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Saving The World By Enjoying Life

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

We do not have to give up who we are or what we want. We do not have to do it for our children. We do not have to do it for our parents. We do not have to do it for anyone.

Housewife Burnout

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
Lisa Smith Molinari

It took four punches of the snooze button to get me out of bed this morning. I wasn't tired. Or sick, for that matter. But I was sick and tired. Sick and tired of the same old routine, minute after minute, day after day, year after year, since 1995, when I made the decision to stay at home to manage our family.

Trump's Narcissism Is a Feature, Not a Bug

John C. Wathey | Posted 05.31.2016 | Science
John C. Wathey

Embed from Getty Images Evolution May Explain the Allure of Donald Trump David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times, is repulsed by Donald Trump...

Caring for a Loved One

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

The critical aspect of becoming a caregiver, therefore, is not deciding to take on the role, should we choose to do so. It is making the choice to care; accepting the responsibility, surrendering to it, and even embracing it as an opportunity.

A Country Worth Their Sacrifice

Christopher Holshek | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

We don't have to wait to see whom we elect to the highest offices in the land to start to fix many problems in this country. As a former citizen-soldier, it's clear to me that a more universal sense of service would make us better citizens of a better nation.

Liberation From Victimization

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We won't be able to completely escape being victimized by predatory behavior. However, we can take measures that help to avoid unnecessary harm. Here are some tools that can help empower us:

Roll Call - Honoring Those Who Don't Return from War

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Lisa M. Van Wormer

In honor of Memorial Day, here is an essay I wrote about the roll call formation that happens when a soldier doesn't return home from war. Roll Call...

20 Love Lessons From Being Part of a Big Family

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.01.2016 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Share well with others or else. All 7 of us have experienced the "or else." Choose wisely before you dip into the black hole of "or else." What was said and discussed at the kitchen table stayed at the kitchen table.

No Friend of Honor: Donald Trump and the Politics of Hate

Paola K Amaras | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Paola K Amaras

We need to understand something. This one-time joke has become a menace to society.

Caregiving During Young Adulthood

Feylyn Lewis | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Feylyn Lewis

He and the other 6.9 million child and young adult caregivers currently living in the United States need more than our praises. Our recognition of their tireless efforts must extend to advocacy and real change

When Life Doesn't Go as Planned

Colleen Berge | Posted 02.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Colleen Berge

We all have things we desperately hope for. Things that keep us awake at night. Things we break our hearts over, will fight with everything we are for.

Lent: A Journey Beyond Sacrifical Gimmicks

Jacob J. Erickson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Jacob J. Erickson

Lent, for me, is not about (and has never been about) sacrifice or penance or appeasing some unexamined heritage. It's about interrogative love, passionate justice, and learning how to wonder again in the midst of all the awful, awful sadness. It's about asking how beauty might occur in the midst of our fragile, decaying lives.

Three Things I Sacrificed for an Amazing Marriage

Troy Stoneking | Posted 01.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Troy Stoneking

When my wife and I got married I knew there would be some things I would be giving up. Most men worry about never sleeping with another woman again or...

'No Really... What Are You?'

The Establishment | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
The Establishment

I can almost feel my mother's heart break when I'm asked about my family history. I'm proud of my Filipino heritage, and proud to be an American, but when I think of the cost and loss my mother suffered, my pride is twinged with betrayal.

How We Afford to Keep My Wife Home with the Kids (Hint: Look at My Left Rear Tire)

Matthew Dicks | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Matthew Dicks

We never could've afforded to keep Elysha at home for what will now be seven years had we not made enormous sacrifices in order to do so. Sacrifices that I suspect many people don't see when they peer into our lives.

Nepalese Villagers Accused Of Killing A Boy To Appease A Ghost

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

In a tragic case of alleged child sacrifice, 11 villagers in southwest Nepal have been arrested in the murder of a 10-year-old boy. Kodai Harijan rep...

Why Our Choices Don't Matter as Much as We Think

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I can't be sure, but I do know the grass always appears greener on the other side, even to children. So instead of judging each other, why don't we invite the person across the street for a cup of coffee onto our lawn?

Pushing Into the Flames: Rev. Charles Moore and the Struggle Against Racism

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The moisture forming in my eyes caused the screen to grow blurry. The emotion was so heavy that I was having difficulty comprehending the words. On June 23, 2014 around 5:30pm in Grand Saline, Texas, Rev. Charles Moore walked to the front of his car in the middle of a Dollar General parking lot and placed a burning match to his head.

I Gave Up A Six-Figure Salary For My Husband, How Is That A 'Bonus'?

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Lynn Morrison

Big sacrifices like the ones I made -- giving up a career and a fat paycheck of my own -- deserve a little extra recognition. Calling it a bonus and making it clear that it is mine further underscores my right to spend it as I see fit.

Ode to Motherhood Part 3: The Magnificent (Albeit Messy) Living Masterpiece

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Lulu Salavegsen

When I told them about our separation, they were present, they trusted me wholly and it's been open communication and calm ever since. I'm not tooting my horn; I'm citing empirical data that proves the positive.

9 Things I Gave Up To Be A Wife And Mother

Jennifer Oradat | Posted 05.01.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Oradat

The covers. I didn't give these up so much as they were stolen from me. I swear, my husband tucks himself in under the blanket, and then grabs hold of the edges and rolls until he's wrapped in a cocoon, leaving me shivering and glued to his side searching for his escaping body heat.

Jesus Died for Our Sins... What Does That Even Mean?

John Backman | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
John Backman

We humans are a mixed bag. There is a lot of goodness in us. There is a lot of brokenness in us. It would be marvelous if we could have the goodness without the brokenness. Much of humanity has dreamed of this for many, many years.

Fifty Shades of God: Does Easter Week Affirm Our Violent Desires?

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Have we made God into a monster? And as a result, have we taken the holiest of weeks in the Christian year and dressed it up as a celebration of bloody, violent sacrifice?

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

Frigid Weather, Lenten Fasts, and Buried Joy

Charles Redfern | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion
Charles Redfern

What a rush. My New England homeland tunnels through snow in sub-zero temperatures and I'm loving it. And I'm loving that I love it -- which sounds like I'm whupping it up over the gloomiest Lent since the Dark Ages.