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Moving On

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, in...

For All Who Lost a Loved One: 10 Ways to Cope

Toby Nwazor | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Toby Nwazor

Don't hole up in your apartment and cry forever. Get up and take a walk. You can go jogging, go to the gym or even go swimming. Exercise doesn't just make you physically fit; it also improves your mental state.


Moni Oyedepo | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Moni Oyedepo

Some friends are like water -- you'll always need them, and they make you feel alive every time you're around them. Other friends are like milk. While it started off well, over time things turned a bit sour.

Emotional Bermuda Triangle -- the Things You Lose in a Divorce

Michela Montgomery | Posted 10.23.2015 | Divorce
Michela Montgomery

We make the best plans we can, but then we must do what feels horrible and unnatural to us; we must let go of that control. If you can let go of that intense need to control every little thing that's happening, you might gain something that was there waiting for us; peace.

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.

8 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Newly Divorced, 27-Year-Old Self

Ceri Gautama | Posted 10.15.2015 | Divorce
Ceri Gautama

When I was 27, my marriage ended after just two years and seven months.

5 Reasons Why Your Divorce Is Like 'Inside Out' The Movie

Emma Heptonstall | Posted 10.05.2015 | Divorce
Emma Heptonstall

Have you seen Inside Out yet? I love a good Pixar movie! I love the way that they explain adult concepts to kids. I think it's really cool. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, don't worry there's no spoiler alert coming. This article isn't so much about the film, but rather how it relates to divorce.

What's Your Addiction?

Nancy Lang | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Lang

I hadn't eaten for 25 hours. Though not a religious person, I'd say I'm very spiritual. It was Yom Kippur, so in the spirit of tradition and self-refl...

If You Told Me This A Year Ago, I Wouldn't Have Believed You

K.C. Wilder | Posted 09.28.2015 | Divorce
K.C. Wilder

The day I left my marriage was one of the saddest days of my life. Just ask the two poor souls the moving company sent to deal with the logistics of getting my sorry self out of the home I thought I'd grow old in. 

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.

We Don't Get to Pick the Hard Stuff

Erin Musto | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Erin Musto

While driving home today, my 6- and 7-year-old daughters opened up about many hurts in their hearts. I have found that car rides are the safest place, to them, to open up and chat. In this conversation there was much talk of divorce and missing their family.

How Do You Know When to Walk Away?

Carissa Lada | Posted 08.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carissa Lada

If you know me, or if you've read my previous posts, then you know that my life has changed a lot in the last few years. Some of these changes have in...

The Heartbreak of Being Ghosted

Tara Fass | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tara Fass

Cutting off contact, even if it was not your idea, frees up more time and energy to devote to strengthening your primary relationship and that community of friends and family. If any semblance of the former relationship is meant to be, it will return.

Dealing With Death: When Does the "Easier" Part Start?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

So, when does the easier start? We are approaching two years since his death and while the haze and fog may have lifted and I may have done the work to find myself again, it isn't any easier. I still drive by his old house, now with a new owner. It will always be his house.

Lights Go On: Part L -- New Season -- New Life

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

What joy beholds us at this time of new birth What delicate sadness retreats into memories a loved one passes one moves on one moves in These ar...

How a Divorce Bucket List Helped Me Move On

Heather Sweeney | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Everyone seems to have a bucket list these days. Whether it includes swimming with dolphins or finishing that home improvement project, buckets lists have become a way for the ordinary person to aspire to do something extraordinary, a way for the list makers to chase after dreams before kicking the bucket.

Unhappy Father's Day?

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Kevin A. Hansen

Father's Day can be the most difficult time of the year for children who have lost their father - especially when Mom has moved on before the children are ready. Many fans of the project have anonymously confessed their regrets about dealing with the loss of a father.

Lights Go On: Part XLVI -- Transitions

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

If you'd like for me to read this to you, CLICK HERE Transition the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another It ...

10 Secrets to Divorcing Gracefully

Tammy Letherer | Posted 06.12.2015 | Divorce
Tammy Letherer

As any divorcee knows, we can't always get what we want. Sometimes we need to be reminded of our priorities, or at least of our manners. Because, as contrary as it may seem, being graceful takes effort.

Farewell to the School Playground

Gina Maier | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Gina Maier

As the school year comes to a close, I find myself already mourning the imminent loss of one of my daily highlights: Pick up. What I will miss is the "theatre" that plays out for me within the microcosm that is my children's school playground.

A Holistic Approach to Beating Breakup Blues

Annabel Acton | Posted 05.28.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

With a business all about breakups and moving on, I meet a lot of people who have different perspectives on how to heal heartbreak, and are full of different tips and tricks to help you get back to fabulous.

Why Growing Up Means Failing, Learning, and Moving On

Unwritten | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women

Part of growing up is learning that maybe all your dreams won't come true, no matter how hard you work or how much you want them. And an even bigger part of growing up is learning to accept this, move past it -- and, ultimately, find something new to immerse yourself in.

Change Can Be Invigorating!

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

All the signs were pointing to a reverberating YES! After 12.5 years with the same employer, things began to shift for me. The 50-mile, one-way, "no...

From Empty Nest to Full House, Selling and Saying Goodbye

Joan Stommen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Joan Stommen

If I could wrap my arms around this house, I'd thank it for letting us become grandparents, for allowing us to grow old together and eventually, for giving me the strength in it's soul to grow peace in mine.

5 Steps To Finally Forgiving Your Ex

Sheri Meyers | Posted 06.09.2015 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

As a marriage and family therapist, many of the clients who come to see me have remained single for years after a breakup, unhappy and bitterly convinced that there were "no good people" out there.