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5 Realizations From Quitting My Job to Travel Europe With No Plan

Anthony Awadalla | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Anthony Awadalla

I've read that traveling can be the best teacher. But the best teacher of what exactly? I believe that depends on the person and how many lessons you ...

Check Your Friendships: The Voting Has Begun

William Spear | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
William Spear

The cacophony of anger, disappointment and outright disgust with the American political process coupled with the banality of cat videos and lottery winners gone bust has reached epic proportions

My Daughter's Death From Childhood Cancer; A Gift for Life

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Our destinies became inextricably woven together. Alexis inspired me never to accept no for an answer in the pursuit of this destiny.

How People Sometimes Just Can't See Poverty When the Poor Look Too Good

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I implore you to rethink what poverty looks like and not to be afraid to see it in all of its can look ugly and scary and it can look normal and lovely.....but it is poverty all the same and those poor individuals all need support and unconditional love.

Finding Forty

Monica Cox | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Monica Cox

So maybe I am over the hill like those old decorations taunted my own father. But I can't wait to see what's on the hill behind this one. And the one after that. If the first forty is any indication, it promises to be quite the journey.

Help! I'm Not Excited For My Wedding

Bitchless Bride | Posted 01.26.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

If you're not excited for your wedding, then take a step back and get to the bottom of it before you're stuck with enormous financial responsibility and subsequently, regret.

How to Live and Love From Your Core Values

Emily Madill | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

What exists at the heart of our core? Is it our feelings, thoughts and experiences? Is it our beliefs, values and principles? Or is it the very essence that makes us who we are?

The Power of Perspective

Erin Smith | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Smith

We often wonder if what we say to our children makes an impact or if it goes into one ear and out the other. I was delighted to hear from my babysitter the next day that my daughter had mentioned our discussion and how it made sense to her and that she was going to try and focus on her many blessings.

Have I Always Been This Selfish?

Brent Stoller | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

My commutes are the most infuriating parts of my day. The traffic, the missed lights, the minivan in the right lane that has no intention of turning r...

What Makes a Leader: Aggression or Humility?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Homaira Kabir

Our exterior portrayal of calm and control is at the mercy of a neocortex that functions as a lighthouse, forever scanning the environment for safety. In the uncertain times we live in, from economic instability to the threat of terrorism and the uncertain fate of our planet, the signals we receive instigate our fears once too often.

An Entrepreneurial Perspective on Philanthropy

Naveen Jain | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Naveen Jain

While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it "philanthropy" is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive. Instead, philanthropist should think like an entrepreneur and think of social challenges as an opportunity to create large enterprises.

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...

Taking on Another's Perspective

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

As we know, different viewpoints are based off of the unique approaches that we bring to situations. However, where we get ourselves into trouble, particularly in the workplace, is when we assume that our perspective is the only one that exists, let alone the only one that matters.

Uplift a Ton of Bricks

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
Mitch Rosenzweig

Our strength comes from our experiences and faith. If you can keep your perspective, you are far stronger than you think. And in the winter of your life, you can plainly see the beauty that God offers. It is there we will find our enduring strength.

Bridey, Five Ways Not to be a Nightmare Disguised as a Daydream

Bitchless Bride | Posted 12.29.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Yup, I totally just stole a line from Taylor Swift, but why come up with another awesome line when one already exists? Right? Anyway, the point is, right now, so many of you are recently engaged (ahem... Christmas), and while I truly believe that you don't think you're a nightmare, inevitably, the majority of you?

A Habit of Gratitude

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Sometimes gratitude has to be a decision before it becomes a habit, but I think it's one of the wisest choices and most beneficial habits any of us can make.

Splitting the Apple

Nelson Saiers | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

As an artist with years of mathematical training, I am continuously looking for inspiration and find much in Cézanne's and Einstein's work.

Change Your Perspective, Expand Your Possibilities

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

If you're feeling really stuck with your old perspective, ask a friend to weigh in and help you see that circumstance differently. The objective is not to come up with a rose-colored glasses interpretation that feels unrealistic to you... but to come up with a new interpretation.

Engaging With Death

Homaira Kabir | Posted 12.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Photo Credit: State Farm This post first appeared on I have never traveled alone, at least not in the last 18 years. M...

Struggling With Purpose? Try Changing Your Perspective

Hallie Sawyer | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Hallie Sawyer

Doesn't trying to find one's purpose feel so daunting? Have you ever felt like your purpose, or what you thought was your purpose, wasn't good enough? That it wasn't substantial enough? Finding one's purpose is supposed to be this earth-shattering thing, right?

Self-Care: Luxury or Lifestyle?

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicola Arnold CPCC

Recently I have noticed the tightness in my stomach, the rounding of my shoulders and the tension headaches. All trigger points that something is bu...

Giving Thanks in Tumultuous Times

Paul Perkins | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Paul Perkins

We live in tumultuous times. In cafes and concert halls, mosques and churches, hotels and schools -- people are losing their lives in senseless, brutal attacks. Meanwhile, politicians are arguing about closing our country's borders and expelling foreigners living among us.

7 Life-Changing Ways to Maintain Your Vacation Buzz

Tracy Dungo | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracy Dungo

Pull from the bliss you have at the beach and bring back a slice of that perspective to your everyday life. Here are seven ways to mix the hustle with the happy and take on the city life with an island mentality:

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

Are We All Insane?

Chantelle Jahara Pinto | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Chantelle Jahara Pinto

The Tao Master raised his cup of green tea to eye level, its handle facing me. "What do you see?" he asked. "A tea cup and its handle," I replied...