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You Matter

Kim Kalicky | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

Soul-bearing. Here we go - I know Ed Sheeran because of my son, Matt. Matt played the music for Thinking Out Loud for YouTube and then flamed out ...

The Day I Told The Ugly Truth About My Marriage

Oprah.com | Joann Pan | Posted 08.04.2015 | OWN

Last summer, I attended a birthday party with my 3- and 6-year-old for my friend Lucie's daughter. The party was held at the Heritage Museums & G...

Hey Internet, Stop Trying To Inspire Me

Jamie Varon | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Varon

I'm tired of people trying to inspire me to have a better, bigger, happier life. Let me exist. Let me fumble. Let me find the patch of light in the long tunnel of darkness. Let me figure out some sh*t on my own.

3 Simple Ways Writing Can Improve Your Life

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia T. Glenn

It is commonly known that writing is a habit of successful people. They've realized for years the benefits of jotting down their ideas and feelings, w...

The Most Dangerous Word I Know

Samuel Mandell | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel Mandell

Every time I hear the word "should" I cringe, knowing the havoc it is likely wreaking in someone's life. The word focuses the quest for answers outwardly, while understanding what we want focuses it inwardly. It is inside where the most truthful and satisfying answers are to be found.

Sheila Hiestand: Hall of Fame Basketball Player to Ironman With 125 lbs Weight Loss in Between

Don McNay | Posted 08.02.2015 | Sports
Don McNay

Louisville trial lawyer Sheila Hiestand is 6 foot tall, outgoing and vivacious. She has the total inner confidence that made her a Hall of Fame college basketball player and now one of Kentucky's top trial attorneys.

What Challenges Can Do For You

Estelle Williams | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Estelle Williams

When you drop the interpretations about personal challenges and instead examine your thoughts around what has happened you then are on the road to self-understanding and a more peaceful and happier life.

Why I Won't Be Wearing a Plus-Size Bikini This Summer

Sarah Sapora | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Plus-size women have been previously ignored, shamed and pushed aside by the fashion industry. We should be able to wear whatever we want and be able to buy the exact same styles that our more slender friends can. But just because it's available, do I have to buy it?

These Lovely Illustrations Are Proof There's Beauty Outside Our Phones

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

When was the last time you truly took in your surroundings? It's no secret that we can sometimes become slaves to our smartphones, which makes unplugg...

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.

The Pursuit of Dreams and the Ugly Trolls of Resistance

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

"On the field of the Self stand a knowing and a dragon. You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon." -- Steven Pressfield, Do The Work The road to ...

This Is the One Question You Need to Ask Yourself

Allison Geddie | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Allison Geddie

I hope that with each of the days you have, you'll chase your goals, your dreams, your fire. That you'll act with that urgency of life in mind. Life is short. Don't count the days. Make the days count.

A Pretty Cool Life

Michael Neill | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Neill

Some years ago, I was invited by my publishers to be the "opening act" for Dr. Wayne Dyer at a couple of talks he was giving in Dublin and London. I ...

An In-Depth Confession of My Life Journey: How Dreams Have Inspired My Actions!

Marsida Bandilli | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Marsida Bandilli

It is Monday morning. I am just back from my sister's graduation in Vilnius, Lithuania. I find myself in my working desk at the University of Antwerp. As I enjoy the sweet taste of a croissant and the refined Italian espresso, I notice how the scent of bitter coffee reminds me the fate of life: bitter and sweet at the same time.

Why I Traded $200,000 for $200

Samuel Mandell | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel Mandell

Even when I was making $200 a year, I considered myself a success. I was more lost than I'd ever been, sure, but I was in a more honest place than I had ever been also. I might have had to re-learn how to live, but I was also learning for the first time what it meant to be alive.

How To Inspire Creative Thinking

Pacific Standard | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

Vagueness is the enemy of creativity. Beethoven didn't just come up with the idea that a symphony could express heroism; he also wrote the precise not...

Mark Twain Did Not Write Valentines!

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

If you want to check a Twain quote, it's very easy: There's Barbara Schmidt's web site TwainQuotes.com. Then you get the real man, not a fake reeking of crushed violets and Victorian sentimentality.

Open Letter to Peace Officers Everywhere: #IAmHumanToo

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Lisa Mae Brunson

Dear Peace Officer, please hear my plea and the plea of the nation. Will you stop killing me? Will you protect and serve me now? #IAmHumanToo.

Why Being a Single Teen Mother Gave Me These 5 Things

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

A severe wake up call to my core desires and ambitions. You know that feeling of helplessness and a loss of personal power? Well it can make you feel things you never imagined. Including figuring out what you want out of life.

The Mess of Mediocrity

Christine Carter | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter

Mediocrity is messy. I live in it, I know. It messes with your mind. It messes with your perspective. It messes with your heart. It messes with your...

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.

Why You Need to Let Go of Your Dreams

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

Listening to his story, I have to agree that yes, haggling can be fun -- on the streets of Beijing. But do I really want to haggle with Spirit? I can afford to live in trust, knowing that all I love, all that I dream about, will return to me.

Why Being Single Today Rules

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Kristina Tsipouras

I am 30, and it took this long to value my self-worth. I have never spoken publicly about this subject, but I feel confident enough now to share my story.

What It's Like to Intern at Instagram, Cosmo, Man Repeller, and More

Penina Remler | Posted 07.22.2015 | College
Penina Remler

There are a ton of internships out there, but when you grow up in a generation that eats, sleeps and breaths for the latest inklings and industries, the number of applicants is increasing all while the number of open positions is plateauing.

The Challenge of a Lifetime

Janine Garner | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

I am constantly being asked what is biggest challenge I've faced in business? Well, for a start, I'm not even sure I have faced it yet - because there are always challenges ahead - that's what makes business, and being in business for oneself in particular, so exciting, demanding, and yes, to be obvious, challenging.