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Moving Forward

An Inspirational Divorce

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Do not be a slave to others' opinions. Discard them as you would rotten food. For nothing good will come out of holding on to others' opinions. Your heart knows the truth.

3 Ways to Get Unstuck and Move Forward Now

Jenny Mannion | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenny Mannion

These are three tools you can begin to use today to bring about the needed change in your life. It does not have to be complicated. It does not have to take years. It does involve you knowing you are worth it and being kind to yourself as you adapt to these new habits.

Motivate Yourself To Make A Change With These Inspirational Mantras

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the...

Start From Where You Are and Choose

Janet M. Neal | Posted 04.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Janet M. Neal

When you have honestly taken the two basic steps, allow the next steps to flow. They make come to you all at once, or you may be able to only see what to do next. That's all you need. A journey starts with the first step, once you've made the choice to do so.

If a Mid-Life Crisis Is Anything Like a Quarter-Life Crisis, I'll Pass

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Cheyanne Dunn

Whatever it is I may be doing, I don't want to be questioning my choices. I want to be certain that am I doing what I love and what makes me happy. So if a mid-life crisis is anything like these feelings of uncertainty and unhappiness, I'll make sure to sleep through that one.

Finding Home as a Homeless, Transgender Youth

Bentley Burdick | Posted 03.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Bentley Burdick

With that core knowledge of who I am, who I was and who I want to be, I always know that no matter what I might lose I will always have that. To this day it's still my one solid 'truth.'

Finding My New Normal In Widowhood

Emily Zarecki | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Zarecki

While I was just embarking on a completely unknown journey called widowhood, knowing life would be very different was the only thing I was absolutely sure about.

When You Miss The City You've Completely Outgrown

Christine Stoddard | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

This piece was originally published by Thought Catalog at This is the city where you became yourself. But once you became y...

Mistakes, Forgiveness and Moving On

Nipa Shah | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nipa Shah

We all make mistakes. And yeah, those regrets last, well, a lifetime! A few days ago, I watched the video showing Anjali, the doctor of Uber fame, de...

The Man That Came After

Michelle E. Steinke | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Michelle E. Steinke

You were not in the plan. My story did not write the way I penned it. I penned happily ever after. I penned the fairytale ending with the same man I...

The Art of Going for It

Leonard Kim | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Leonard Kim

Have you ever wanted to do something memorable, something to make a difference? Life-changing? Is there an idea that you've always wanted to pursue or an adventure to embark on?Maybe you'd like some advice from a guy who seems to be making the world his playground.

The Power in Focusing on What You Do Want in Life

Emily Madill | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

Remember that life happens while we are in it, so enjoy the steps along your journey. Focus on everything that is already so amazing in your life and use your incredible creative power to embrace the gift of being alive.

An End of Year Toast to Girls and Women - a Force to be Reckoned With

Katja Iversen | Posted 12.30.2015 | Impact
Katja Iversen

What lies ahead is even more exciting. The acknowledgment that investments in girls and women are not only important, but the bedrock for sustainable development and progress for all, has never been higher. There is an enormous momentum right now.

What 3,000 Miles Feels Like

Lauren DePino | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

Exactly one month ago, I boarded a one-way flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. It was overbooked. When I waited at the gate, an airline attendant offered me a $500 voucher to not take the flight. I considered it. I've never left home in my life.

When You Feel Like You're Sitting On Zero

Amy Crumpton | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

If you need to see some progress now, look back six months ago and notice how far you've come. Recognize and celebrate even the smallest successes.  You'll find that you are further along than you thought!

The One's That Are Gone

Erin Musto | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Erin Musto

Our amazing people existed and took a piece of our hearts, they helped build us; we are who we are because of what they built and what we lost with them. Grief is a gift most of all because it reminds us that they were here.

Life Transitions: The Only Way Out Is Through

Reena Nagrani | Posted 09.17.2015 | Divorce
Reena Nagrani

Here I am, at yet another open door in my life, lingering at the threshold again. But this time around, I know better. I know that when life moves, it does so for me. Like an invisible hand, a guiding force greater than myself, and a loving one, at that. One that wants every single one of us to live in joy.

ReInventing at a Ripe Old Age -- Fun and Challenging

Ann Fry | Posted 08.18.2015 | Fifty
Ann Fry

Lesson: Don't ever assume that any people handle leaving and separating the same way. Be open to however each person deals with it -- by avoidance, pulling away or wanting to see you a lot. Allow for each to express themselves as they do.

Celebrate Your Successes

Melanie Rudnick | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Rudnick

Every day is a day for celebration! Do you stop and reflect and feel good about all of the progress you make in life, or like most people, do you just let life pass you by without noticing?

Is Your Life Today Not How You Want It to Be? Read This Comeback Story

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

(Photo used with permission by Shannon Marie Quirk) This post is to hopefully inspire you to never give up on your dreams. I am a professional big ...

12 Reasons We Will Never Fall out of Love With Love

Sonya Matejko | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

We enjoy the first dates, the impulsive trips and the innocent flirting behind a vodka tonic. We revel in having the whole bed to ourselves and having no one to question our decisions. We get to know the person in our reflections. But we never fall out of love with love.

How This Woman Says Being Falsely Accused Of Murder Changed Her Life

Posted 07.07.2015 | Dr. Phil

Nearly a year ago, Derica says she witnessed her best friend's murder — and she was arrested and wrongly accused of the crime. “That night wa...

How A Woman With A Traumatic Childhood Is Trying To Do Better For Her Kids

Posted 07.24.2015 | Dr. Phil

"My childhood was pretty traumatic, and so because of that, I try to make a conscious effort to be a different kind of mother to my children," says Ju...

What You Won't Find Me Sharing On My Blog

Aubrey Keefer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Divorce
Aubrey Keefer

I am an oversharer. There is no other way to say it. If I have your attention, I will tell you my life story in less than four minutes. I am known for sharing too much information, for giving the kinds of details that make others uncomfortable.

5 Simple Techniques to Get Unstuck

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

To begin reframing your viewpoint and recognize the good, try to either think of five things to be grateful for before you step foot out of bed every morning or at the end of your day write a list of the good things that happened. When we can shake loose from our fear and negativity, we find the courage to step ahead.