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Learning to Navigate Loss

Janet Bertolus | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Janet Bertolus

I'm talking to YOU. Right now you're my shambles of a marriage, my ruined relationship with my beloved. But at different times in my life you've al...

4 Signs That You Are Living at Your Best

Liz Higgins | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Liz Higgins

Believing in yourself is one of the most balancing feelings in the world. When you have trust with yourself and are accountable to your own values and no one else's, this is living Zen.

10 Reasons Why Life Gets Better As You Grow Older

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

Essentially: life doesn't get better, we become better equipped to deal with it. Here, all the reasons why you have the rest of your life to look forward to, whether you believe it or not:

The Very Important Reason Why We Choose To Love People Who Cannot Love Us Back

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.29.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

The purpose of a relationship is not to be loved perfectly, or forever. It is not to have our every whim and wish met and fulfilled. It is not to be completed, or to have our minds and hearts fueled by the hormonal stimulation we think is the feeling of love. The purpose of a relationship is not the Universe's way of saying "you're worthy, and here's someone to prove it."

5 Reasons Why A Sorority Girl Should Take a "Little"

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2015 | College
Lauren Galley

I took my first "Little" during Spring recruitment of my Freshman year. My "Big" has always been my guide, not only in learning more about my sorority, but she also introduced me to the Greek family that existed within our campus community.

Can Faith be Friends With Robots?

Clarrise Ng | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Clarrise Ng

Faith in itself, like a life buoy, sometimes a life buoy, is not automatic. It is never certain in the questions it tries to answer in the first place, and those who attempt to answer it often have to look beyond automatic survival and intuition to discover possible answers.

The Hidden Gift in Traffic School - and What It Taught Me About My Heart

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Gabriella Taylor

I got a speeding ticket on PCH in the summer for going 5 miles over the speed limit (first wave of judgment arises here, as every day I see crazy sports car drivers going 80mph and I was ONLY going 50mph!).

When Life Knocks You Down...

Sonia Gul Baluch | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Sonia Gul Baluch

In my life... I've learned to make new friends, which creates a strong bond. I learned to be there for them, when something goes wrong. I gave them m...

Becoming a Single Mom

Lizz Wilson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Lizz Wilson

The instant I caught of glimpse of that pregnancy test screen, I knew my life was going to change. Starring at the words PREGNANT laid coldly on my ba...

Four Disappointments I'm Thankful For

Courtney Patterson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Courtney Patterson

What about showing gratitude and thankfulness for the things in our lives that may be challenges, disappointments and let downs? How do we handle those?

How Life Challenges Serve as the Bridge to Your Success.

Isaac Olatunbosun | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Isaac Olatunbosun

"I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed"-Michael Jordan. There are moments in your life when you have to fa...

The Lesson Christmas Taught Me

James Baxley | Posted 11.23.2015 | Fifty
James Baxley

Christmas was always a time of the year that me and my three brothers looked forward to. We counted down the days as it inched closer. When Halloween arrived, we knew Christmas was close. When Thanksgiving arrived we knew it was just a matter of weeks. We were just like any other child in America.

In The 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

As human beings, it is difficult for us to grasp the concept of time. It always feels like we will have tomorrow until it is too late. We put love off for future dates, fully confident that we can spend more hours together and be more loving later; blinding ourselves to the fact that life is unpredictable and mostly out of our control.

Five Things an 87-Year-Old Nun Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

John Schlimm | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There is a beautiful interplay between the old and the young. Lessons exchanged. Inspiration shared. Secrets and miracles handed from one to the other. This relationship is what sustains the cycle of life, and propels the world forward.

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

The Intimacy of Death

Erin Coriell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Coriell

One's day-to-day experience of life no longer relies solely on the mind, but of the senses too. As fleeting as life is, this present moment living, generated by the awareness of death, renders great stillness. In these moments, life and death have no separation.

Inner Peace Is Not 'Boring'

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Wiest

Inner peace is not boring because it does not remove or replace or shift or change your personality. It just allows you to accept it.

We Use Anxiety to Generate Motivation, Which Is Why We Can't Get Rid of It

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Wiest

When we can't let go of something that we claim to despise, it is usually because we are in love with it in some way. That is to say, we believe it do...

Living Abundantly

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jeremy Affeldt

Abundant life! What does that mean? Well, abundant life is a life that is not in need. You don't need to find food, you have it. You don't need to find water, you have it. You don't need to find a place to live, you live somewhere. You don't need to find a job, you have a job.

Do You Have Enough?

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

If you find yourself wishing to feel that you have enough of whatever it is you think is lacking in your life, I have bad news for you. There is no such thing as enough.

You Are the Variable

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

It's all on you for your life and it's all on me for mine. So, what's it going to be next time you end up in a less than desirable situation, are you going to turn inward and take responsibility for how you got there? Or are you going to lash out? The choice is yours, no one else's.

How This 22-Year-Old's Death Is Inspiring People To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion

Shalin Shah's family knew him as a loving and "incredibly kind" young man who wanted to help those in need. The recent college grad and Peace Co...

An Essay On Life By The Man Whose Death Inspired A Movement

Shalin Shah | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Shalin Shah

How do you come to terms with life and death and how have you chosen to find meaning in your existence?

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerm...

Ever Ask: What Do I Really Want?

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Renee Lo Iacono

Ever ask yourself, What do I really want? It's a question that many of us ask ourselves at one point in life or another. It's a question we usuall...