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Evidence of a Childhood Continued: It's in the Snow

David S. Simon | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
David S. Simon

Snow. Again. But just like other days of drifts and drafts, the snow quickly hypnotizes me like a vaudeville circuit tuxedoed magician and just l...

Finding Legacy in a Spoonful of Peas

Shandra Carlson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson "More peas, I think," as I asked what he wanted to eat next. I sang at his retirement celebration 14 years earlier and no...

5 Lessons for Creatives From David Bowie's Remarkably Imaginative and Prolific Journey

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The news of David Bowie's death left a creative void for the music industry and admirers. Most fans around the world did not even know he had been battling cancer. Bowie lived a life of distinguishable, unparalleled oddity and artistry to the end.

The Opposite of Loneliness and Where You Can Find It

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 01.20.2016 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

When I read the essay "The Opposite of Loneliness", where Marian Keegan discusses how Yale has given her that feeling, it greatly resonated with me, making me think of the times and places when I have felt the opposite of loneliness. As Keegan notes, there is no word for it, but I think we know when we feel it.

Parenthood - You Will Remember Nothing

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

Not long after I had my first baby, a friend told me to start writing stuff down. She insisted I would forget all these passages of childhood. I knew she was wrong. How could I forget any of it?

Simple Tips for a Happy Life

Bhavya Gaur | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bhavya Gaur

Photo: Pixabay; Poster: FB/Bhavya Gaur Life is made of little moments... moments of laughter, moments of joy, moments of sadness, moments of pain, mo...

My David Bowie Soundtrack: From Rebel, Rebel to Space Oddity

Debbie Weiss | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Debbie Weiss

In 1981, I went to my first fraternity party at UC Berkeley and danced to "Rebel Rebel" by David Bowie. I even had on a red jumpsuit a little like the one he wore in the video. I was a freshman at Mills College in Oakland.

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.

Choosing Memories to Empower Me as I Create My 2016

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

CO-AUTHORED BY KATHERINE CROSS Katherine Cross delights in supporting others as they explore possibilities for thriving in their lives. An experience...

Dear Me: Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self

Diane Lee | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Diane Lee

Dear Me, Wow. You are almost 50. So glad you made it out of the '80s alive, with your brain cells fully intact and no hint of an STD. But wasn't it...

Dreaming of Memories: What Really Happened?

Falon Hirschman | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Falon Hirschman

Some say that each time we think of a memory, we recall it differently. The more we pull a certain memory into conscious thought we crease the pages ...

Why Such a Big Deal About the Elf?

Natalie Romero | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Natalie Romero

She was not planned. In fact, we had no intention of welcoming her as a guest until she was given to us as a gift. Claire, our Elf on the Shelf, join...

Vacation: An Opportunity to Make Memories

Susie Wolbe | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

If you are lucky enough to have family and close friends with whom to share the time, what can you do that would really let them know how much you appreciate them, and that they are important to you?

Why I Still Love "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Paul Kraly | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Kraly

I must have been about two or three years old. I remember sitting under a Christmas tree, opening a present, and it was night-time, and I'd just manag...

There Is No Future in the Past

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

Every one of them is still there. Vivid but fading, the ink as bold as the day it was penned. But the paper is golden from age. Worn creases and soft ...


Amy Mullis | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Amy Mullis

Who knows how old I was? It was the age of strings of lights with screw-in bulbs that squeaked with age and once-a-year use when you tightened the ones that worked themselves loose over the seasons. The one in my hand was a dull red, almost dusty rose with age. How could that be pretty on the tree?

Truth, Dare and Consequences

Jodi Weiss | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Weiss

In the late 1980s, when I was in my senior year of high school, my girlfriends and I would often buy alcoholic beverages, drive up to the desolate roo...

Musical Interlude: Yiayia and the Springsteen Shuffle

Paola K Amaras | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

I was driving the other day, right before Thanksgiving, and desperately seeking a radio station that wasn't playing awful Christmas music incessantly....

An Hour With Grandma

Pam Townsend | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Pam Townsend

I recently read a Facebook post that posed the question: If you could spend an hour with anybody from the past, who would it be? I suspect that the question was meant to elicit the names of famous people who have influenced nations or human destiny worldwide. But my immediate response -- had I chosen to respond online -- would have been: my maternal grandmother.

Trying To Remember The Magic Of Christmases Past

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Sometime during the second week of November, the phrase 'holiday season' caught my ear. I shuddered a little. It probably wasn't the first time someone said it in my presence, but rather the first time it sank in. My defenses against the too-early onslaught were higher this year.

5 Ways to Organize All Those Photos -- Memories of Your Life

Ruth G. Zavitsanos | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth G. Zavitsanos

Remember those Kodak commercials that brought a tear to your eye? The ones proclaiming to capture all the fun in color? And, if that wasn't enough, th...

11 Things That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty

Being an adult can be tough. The older we get, the more responsibilities keep piling on. Having fun used to be a priority, but nowadays it seems like ...

Why We Love Selfies

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

True, selfies epitomize the look-at-me-I'm-so-awesome narcissism in our society. But you know what? As a parent I'm actually a fan of selfies.

To My Sister Who Hated My Last Blog

Sue Carswell | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

Sarah -- I hope this is up to par: Dear Little Sister: I remember when you were born, a neighborhood kid told me the information and said you were a...

What I Never Want to Forget...

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Tammy L. Coia

To located a specific memory becomes difficult as I am finding my cerebral cortex becoming hazy. Out of the millions upon millions of memories, my retrievals are becoming less and less.