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The Decision I'm Still Haunted By 34 Years Later

Nancy Roman | Posted 11.26.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I want to be born again in exactly the same circumstances to exactly the same family. But when I come to those pivotal decisions in my life -- those 'forks in the road', so to speak -- I want to choose the OPPOSITE this time around.

Is Long-Term Travel Selfish?

Ashley De Hertogh | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Ashley De Hertogh

I recognize it is far easier to be the one going than to be the one left behind. I sympathize with them. But I do not feel it fair to call my decision, or me by extension, selfish. On the contrary, I believe what I am doing is empowering those I know and am soon to know to go out and live their dreams.

13 Ways Your Life Will Change After College

Avelist | Posted 10.21.2015 | College

It's a good thing, I promise. Life changes after college. And at first it will be hard. You and all of your best friends won't live in the same building. You might even live in different cities.

Breaking the Bonds of Conformity

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

I used to be a unicyclist. I learned to balance at an early age when I still needed a boost up to that high, slightly uncomfortable seat. I got up ...

How I'm Still Feeling Contractions After Four Years

Jennifer Legra | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

Of course, at the time I didn't know I was in labor. My doctor had mentioned that if the contractions lasted longer than an hour I could assume it was the real deal but I didn't know what contractions should feel like.

Holding My Breath

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Sometimes we are forced to open our eyes and realize the beauty that surrounds us no matter the season. The seasons are changing. I can't stop that. I can, however, embrace the unique goodness this very season offers. After all, this moment is all any of us are guaranteed. What's the use in ignoring its unique, unbridled, and nondiscriminatory beauty?

The Stress of Moving

Melissa Heisler | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

In a recent Washington Post article I shared about the impetus of our move from the Chicagoland area to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The decision was many ...

Transcending the Hook: How Slowing Down Found My Cancer and Saved My Life

Donna Bond | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Bond

I sat straight up in bed and went over the dream I'd just woken up from. In this dream, I was looking at myself in a mirror. A fish hook was punctur...

Taming the Dragon: Risk Demystified

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Taming the Dragon by User "Andy" (CC BY-ND 2.0), via Flickr. As humans, we tend to fear the unknown. If a person or situation is familiar, we know w...

Versions of Me: Learning to Love Who I Have Become

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Lisa M. Van Wormer

I know I will never be these versions of me again -- the soldier, the athlete, the new mom. But there is still some room in the back of the closet saved for my magic pants eventual retirement.

Rock Health's Halle Tecco: The Many Challenges Healthcare Tech Startups Face

John Rampton | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
John Rampton

The speed of growth in digital health is faster than growth in traditional healthcare and software in general. As a result, investors have turned their attention to the industry. But, the industry faces serious obstacles as a longstanding industry adjusts to the changes technology will bring.

Want a Better Life? Change the View

Beth Weissenberger | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Beth Weissenberger

Imagine that the inner workings of your brain are wired together just like a computer. Your own personal Operating System. Its job is simply to keep a...

Overcome Your Fear And Live Your Dreams

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Remember, the word thought is not synonymous with the word truth. Your thoughts are not necessarily true or important and you don't have to take them so seriously. Think of them like passing clouds in the sky -- they come and they go. Your true self is the ever-present observer who watches your fear-based thoughts as they pass by.

How to Move Through the Hard Parts

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo at by Chelsea Francis It was a Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. I drug myself out of bed and headed toward the kitchen to make a cup...

Why One Three-Letter Word Could Change Your Life Forever

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 08.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daniel DiPiazza

You can read "how-to" articles all day about starting a business, building your brand or getting customers. They make the whole process seem so easy, ...

3 Ideas to Accept Change in Life and in Yourself

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Kali Hawlk

If you want to make more of your life, you need to get into the habit of creating your own path. Question the narratives you're offered, don't accept society's expectations without first examining if they make sense for you, and spend time getting to understand who you are.

What I Discovered By Going To A Nude Beach At Age 59

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

All the years of my misconceptions about what other people thought of my naked body disappeared. All my scars and stretch marks that told my life story took on a badge of honor, instead of the shame game I had been playing with myself all those years.

'Creating a Culture of Well-Being'

Madinah James | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Madinah James

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10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before My 40s

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

The past decade has been a time for personal reflection and growth. I've learned many important lessons and gained new insights, probably more so than in any other decade. I often find myself saying, "If only I knew then what I know now."

Lights Go On: Part XLVI -- Transitions

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

If you'd like for me to read this to you, CLICK HERE Transition the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another It ...

How Welding Fixed More Than Metal

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

Most of us look to teachers and experts when we have missing pieces in our lives, failing to recognize when they are filled in from everyday people -- regardless of what they do or what authority they have. And yet the lessons and the puzzle pieces are everywhere.

Your Year of Yes

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

What the Year of Yes really entails is giving ourselves permission to understand ourselves and our desires.

7 Signs You're Ready For A Major Life Change

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

There are moments in life when we know we need to drastically shift the course of our lives in order to live a life we love and truly be happy. Moments that while sometimes scary, will lead to a change that allows us to grow, evolve, and finally become who we were meant to be. Here are seven sure-fire signs you are ready and open for the big changes ahead.

Turn Write At The Stop Sign

Beth Diane Bradley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Beth Diane Bradley

Being the one who opens the curtain so others can see is a powerful metaphor to me. There have been times in my life when I have been asked to open the curtain, and times when someone has opened it for me. Recently, it's been the later, and I am ever so grateful.

The Things We Leave Behind

Christine Organ | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

The plant may have been a memorial to our pain and grief, but over time, it came to symbolize our strength and resilience. Despite our pain, or maybe because of it, Matt and I grew infinitely closer as a couple during that time.