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Ashes To Ashes We All Fall Down

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

Every Ash Wednesday I have well meaning strangers stop me to inform me I have something smeared on my forehead. Last year it happened in a grocery s...

The Sunday Series (95), With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

The Sunday Series (95): Reach The Light It was like any other Friday night for Larry Seidman. Stopping at the Pizza Hut on his way home to pick up ...

Finding Hope in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

Human trafficking, or the exploitation of vulnerabilities for commercial gain, can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. This type of injustice is nothing new.

Looking For Mr. Right? This Is Why You Should Stop

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.06.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I'm a big fan of hope. I've stood on the edge of some grim and horrific precipices, and managed to avoid falling into them because of hope. I've experienced injustices and cruelty, and survived, even thrived, because of hope.

Africa Is Not A Hopeless Continent

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Sibusiso Sgwane

The beautiful and resource rich continent of Africa has for many years been portrayed by Western media as hopeless, futureless, poverty-stricken, corr...

WATCH: Resistance to Opportunities?

Brad Yates | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There may be a number of things you say that you want (a job, relationship, etc.), but if they aren't showing up in your life, it may well be that, un...

Never Give Up: 4 Ways to Keep Pushing

Tina B. Ladson | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tina B. Ladson

We may know of 1,000 success and happy-ending stories for others -- but where do we pull our energy from when we truly feel like giving up? I've got four ways to hang in there when the going gets tough.

What Dreams May Come.

Heather Caro | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Heather Caro

I have always had a rather overactive subconscious. My dreams are vivid and complex experiences - set to music or even spoken in foreign languages th...

Who Is the Real Patient? Systemic Racism Through the Eyes of Counseling

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

Focusing on what's wrong in black communities misses the point of how society reinforces those problems. The patient is not black people; it's the system of racial injustice.

I Changed My Entire Life and You Can Too -- Here's How

Troy Stoneking | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Troy Stoneking

Your life is your own. It doesn't have to be controlled by your emotions, your circumstances or the world around you. Once you realize this truth your life can be filled with great joy. Misery is the child of hopelessness, but happiness comes when you passionately pursue your potential.

Finding Inspiration Through Grief

James Stoddah | Posted 01.31.2016 | Arts
James Stoddah

Celebrity culture has grown in recent decades and this is to be expected, as time will claim our heroes and influencers with greater frequency. It's creating a new paradigm in our journey towards accepting our own mortality.

WATCH: Needing to Find Fault With Others

Brad Yates | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

I know... I know... we all love to do this. But if we really look at it, it comes at too high a price. You deserve better. If you are new to tap...

How a Miscarriage Opened My Heart to Hope, Vulnerability, Empathy and Love

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

When I let down my wall, and opened my heart to those I cared about, my connections deepened, my bonds strengthened. The loss of the hope that was growing inside of me, gave birth to more meaningful relationships with the people close to me.

Relapsed Alcoholic? This Is for You

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivienne Mayer

I could not save my sister any more than I can save you -- only you can do it for yourself, with or without the help of rehab, therapy, medication or a higher power. But I can be on your team on the road to recovery. It doesn't matter how many times you've tried before. Do it again. Do it for yourself.

My Love/Hate Relationship With My Stroke

Harshada Rajani | Posted 01.29.2016 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

My stroke robbed me of my arms, my legs and my voice. It stole from me my pride, my dignity, and that one ever evasive thing I once had loads of -- my happiness. But it left me my brain, my mind, my heart, my soul, whatever you want to call it, all in one piece.

25: It's Not a Crisis, Just Growing Pains

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rutendo Nyamuda

And, if you're strong enough to hold out long enough -- and sometimes that means just standing in silence while you regain your strength -- you'll eventually break through the walls of your cocoon. The thing is, once you're free, you're going to need to learn how to fly.

WATCH: Feeding the Right Wolf

Brad Yates | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

You've likely heard the story of the old man telling his grandson about the two wolves battling inside each of us, and how the one we feed wins. I ho...

After I Buried My Son, I Learned to Grieve With Hope

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie DeSimone

Have you grieved the too-soon, unexpected, violent end of your hopes and dreams without a chance to say, "good-bye"? Do you stand over the patch of dirt that now covers the buried body of your son and wonder how this happened?

Muses: Falling in Love Through Poetry

Lauren DePino | Posted 01.19.2016 | Good News
Lauren DePino

His poetry saved my life. first saw slam-o's mysterious poetic aphorisms in downtown Philadelphia four years ago.

Simple Tips for a Happy Life

Bhavya Gaur | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bhavya Gaur

Photo: Pixabay; Poster: FB/Bhavya Gaur Life is made of little moments... moments of laughter, moments of joy, moments of sadness, moments of pain, mo...

Sleepers Live Their Passion in Secret and Change the World

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Sleeper = a greatly undervalued antique or collectible found offered for sale in a venue where knowledgeable antique dealers do business. (Wikipedia...

The Power of Powerball: Why Dreaming Is Priceless

Angie Sarhan | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Angie Sarhan

"I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do." -- Haruki Murakami This past week the Powerball lottery reached an all-time high: ...

WATCH: Be Brave Like Bowie

Brad Yates | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

We lost a phenomenal artist this past week... and one of my greatest heroes and inspirations. I made this video a few years back, but it seemed only ...

Twitter Pays Homage To MLK's Legacy With #IHaveADream2016

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.14.2016 | Black Voices

The day before Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Jan. 15, a hashtag inspired by his renowned "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963 began to trend on Twitte...

Finding Beauty In Pain

Melissa Wilder Joyce | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Wilder Joyce

This is the story of when I received the call that my husband had died. To date, these are the darkest moments of my life. Here I will speak of not only the agonizing first few moments, but also the hope and beauty that I have found through the journey of grief.