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Life Choices

The Problem With the World Being Your Oyster and How to Choose Wisely

Erandi Palihakkara | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erandi Palihakkara

Graduating from high school as a hopeful and wide-eyed young adult, I remember quoting "the world is your oyster" in my valedictorian's speech. At the...

Life's Outcomes Depend on Our Choices

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Life can encourage or discourage us depending on the endless situations we encounter and the choices we make on a daily basis.

Expectations: Why You Should Have Them

Melissa McCarty | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa McCarty

When I think about past friends who mocked my expectations over the years, I noticed a common thread between them, their lives remain stagnant. There's no growth because they don't push themselves or others around them, and they're not happy.

Three Certainties About Ambivalence

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

Ambivalence is a sense of confusion or uncertainty due to mixed feelings towards a given issue or issues. I would contend many times this uncertainty comes from having an overwhelming number of opportunities.

4 Cliche Quotes Women Need to Stop Using

Penny Phillips | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

I am about to commit a sin of epic proportions. What I am about to say will certainly outcast me, and could very well land me in prison...or, at a minimum, on the black list of every child born between the years 2005 and 2012.

Eventually, Your Choices Will Have Become Your Life

Lacey Johnson | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Lacey Johnson

Don't ignore the red flags. Don't dismiss your gut instincts. Make every decision with the awareness that it will lead you to your next, for your decisions become your life.

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.

The Choice Between Love and Career

Quora | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Sometimes you feel you have a choice to make between two opposite things and the truth is that is rarely the case. Choose to have it all, and then make intelligent decisions to make it viable.

Finding My Divine Purpose When the Nest Is Empty and the Heart Is Full

Helen Ingram Mitchell | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Helen Ingram Mitchell

"My name is Helen, and I have an empty nest!" I feel like there should be a support group for those who have tended their nests, perfected the role of motherhood, and are now rediscovering their identity without children in the home.

How Social Opinion Defines Your Life in Ways You Can't Even Imagine

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Daphne C Spyropoulos

If you were to make a list of the major life decisions you have made so far, how many of them would not be predictable at all? If someone somewhere knows what your choices are and even at the oddest chance what your game plan could turn out to be, how untouched are you by what others think of you?

How Do We Do the Just-Right Thing?

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

Doing the right thing is relative, I realize. Yet, I am curious if there is a basic foundation of character within us that leads us to make more 'right' rather than 'wrong' choices?

Good Question!

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Lights Go On: Part LII -- The Road Not Taken

Thomas Bähler | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Click here to listen to Robert Frost recite his poem This poem has made a difference in my life. I'll wager it has in yours too. TWO roads diverged...

Following Your Internal Compass and Making Your Own Decisions

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg Frucci

Remaining in the present moment, which flows with time, knowing the moment is not static, this is how one is able to hear clearly the voice within. What is your greatest challenge? Do something about it beginning now.

Todd Dye, Pittsburgh Skater, Artist and Friend

Leigh Roche | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Leigh Roche

When a young person's life ends because of such tragic circumstances, it affects the people whose lives he touched. In the world we live, it seems like it's only a matter of time before we all have a connection to a senseless tragedy and it's is difficult to wrap my mind around that.

Not Living The Life You Want? 15 Questions To Ask Yourself

Posted 03.10.2015 | Dr. Phil

Have you lost parts of yourself in the rush of the world? Maybe you've let passion and color slip away a tiny piece at a time — so slowly you didn't...

The Power of Choice

Lubna Najjar | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lubna Najjar

Prepare, Evaluate and Follow Through. Have an idea of what you want beforehand and/or try to anticipate a future decision that must be made.

Shouldn't I Have All Of This?

Nancy Roman | Posted 04.04.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I want to live in a little house with a big porch on the seashore. I want to live in an apartment in New York City with a geranium on the fire escape. I want crisp white sheets and gingham curtains. I want gilded mirrors and french porcelain.

The Simple but Overlooked Key to Achieving Your Dreams

Elyse Santilli | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

When I was a young girl, I dreamed of being a writer. Then life happened. I listened to everyone but my own soul, the dream of a writing career feel ...

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Happiness and Inner Peace

Elyse Santilli | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Set your soul free by adopting these five habits; they are the building blocks of happiness and greater inner peace.

Is Stay-at-Home Motherhood a Luxury?

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 01.31.2015 | Style
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

Most SAHM's have lives very different from those of the women depicted on The Real Housewives. The majority of SAHM's do not enjoy daily wine fueled lunch dates with friends or are SAHM's who indulge in weekly shopping sprees and spa treatments.

The Gift of Choice

Susie Wolbe | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

We are hurt by a loved one; we then have a choice. Are we going to focus on what went wrong, what was done, or who said what? Or are we going to work toward a place where we can think rationally and decide how we should proceed?

How to Make the Best Decision

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Johnstone

(photo by princigalli via Getty Images) Sarah was longing to leave her soul-crushing job. Angie was dreaming of a more harmonious relationship. They ...

Watch: Three Mind-Body-Soul Tips to Making Life Decisions

Sura | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Sura

Have you ever wished you could rely on an inner guide to help you make life decisions? As a life coach, I noticed that people often come to coachin...

What Makes Life Worth Living? Take a Moment to Ask

Miroslav Volf | Posted 10.25.2014 | World
Miroslav Volf

Various forces bigger than ourselves -- perhaps most of all marketing and pop culture - shape our goals without us realizing it, guiding our lives for us, often in directions that, were we to think about it, we would want to resist. Life becomes, for instance, a series of consumer decisions based on our preferences for this or that experience, or a mad race for some vaguely-defined "success."