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What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

This Is 29

Joelle Zarcone | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Joelle Zarcone

Never in a million years did I think I, of all people, would be nervous about turning 29. I mean, what's age, right? Nothing but a number. But the thoughts started piling up -- of the things I had done, that I hadn't finished, that I hadn't started.

What Happened to Your Dreams, Princess?

Li Lin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Li Lin

Stop listening to people who never even dared to make their dreams a reality and stop listening to people who are crying over sour grapes over the fact that they weren't able to succeed in their dreams so you must not succeed either type of people.

I Never Thought I'd Call Myself an Optimist

Stephanie Harper | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

There is so much hope in those who share their own stories of failures and obstacles, of resilience and healing. And I want to share these words, as well as a few words of my own, to help other people find the same hopefulness that I'm seeking, that I'm fighting for.

Come Dream With Me...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

I've always been a vivid dreamer, both when I am asleep and when I am awake, and have always felt there to be a lot of meaning behind the dream state....


Kim Kalicky | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

"These are the girls who will be at my wedding, I thought... These are the friends who will bring me flowers at the birth of my first child, and th...

Ladies' Room

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.31.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Is This Life Really a School?

Patty Kogutek | Posted 08.28.2015 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

In this "School of Life," we learn by either being the teacher or the student. We are actually able to act in both roles, as teacher and student, sometimes not even knowing which part we are playing.

It's the Little Things...

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Two Reasons Why I Start and End Each Day Reading an Obituary

Justin Johnson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Justin Johnson

While death is frightening to many, I find it motivating in the sense I am no longer afraid to live and do things that I use to think twice about

The 'Star Wars' Instagram Account Just Released Some Sick New Footage

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT It must be fun to run a social media account that causes thousands ...

Dear Oxford Dictionaries, 'Pwnage' Is Not A Word And Never Will Be

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts

Dear Oxford Dictionaries, We love you, and we use you all the time. Lovely definitions. Wonderful example sentences. You’re great, really. But ...

You're Not Good Enough to Be Disappointed

James Clear | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

In the beginning, you're still learning. You're still developing. You're still building. You haven't developed enough competency to feel disappointed by your performance. You're supposed to feel stupid and unskilled.

How an Emergency Landing Taught Me About Life

Catina Tanner | Posted 08.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catina Tanner

We all are going to die. Death is one of the certain things in life but what is not certain is the when and the where. And thank goodness we don't kno...

Dust to Dust, or How Cherry Blossoms Can Remind Us to Appreciate Life

Chris Corbett | Posted 08.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Corbett

A traveling storyteller recently shared with me that the Japanese have a word, Sakura, which refers to the annual appearance of cherry blossoms. Th...

Why the Worst Thing You Can Do Is Let a Guy Hold You Back From Your Future

Unwritten | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

Don't let anyone hold you back. You'll end up regretting not ending things and discovering what else is out there. If you're clinging to a relationship just because it's all you know then it's not worth it.

Why Open-Minded People Live Happier Lives

Unwritten | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

Changing our opinions broadens our perspectives. Sometimes, changing our opinions helps us admit our mistakes. The more we change our opinions, the more we learn.

Why Fate Is the Explanation and Excuse for Everything

Unwritten | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

Fate is a comforting idea, but everything that's beautifully messy and alluringly unpredictable happens outside our comfort zone. Everything doesn't happen for a reason. Everything happens and we give a reason why it's significant.

How Losing a Loved One Can Turn a Boy Into a Man

Unwritten | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

I am dating a man who strives everyday to be the person his father would be proud to see and I for one, am proud to be by his side. To all those who have witnessed how loss can change the person you once knew, take a minute to appreciate the honorable man they have become.

Why Failure is the Best Medicine for All 20 Somethings

Unwritten | Posted 08.27.2015 | College

My future is full of unexplored possibility. Not reaching the next rung on my million step ladder to success has forced me to appreciate what's happening for me right now, and not what might be happening to me six months from now.

All in the Family

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

The Road Typically Travelled: Course Corrections

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The world changes. We become aware of such change by listening to how we feel. Whether in the wilds of the woods or life, if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Look at it. Change your map accordingly. Make a course correction. It's the only way to get home.

Do Unto Others and Others Will Do Unto You

Honey Good | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

It's been almost a year since I met J-Me. It happened in a most unconventional manner. It began with written dialogue on She was the writer.

In a Crisis... Wait

James Altucher | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
James Altucher

I got fired. Security escorted me out. They would send me my box later. A few weeks earlier Amy dumped me for another guy. I lost my inside when I ...