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This 'Surprisologist' Thinks Your Life Could Use Some Sprinkles

Tania Luna | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Tania Luna

Our richest memories contain an element of surprise. A perfectly predictable life is one we start forgetting even as it's happening.

Sticking Your Stake in the Ground

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Sometimes we stick our stake in the ground and hold on for dear life. Our dentist is a master collaborator, and all of his co-workers are exceptional. On our last visit, they had just moved into a brand new workspace. It was the first day in their new home, and life was a bit crazy. There were designers, workman and engineers roaming around the space. Lots of machinery wasn't yet operational and finding necessary tools were a bit like a game of hide and seek.

Moments That Matter

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

Fears were faced and quelled. In the end, quieted by her childhood blanket discretely hidden beneath the couch throw. My sweet ten-year-old Isabella, ...

Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

17 Of The Most Powerful Things Latinos Said In 2015 That Got Us Thinking

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.22.2015 | Latino Voices

Latinos gave us plenty to think about in 2015, and it's time to revisit some of the best mic drop moments of the year. From pointing out Hollywood's l...

Small Moments of Gratitude

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 12.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Wolfe

Living this life as a writer, as a person who sits most comfortably with words inside my head rather than sharing them in the moment, presents some ch...

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | 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 Ackerman...

The Next Best Thing Isn't Always What's Best

Adina Evans | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Adina Evans

I'm not trying to say that there will be no more great moments in the future, but we need to realize that sometimes the grass is greenest right where we are standing and we should be living for the moments we have right now before it's too late.

Life Is Measured in Memories. Take Time to Make Some

Farsh Askari | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

So now, instead of futile reluctance to acknowledge that life is racing by or being regretful of the many, many days spent doing routine things I don't remember because they're mundane and not spiritually exalting, I plan things that will lift me up emotionally.

Life's Unforgettable Fog

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

In the depths of darkness each heart is filled with the hope of dawn's radiant light. We each wait in anticipation for signs of morning's first reassu...

Letting Go of Charlie Brown Days

Janice Brown | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Janice Brown

Every now and then I have experiences, some good, others bad, where I cling to the moment -- afraid to let them pass. I want to wring everything I can, good or bad, like squeezing a wet dish towel and not leaving a drop for later.

Capture Life

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

It happens in a second but lasts a lifetime and beyond. Memories fade, but the vibrancy of a photo can breathe life back into a moment frozen in time....

What Happened to All the Moments?

Jennifer Bly | Posted 05.07.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

I remember those nights of trying to squeeze in two hours of sleep between feedings. I remember yearning for the day that I could sleep a full seven hours without being startled awake. Now that those days are here, I wish I had enjoyed those long nights of snuggling and holding her.

Living In Moments

Ellen Langer | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Langer

The only way all is fine in a lasting way is to recognize that life only consists of moments. If we make the moments matter, our lives will matter.

Snow Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Every winter could use a blizzard. Not for the lines for groceries or the hard commutes and cold weather faced by those outside, but as a reminder of our priorities.

How My Son Taught Me To Slow Down

Pallavi Gadepalli | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Pallavi Gadepalli

We have made listening to music in the car our special time together. It is something we even crave sometimes. We will take a ride in the car just because we want to, with no destination in mind. I sometimes thank God that his school and camp are at least a 30-minute drive away.

The Moment I Stopped Being Perfect: The Truth About Perfect Moms

Katie Hurley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Perfect moms are everywhere these days, aren't they? You know the ones. They wear the perfect outfits, push the perfect strollers, respond to the needs of their babies at the perfect moment, and always flash a perfect smile. No? You're not familiar with the type? That's because the perfect mom doesn't exist.

Death: The Beauty, the Mystery and the Power to Live

Denise DeSimone | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Denise DeSimone

Life is a series of deaths and rebirths. Death happens to our bodies every minute of every day yet; this process goes unnoticed because we are busy living life. Cells die. Skin dies. But the thought of the ultimate death stops us dead in our tracks.

The Longest and Shortest Minutes Of My Day

Jenny Witte | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Jenny Witte

Minutes aren't all equal in my life as a mom. Some minutes are over faster than you can say "THE BUS IS HERE!" and some drag on, expanding tortuously, defying all logic and wearing at that last frayed nerve that is like an ancient rope suspension bridge connecting you to sanity over the raging waters of parenting chaos.

11 Things That Are Better Than An Orgasm

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 02.20.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

The next time you're feeling the pressure to have an orgasm, or have more orgasms, or have a certain type of orgasm... remember that life offers you many forms of bliss.

Magedy

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lynn Shattuck

There is a word I came up with years ago, when I was still fresh from my brother's death, which cracked me open enough that I had to put myself back together in a different way. A way that left me paying closer attention to the moments, to the people in my world.

Capturing Moments

Mira Manek | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Mira Manek

Despite being a writer and even though I wrote about the Himalayas while I was there, there were certain things that, had it not been for such caught-in-the-action pictures, I might have forgotten, that even now I had to ask someone to tell me the full story.