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Where is HOME?

James Stoddah | Posted 01.14.2017 | GPS for the Soul
James Stoddah

A good friend of mine shared a question posed by guitarist, Chris Wood on her Facebook page: "Bob Dylan described eloquently how his music has been t...

What I Wish I Knew When I Was Young

Quora | Posted 01.10.2017 | GPS for the Soul

What are some things you realize as you get older? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answere...

Author Gretchen Rubin Reflects on Memories, Resilience, and Happiness

Allison Gilbert | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

I recently interviewed New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, which was fascinating given that I focus on grief and resilience and Gretchen...

Longing For The Days When We Ordered Fries And A Coke For A Quarter

Jackie Walker | Posted 12.15.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

A couple of weeks ago my husband had business in Jacksonville, Florida. I asked to tag along as that city has so much nostalgia for me. Landon was my high school and we lived in a quaint apartment on San Marco Boulevard.

Holiday Homecomings Bring Cheer

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Jeremy Bloom

With the season of giving upon us, it's important for all of us to look out for each other and stay connected. I've learned, more than ever, how impor...

Another Hero Departed: Monuments Man Bernard Taper

Robert M. Edsel | Posted 12.12.2016 | Arts
Robert M. Edsel

On October 17, Bernard Taper, one of my heroes, died. He was 98 years of age. Bernie spent his life as a journalist and educator. He also authored sev...

Big Presents in Little Packages: How To Give The Ones You Love A Gift They Will Love

Linda Gray Sexton | Posted 12.05.2016 | Parents
Linda Gray Sexton

Does every important present come in a big package? As the holiday season approaches, most of us are looking for the ultimate gift, ready to give what...

The Ghosts -- Both Welcome And Not So Welcome -- That Linger In My House

Eva Moon | Posted 11.19.2016 | Fifty
Eva Moon

Given enough time, almost any house will collect ghosts. My house has plenty, even though I'm not one for hanging onto the past. Usually they creep in silently, like dust bunnies under the bed: When you see them, you know they must have been there for a long time, but you never catch them coming in the door.

Tips for Making Your Best Holiday Playlist, Ever!

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

Now is the perfect time to create your best holiday playlist ever, songs to accompany all your upcoming dinners and celebrations. "Music is one of th...

Why Do Some People Love Sad Music?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
Greater Good Science Center

By Tuomas Eerola Tear-jerkers such as Adele's Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart'...

How We Defend Against Death (From Ebenezer Scrooge To Eleanor Roosevelt)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Acknowledging the dualism between body and symbol in an awareness of death motivates us to live life to its fullest and to heal the world.

The Beatles Song That Taught Me A Powerful Parenting Lesson

Christopher Harder | Posted 10.04.2016 | Fifty
Christopher Harder

My nine-year-old son had a great time at the Paul McCartney concert my wife and I took him to see. It was full of flashing lights, pyrotechnics, psychedelic videos and familiar classics that we had listened to a lot together.


Sharon Eakes | Posted 09.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. ―Hubert H. Humphrey Friends for 60+ years. Amazing! When I found I had a long lay...

School Photos ... What, Me Worry?

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.27.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Who can forget Alfred E. Newman, the face of Mad Magazine? For me, he perfectly captures the goofy school photos of my kids throughout their school years. You know what I mean.

The Sentimental Journey I Went On At My High School Reunion

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

High school can evoke bad memories, of cliques and hormone-infused drama, of memorizing World War I dates, of diagramming sentences and conjugating Latin verbs and struggling through Calculus. Of being plagued by self-doubt and wanting desperately to fit in.

Surprising Fall Opportunity

Allison Gilbert | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

Daffodils are the perfect flower for such a happiness-inducing project: as perennials, they'll come back spring after spring -- and they're virtually indestructible. And, the best time of year to plant daffodils is the fall!

Why Time Slows Down When You're Traveling

Science of Us | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

The author in Miyajima, Japan. (Photo: Jack Cheng) By Drake Baer Two weeks in Japan is a hell of a trip: burn your tongue on octopus-filled pancake ...

New Study Shows Healing Effect Of Donating Objects To 9/11 Museum

Allison Gilbert | Posted 09.12.2016 | Science
Allison Gilbert

In many ways my triage tag is a symbol of survival and a job performed. But it's also a reminder that my father wanted to protect me even as our world was shifting and his was ending. His love endures and that knowledge bubbles up and makes me happy every time I think about my triage tag on display at the museum.

The Writing Life: The Past Never Leaves You, Or Does It?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 09.05.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

I have often said that my worst professional mistake was leaving the clangorous world of daily newspapers for magazines and book writing. Of course, that was back in 1985, a very different time for the media, and for the world.

Remembering My Father Before His Dementia

Elizabeth Smith | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Elizabeth Smith

Photo by cocoparisienne via Pixabay My father is one of the good guys, a true gentleman and an exceptional husband and parent. But there is another p...

Leaving Parts of the Past for the Journey Forward

Jerry Lanson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

It's been a strange summer, sorting through the past. Not that Kathy and I haven't moved before over 45 years of marriage. I've lost count, but belie...

My Life In Jeans

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 08.08.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

My walk suddenly developed a swaying motion that was accentuated by the billowing bellbottoms. I also felt that I instantly belonged. By dressing like the "cool girls," I became one.

Moments In Life That Matter

Marianna Glynska | Posted 08.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marianna Glynska

Photography, in general, has become so important as it can 'freeze' the moment so that each person could return to that time in life and experience it newly. And every life moment is valuable, to a greater or lesser extent, as it influences and shapes our personality.

When Mindfulness Can Be Mindful

Mira Manek | Posted 08.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mira Manek

Perhaps, then, this ability to travel to the past or future but then disentangle from our reverie and be back in the present moment is all a part of mindfulness, to be more aware and conscious of this and to succumb to moments of distraction but not be consumed by them.

Why Can't We Remember Our Early Childhood?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.01.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeanne Shinskey Most of us don't have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives. In fact, we tend to remember very little of ...