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6 Reasons Why Your Life Is a Pretty Sweet Adventure

Lacey Johnson | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lacey Johnson

Discover your pleasure principle and throw a party there like you're a 5-year-old with no inhibitions at all. Just greet your favorite things with the same enthusiasm and appreciation as your dog greets you when you come home after a long day of having been away.

Around Labor Day Weekend Years Ago, I Made the Boldest Decision of My 15-year-old Life

Kit Murray Maloney | Posted 09.07.2015 | Women
Kit Murray Maloney

My surprise over first hearing about this case was not that there was an assault on campus, but that there was a young woman brave enough to come forward. That further begs the question, "What are we teaching our young men?"

Simple Pleasures Can Bring Joy to a Person With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 08.05.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Sometimes it takes so little to bring joy to a person with Alzheimer's. The following story is a case in point. One day I arrived at the Alois Alzheimer Center to visit Ed, my beloved Romanian soul mate. As soon as I got out of the car, I realized I'd forgotten to bring any "props" for the visit. I was going to have to be creative.

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

Emily Cassel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Cassel

We all have a tendency to feel like we've somehow lost touch with ourselves and our joy when we are in transition or taking a big leap into something new. It's actually a good place to be, because it means you've stepped out of your comfort zone, learned a lot, grown and transformed to a new and improved version of yourself!

The Sixth Sense in Cooking

Melanie Young | Posted 08.04.2015 | Taste
Melanie Young

I think I have identified a sixth sense. It's why homemade dishes you remember as a child tasted so good and why I can't seem to replicate the same pleasurable sensation when I prepare the dish in my home. I call it UMommy.

Happiness Without a Reason

Elliott Dacher | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Elliott Dacher

Is it possible to be consistently happy and peaceful for no reason or cause whatsoever? Would you want this for your life? And if this is possible, why does sustained serenity and happiness seem so elusive? Where is it hiding?

4 Things I Learned About Having Great Sex From Having Crappy Migraines

Kate McCombs | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate McCombs

Migraines and sex... Since I'm a sex educator and a chronic migraineur, you can imagine I think about those two things quite a lot. Even though the e...

Expand Your Happiness and Pleasure Vocabulary: OMG? How Do You Say Something, Some Experience Is Amazing, Awesome?

Rob Kall | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rob Kall

Crossposted from There are words to express awe, joy, like those I used in the title-- Amazing, Awesome, Incredible -- but ther...

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Sex

Kate McCombs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Kate McCombs

Humans are tool-using primates. We don't think we're inadequate because we use a hammer to build a shelf. Why should we feel inadequate because we use tools to augment our sex play?

50 Shades Of Dumplings

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Taste
Stephanie Kordan

The pink coil of the shrimp on top of shumai is utter foreplay to my mouth.

Playing Humpback Jazz

Charles Redfern | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Charles Redfern

We often think we're meant to be working beings who sometimes have fun. Perhaps we've got it reversed. Maybe we're meant to be merry beings who sometimes work -- and work itself is meant to be fun.

Celebrating the Little Moments

Helen J. Russell | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen J. Russell

When we allow ourselves to stop and feel grateful we are no longer peering out into a future that doesn't yet exist. Now we're really living, in the only place it is possible for us to live -- the here and now. That's what I loved most about that moment yesterday. I was nowhere else.

You Can Be the Pioneer Domino: The Perceived Heaviness of Ease (and How to Lift It)

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

It's a paradox: We love when things flow, but when sharing our stories with others we play ease down big time. Ease = Flow = Joy = Pleasure = Freed...

DISPATCH: Goddesses Never Age With Dr. Christiane Northrup

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Miriam Ava

Turning today's ageist culture on its head, Dr. Christiane Northrup offers a new portal of understanding of what it means to move through time and space without declining in health or joy.

Bather's Delights

Frank Browning | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

February has gone away. The Seine is turning blue again. And despite the looming Ides of March, the love of beautiful bodies is returning to Paris--at least in this city's more interesting galleries.

Stopping Time

Terry Newell | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

Walking along the tan sands on the beach at Longboat Key yesterday, I felt the gentle breeze and the warming temperature that had just barely pushed a...

Smart Shopping: How to Spend Money and Feel Great Long-Term

Miriam Ava | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Miriam Ava

By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

Let Food Be Thy Pleasure: How to Stop the Struggle Around Food

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.10.2015 | Taste
Miriam Ava

Food is nourishment. Food is medicine. Food is pleasure. Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian...

Ahhh, the Beauty of Feeling Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

It's such a delight to revel in the pleasures of life! What you focus on, expands -- and Tony Robbins is right. If you keep flowing energy to some...

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

A Writer's Prayer

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Whether the reader is looking for love, adventure, history, politics, education, creativity, inspiration, healing, health, or simply to connect with someone else, a writer's words can be the closest thing to God for those who read them.

Spiritual Sex: Rebalancing the Masculine and Feminine

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

Last week was the Fall Equinox, and on the 22nd of September the sun crossed the equator from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere. Only twice year...

The Dichotomy of Pain and Pleasure (And How to Activate Your Joy and Heal the World)

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Christiane Northrup's, and what she recently said about the dichotomy of pain and pleasure on this planet truly hit home. Whil...

Alone on the Summit: The Costs of Adventure

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.26.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Many of us hunger for special experiences, things none of our friends have done or will do. But do these adventures really make us happy in the long run? Are they worth having?