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The Art Of Being Alive Series: What Does It Mean to Come Alive?

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 01.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

Photo credit: Brie Seavey, Olga Dossa, Gvantsa Mamatsashvili, and Ellie Savoy. (Edited by Adedayo) The image used is with their permission along with...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Live Fully Alive and Awake

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 01.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

The feature image photo credits: Brie Seavey, Olga Dossa, Gvantsa Mamatsashvili, and Ellie Savoy. (Edited by Adedayo) The image used is with their pe...

5 Life Changing New Year's Resolutions

Michelle Renee | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Michelle Renee

what if we took this time to think about resolutions that would not only change our life, but possibly someone else's too? When we make goals, or in this case resolutions, that go beyond just ourselves, maybe, just maybe, we won't break them so easily.

How To Be Lonely In America

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Believe that your Twitter/Facebook followers are truly your friends. Invest more time and effort in wooing, and keeping, their approval, meanwhile, dismissing the approval of actual people you've known for years.

Binge-watching: The Latest Reinvention of Entertainment Consumption

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just like a book that you can read all in one sitting, you can now watch 8-12 episodes, one after another.

The Act of Truly Living

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

The candles on my cake represent the life I have lived and the life I have yet to live: all a beautiful gift. They are all filled with immense hope and goodness. Each day I am stronger, more grateful, and filled with more love. This will be a birthday that will live with me always.

The Privilege of Engagement

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

The most important ingredient in ensuring a happy workforce is to offer them meaningful tasks that help them grow as people and professionals. And that comes from an appreciation for what we do, each and every day.

10 Vital Pieces of Advice Every 20-Something Needs to Hear

Unwritten | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
Unwritten

From one disheveled, stressed out twenty-something to another, you are not alone. Step back and enjoy this time of your life -- it may seem overwhelming, but these years fly by. Don't take any of these experiences for granted.

Why You're Wasting Time Binge Watching Shows Online

Unwritten | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Unwritten

That's when you really need to think to yourself: why are you staying in? Is it because you need to spend this time getting your homework done, or you're not particularly fond of the people across the hall?

You Don't Know What It Means to be Successful

Danielle Posa | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

Don't get caught up in the machine. And if you think you're stuck, or that you don't have any other options because you can't get out of your job, or (insert reason here), just simply start talking about what you want. You might be surprised how quickly people want to be part of it, and who would be willing to help you get there.

The Most Important Thing I Know, I Learned From 2 Strangers Passing in the Street

Cassie Delaney | Posted 12.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Cassie Delaney

Theres a great word I discovered a while back whilst trawling through the romantic depths of the Internet. It originates from the dictionary of obscur...

What Is Brave?

Melissa Kaye | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Melissa Kaye

There are no eloquent words to describe the pain of losing a child. It is unending. It feels exactly as you would imagine it would, but worse

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

The Selfish Years: 10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your 20s

Unwritten | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Unwritten

It may suck to constantly be broke, not have any clue what we're doing with our lives and eat ramen noodles for dinner every night, but we'll never be as free as we are right now.

Why Work Life Balance Is Making You a Whackjob

Amy Wright | Posted 01.14.2015 | Small Business
Amy Wright

Balance reminds me of that dude at the circus, trying to keep all of his plates spinning in the air at one time. It's terrifying to watch, because you're afraid that one or more will come crashing to the ground at any moment. It's more terrifying to try to live it.

Here's Why It's Not Weird for Indian Men to Live at Home With Mom and Dad

Dipti Vaid Dedhia | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Dipti Vaid Dedhia

Ever wonder why it's completely normal for Indian guys to live at home with their parents well into their 20s and 30s? Or how even after marriage, they live with their parents and spouse as a "joint family?"

Dying With Dignity or Assisted Suicide

Sarah Amento | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Amento

I did not read any interviews, nor did I read posts. I only heard snippets here and there. I did see her beautiful face on the cover of the People mag...

8 Reasons My College Town Is Better Than Your City College

College Magazine | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
College Magazine

The rolling green hills scattered with students on blankets, strumming guitars and singing "Kumbayah." The lines of campus-wide tailgates, fraternity mansion parties and college town traditions. These college career staples you could never find on a city campus.

30 Reasons Why Your 30s Shouldn't Be a Hot Mess!

Giselle Phelps | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Giselle Phelps

There's nothing quite like a birthday to get you thinking about life. I'll turn 32 next month. Lately, I've been thinking there's something about this particular time in life I just want to bottle up. But what is it? I decided to ask some 30-something friends and colleagues to chime in too. Here's what we came up with.

Why the Coexist Bumper Stickers Bug Me

Leah DeCesare | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Leah DeCesare

You know the "Coexist" bumper sticker? It bugs me. I think it's simply setting the bar way too low. I don't want to settle for coexisting, I want to live life boldly, freely, passionately, and I want to connect with others, even if just for a fleeting moment.

Five Life Lessons From Five Convicted Felons

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Five convicted felons I met served their time and are not now out of prison. After being released, they ended up in very different life situations, ranging from bright to bleak. Regardless of your situation, these five lessons can make the difference between a promising or a bleak future.

5 Things To Do When Your Daughter Is Heartbroken

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

The one thing she wanted was for him to change his mind and that was the one thing I could not give her, or make him do, or fix for her.

Robin Williams and Backsliding

Kate Byrne | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Byrne

It's my empathy that keeps me here. I text or email or even call my closest confidants. I may spend the entire exchange crying, but releasing the feelings is better than keeping them in. I never feel alone and that is the feeling I can't forget.

When We Come Alive

Jon Foreman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Foreman

if the meaning of life cannot be answered by the scientists or the philosophers, then it's up to the rest of us to define what it means to be alive. We, the living, answer that question every day -- not with our words, but with our lives. Let us show what life means to us with our actions.

Thanks for Checking on Me, Rose

Kathleen Maloney | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Maloney

Grief is a normal part of life. While the loss is never replaced, and life events and milestones will forever be bittersweet, there will come a point when you know it's time to move forward and you must give yourself the permission to rebuild your life.