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Be Perfectly Imperfect: Transform Insecurity Into Intent Today

Cortney McDermott | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cortney McDermott

The Perfectly Imperfect series is about acknowledging and embracing our individual gifts and quirks-our perfect imperfection. It's time we release the...

How This Couple Fought Through Illness To Find A New Destiny

Dr. Franky Dolan | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Franky Dolan

I am a caregiver for my partner who has become housebound and bedridden due to an incurable "invisible" disease. I too live with a serious illness, ...

3 Ways I Gained Power Over Cancer

Tom Martin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Tom Martin

"It's stage-four cancer." Those were the words my oncologist shared with me on February 16, 2011. Learning you have cancer is a life-altering ex...

Meet Gizmo, Healer of Hearts

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Meet Gizmo, a 3.5-pound wonderdoglet on a mission to change the world one doggy hug at a time. During the very early stages of our journey, Gizmo exhibited a keen sense of people's emotions.

The Disease of Me: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

Awareness helps, learning helps, finding a way to serve others helps... a lot. It's more difficult to only focus on you when you are focused on other people and how you can help them, raise them up, make their lives just a little less difficult, or a little more pleasurable.

Youth as Catalysts of Change

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

We are crossing a path of crucial moment as youth, and it is our duty as young leaders to continue working for social welfare, where there are opportunities of success for all and where poverty, marginalization, inequality, or any form of discrimination doesn't exist.

Why This 92-Year-Old Hates Being Called 'Senior'

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.14.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

To ignite my creative juices the word senior would not have a chance. The term senior is just not a word, idea or term in my vocabulary. I associate senior with elderly, sedentary, disabled signs on autos, walkers and nursing homes.

To the Wilderness... And Back Again

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by Rebecca Craven, business ops & strategy intern I recently decided, with the help of a friend, to hike the Appalachian Trail. Since I'm an av...

Are You Living Your Dream?

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Justine Sha, Rodale Books publicity intern The other day at yoga class, our teacher, Eddie, asked us to begin our practice by sit...

The One Thing Entrepreneurial People Never Do

Faisal Hoque | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

We suffer because of our desire to go beyond what we are today. In that context suffering is the step towards entrepreneurial growth which can initiate a positive force from a negative situation.

'Why Leaders Fail' (Book Review)

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.12.2015 | Books
Stephanie R. Caudle

Why Leaders Fail by Pastor Ronald Godbee takes a microscopic look into exactly why some of the greatest leaders often fail tremendously. In his introductory chapter Pastor Godbee explores the importance of asking the right questions.

5 Things I Can't Worry About Anymore

Stephanie Harper | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

My focus should be on wellness, on getting better and continuing to learn how to cope with my situation, how to find joy and gratitude in my life, in the people who surround me. I should be focused on this. There are some things I just can't worry about anymore.

You're Making It All Up: Why Your Reality Isn't Reality At All

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

We ascribe meaning to events, behaviors, and the blank spaces in between so regularly that our reality is truly a creation of our imagination. But what if the meaning we give things is totally off base? What if we gave everyone--and every situation--the benefit of the doubt?

The Fifth Element of Influence Is You

Janine Garner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

There are four key elements when it comes to life: water, earth, air and fire. But we often talk about a 'fifth element', that connecting point whic...

The Secret to Turning Life Into an Everyday Vacation

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamilah Corbitt

When you shift your mindset to a non-traditional way of thinking, you will learn to invest your time in activities that have the greatest return on investment, and will also surround yourself with people who inspire you to be the best version of yourself.

Why This Birthday Is Special

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Every birthday is special; however, this birthday is extra special to me. I have embraced life at another level and have discovered a level of freedom that I never knew was possible before. I'm obsessed with mastering this thing called life.

Why We Don't Take Action on Our Ideas

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 08.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kevin Kleitches

I know you've got ideas in your head. I know you've thought to yourself recently, "I really need to make a change," and yet, you've done nothing about it. Instead, you go through the motions at work convincing yourself that life isn't so bad. At least you're getting paid, right?

Bridging the Past and the Future: 8 Lessons

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Every day brings a new beginning. New beginnings can signify leaving the past on the way to the future. We've all been there, and while it's exciting, it's also scary to travel the bridge that takes you from your yesterday to your tomorrow.

3 Reasons Why Being Grateful Will Change Your Life

Jessica Dimas | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Dimas

There are three key reasons why being grateful every single day will start to improve your life immediately.

Someone Is Praying to Live the Miserable and Stressful Life You Live

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Clementine Bihiga

Most importantly, let's remember that someone, somewhere, is praying to live the miserable and stressful lives we think we are leading.

22 Habits That Will Make Your Life A Little More Peaceful Each Day

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

Stop interacting with people who aren't positive influences in your life, and don't apologize for doing so. If they want to call you rude or unkind, so be it. You are under no obligation to make other people comfortable at the expense of your own sanity.

How To Program A Positive Attitude With 3 Simple Words

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.12.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Your body is your first instrument and your heart keeps it alive. And you have to keep active every day, so that this wonder of the universe continues to be perpetual.

For Passionate People Sick of Being Told About Work-Life Balance

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 08.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Probert, MPT

Work-life balance is a myth - one of the beliefs we've been conditioned into. People who envy others who have work-life balance don't envy perfectly p...

How Embracing My Inner Nerd Led Me to Find My Divine Self

Maimah Karmo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

Most of my friends don't believe this, but my childhood friends know. Growing up, I was a nerd. I was shy, teacher's pet, valedictorian in elementary school, terrified of boys; and I was most comfortable when I had my nose in a book.

Perfectly Imperfect : Replace Worry With Wonder

Cortney McDermott | Posted 08.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cortney McDermott

The Perfectly Imperfect series is about acknowledging and embracing our individual gifts and quirks-our perfect imperfection. It's time we release the...