death do not have the last word.

Giving Thanks in Tumultuous Times

Paul Perkins | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Paul Perkins

We live in tumultuous times. In cafes and concert halls, mosques and churches, hotels and schools -- people are losing their lives in senseless, brutal attacks. Meanwhile, politicians are arguing about closing our country's borders and expelling foreigners living among us.

An Open Letter to My Depression: 4 Ways I Defeat You Every Day

Liv Raimonde | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

You may always be a part of my life. I will give you that. But you will never define me. You do not make me who I am. I will have good days and I will have bad days but that is okay, because no matter what I will wake up every day and value the beauty of life that you shielded from my view for so long.

Walking Dead: Rorschach Test for Faith

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

Our core cast of characters in The Walking Dead, have more going on than solely surviving. And that is why we love them and root for them and suffer when they suffer.

When Life Knocks You Down...

Sonia Gul Baluch | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Sonia Gul Baluch

In my life... I've learned to make new friends, which creates a strong bond. I learned to be there for them, when something goes wrong. I gave them m...

When the Holidays Hurt: A Letter to Those Who Are Still Finding Their Way Home

Khristi Adams | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Khristi Adams

It wasn't a shelter that I happened to pass or a donate button that I was asked to click, but rather it all started when I was sitting in a room full ...

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

Julie Cantrell | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Cantrell

For that reason, I'm writing this today for those of you who WANT to be grateful, but who just aren't "wired that way." And for those "mutants" like me who have been "hardwired" for happiness but who may have found yourselves in a funk of sorts.

WATCH: Gratitapping -- Happy Thanksgiving!

Brad Yates | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

As we settle in for Thanksgiving here in the U.S., it seemed fitting to share this quick video showing a simple way to use tapping -- one that may als...

How Innovation Can Sustain the Music Industry

James Stoddah | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
James Stoddah

The music industry has 99 problems, but the paradigm shift could present its own solutions. Record labels have been forced to change their business model, but the artist's role helps reduce their overheads and offset the diminishing profits from digital sales.

Hope in the Aftermath of Paris

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Yvonne B Garris

Hope can be a double edge sword. On one hand, you want to hope things will get better. But on the other, if you hope too much, you are left with heartache.


Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

In the midst of life, the good days and those bad days, it really matters to be thankful... show it, say it, and feel it. Take life, not just one-step at a time, but one breath at a time.

Hope on the Horizon for Those With Peanut Allergy

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Two weeks ago, my son's peanut allergy once again brought me to tears. Before you take a gasp, I want to let you know they were tears of pure unadult...

Three Immediate Things We Can Do in Times of Difficulty

Alexandra Garey | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Alexandra Garey

In light of recent events in Paris, and other nations, we are more and more aware that the future is out of our control. The loss of innocent lives...

Why Hope Is Overrated

Julie Gray | Posted 11.18.2015 | Comedy
Julie Gray

End of the day we are still those hairy, hunched pre-human apes much in need of a flea dip, stooped over a spark and then slugging the guy who made it and running away with the torch.

Hope From Harlem

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Suzan Johnson Cook

I write to you, sending hope from Harlem, that in the midst of it all, the scripture, "God will be a very present help, a shelter in a time of storm," will help to begin the healing. We pray for our President, the President of France, and all leaders that must make some very difficult decisions.

Out of Paris Comes Light

Morgan Pak | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Morgan Pak

Call me a naive idealist, but I am a believer that in times of darkness the one thing we have left, that we must hold onto, is hope. The very essence of hope is found by looking forward, towards the future; in light of the darkness this War of Terror has cast upon us, this is my message to my peers and the world's future.

Pain. Change. Hope.

Rev. Bonnie A. Perry | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Rev. Bonnie A. Perry

People who choose to change are people who understand that the Kingdom of God is at hand. As we choose to make changes in our own lives, our collective choices make changes in this our broken, bleeding world.

Not on Our Watch

Dain Heer | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Dain Heer

How can we move forward after yet another attack like this? How can we hope to create a kinder planet? Start by asking this question, "What kind of world would I like to see?" And, "How can I contribute to creating that world?"

WATCH: Being Emotionally Manipulated

Brad Yates | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are folks who want you to get upset about things... some of them fairly trivial, like how a coffee cup is decorated...! Why? Because people wh...

When You Feel Discouraged, Remember This Ancient Story

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

The world is going through a lot of pain. But in dark times, we also see that people stand together as bright torches shining through the blackest night. When people in great suffering cannot keep their faith and kneel to the ground in discouragement, let us who still can share our faith and our courage with them.

A Love Letter To Beirut, Paris And Beyond From Sri Lanka

Sarah Jameel | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Sarah Jameel

In war, choose love. In despair, choose love. When the good and bad becomes relative concepts and appear to be grey, choose love. When you don't know whom to blame about the magnitude of atrocities around you, choose love. Because every life matters, whether it is reported in the media or not.

North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park Shares Her Harrowing Story

Kelley Calkins | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Kelley Calkins

Yeonmi Park's childhood reads like the kind of fiction best-suited for sadists, marked by starvation, the execution of a friend's mother, the imprisonment of her father, human trafficking, and chronic sexual violence.

WATCH: Being Limitless

Brad Yates | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once wrote, "Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in c...

What Americans Need to Know About Iceland

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Eleanor LeCain

I just returned from an international conference in Iceland celebrating 100 years of women having the right to vote. What progress has been made in the century? What difference did women voting make? What remains to be done to achieve gender equality?