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Why I'm Ditching My Bucket List

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel

Now that the term "bucket list"—dream vacations to take before you kick the bucket—has firmly rooted itself in popular culture, it's time to p...

When a Millennial Fails

Natacha Hildebrand | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Natacha Hildebrand

Failure or even not being wildly successful at an endeavor, well it is a feeling I am as comfortable in as an Angora sweater in the middle of summer. I failed recently and let's be honest: I am very, VERY itchy.

Chartres, France

Kim Kalicky | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel
Kim Kalicky

It was the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral that drew us. But it was the entire village of Chartres that captured my heart and swept me back in time...

Having a Bad Day? Shift Into Soul Power! Here's How...

Sue Frederick | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Frederick

Whenever you're afraid, shut down or angry, it's time to realign with your highest self and tap into the boundless power of your soul. Your ego has li...

#MMM and #APC Talk Becoming a Global Comedic Success, Thanks To Social Media

Melissa Mushaka | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Mushaka


A Steady Diet of Wonder and Awe

David Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
David Bennett

As the hot days on the beach are past and autumn air is becoming crisp, we may have lost our sense of awe. A new steady diet of wonder can help. Not...

Finding Purpose Through Being Inspired ('In Spirit')

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark W. Guay

Ask yourself this simple question... Are you inspired? It's an amazingly simple question that can help us steer down our paths on purpose. When we ...

Hey, You: A Manifesto for Living

Karyn Thurston | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karyn Thurston

Let's promise each other we won't be wasted. Maybe it begins with making our beds in the morning, opening a window, holding the silence for a moment ...

Frida Inspired

Amor a la Mexicana | Posted 11.02.2015 | Style
Amor a la Mexicana

I've been waiting for the days to get a little colder to pull out my blazers. I have a handful of "go-to" blazers that I'm waiting to wear. They are great statement piece; if I have no idea what to wear and don't want to dress up or down, I put on a blazer with jeans and call it a day.

Allow Yourself to Grow

Angie Sarhan | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

I want us to grow in any direction, trusting that life is unfolding as it should and that we are growing exactly as we're meant to.

A Letter to Myself About Becoming Me

Brian Stewart | Posted 11.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Brian Stewart

You are an exceptional black gay man. It will take time to unlearn the self-hate and demeaning homophobic structures your church, community and family instilled in you, but when you finally do, you'll be such a better person.

9 Lessons From Running You Can Apply To Your Everyday Life

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

You don't have to tear through 26.2 miles to be able to apply some of running's great lessons to your everyday life. Of course, more than 50,000 peopl...

The Profound And Ancient Wisdom Of Zen Buddhist Koans

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.31.2015 | Religion

A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves. Zen ma...

Why I Hold My Partner's Hand

Bill Dickinson | Posted 10.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Bill Dickinson

Put simply, I love and am in love. When one's heart is full. When one's day is preoccupied with another. When I am in touch with the truth that I can't live without him; and, I go through my day missing him, I can't help but hold my partner's hand. It is an empowering truth for me, for us!

In the 'Hour Late' (Pt. 2)

Jon Horford | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their seventies and older, to find out what they think is important.

A Trans Parent: How One Woman Is Inspiring a Nation

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

The first time I ever heard of Jessica Lynn, I was sitting down in a small recording studio at the base of UCSB's Storke Tower. She seemed like a mythical figure. An amazing woman who'd overcome the war trenches of life to emerge a shining beacon for the Trans community.

5 Ways to Step Into Freedom

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

The first step to being fully alive is the recognition that you are the one holding yourself back. This is the cornerstone for all the other steps. When you get that at a deep level, you can decide your path to freedom. Whether it's therapy, a 12-step group or the support of good friends, use the resources that are available.

No One Wants You to Be Yourself

Jessica Barrett | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Barrett

Have you ever had someone get in your face about something they perceived as a short-coming or failure on your part? I mean, really get in your face ...

First Blind Runner to Ascend Inca Trail Nonstop to Machu Picchu

Charles Scott | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Charles Scott

How would you respond if you lost your vision? Would you feel sorry for yourself? Fall into a depression? Dan Berlin decided to become a marathoner. A...

A Male Cheerleader and Uniqueosity

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jack Stahlmann

"But he's weird!" you might say. And he is different, there's no doubt about that, but his difference just happens to be his secret sauce. So how unique are you as a professional? If you feel like you're blending into the pack, here are a couple of ways to hone your uniqueosity.

5 Powerful Rules That Will Help You Conquer Any Challenge | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.28.2015 | OWN

As told to Ashley Sepanski1. Remember that backing up is not backing down. Climbing a mountain is never a straight shot to the top. Because of Mount ...

Oh, It's College.

Taylor Johnson | Posted 10.27.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

In this very moment, I find myself ranting to a friend, as I continued to talk like my life depends upon it, she looks up from her bed cluttered with over-priced textbooks and said, "Why is college so bizarre?"

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

Richard Kronick | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

We all know that our brains learn by repetition. So, if we want to learn a new skill or habit, repetition is key. We learn by practice. Doesn't it make sense then that the thoughts we "practice" over and over become our habits and eventually shape our character and personality?

As Long as You're Alive, You're Still in the Game

Sue Frederick | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Frederick

Everything worthwhile is born of courage, courage to move forward in spite of all your losses and doubt. It's the one thing you truly need on earth. It lives inside your heart waiting for you to say yes.

Things I've Learned So Far: Opportunity

Noor Tagouri | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Noor Tagouri

Something that has recently hit me very hard: Absolutely anything and everything is possible. We hear this phrase all the time, but sometimes it's dif...