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Top 3 Tips to Transform Your Aspirations Into Achievements

Linda Gray Sexton | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Linda Gray Sexton

So you want to take the risk of shaking up your life, or even just resurrecting "the old stuff" with a unique and fresh perspective. If you're anythin...

Misty and mindful under the mistletoe

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 12.20.2016 | Good News
Lisa Smith Molinari

I'll admit it. I'm a sap, a spineless, simpering, soft-hearted, sentimental fool. I'm one of those people who tears up at the slightest little things ...


Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2016 | Divorce
Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D.

Numerous aspects of Halloween ring true for the process of separating/ divorcing. In fact, Halloween can be a useful analogy to highlight 4 difficult...

Something Is Disappearing That Is Affecting All Of Us!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.24.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Something is disappearing in our world today, and I believe it is the disconnecting from our feminine heart. I believe the Blessed Mother is crying fo...

Who Was Hussein and Why Does His Sacrifice Matter in 2016?

Walaa Chahine | Posted 10.12.2016 | Religion
Walaa Chahine

You have never truly heard of Hussein, Karbala, or Ashura, and you probably didn't need to. No, this time in Islamic and global history never meant anything, until now.

Always A Giver, Never A Taker?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Recently I wrote about living for yourself vs. living for others. A lot of people contacted me about how difficult this was for them. Some said being ...

A Catechism Of Ruism (Confucianism): 'Three Sacrifices' (三祭, sanji)

Bin Song (宋斌) | Posted 09.20.2016 | Religion
Bin Song (宋斌)

(Han Emperor Gaozu venerating Confucius in a sacrificial ritual in 195 B.C.E) In reading my previous essays, readers may already have recognized that...

Meeting People Where They Are

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

My family and I just spent the better part of a week with a huge group of friends - couples, families, and single folk. It was wonderful, and it provided a great many opportunities for relationship insights. The nicest insight was regarding our friend, Chris.

The Wordsmiths

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean- neither more nor less." Lewis Carroll, ...

The United States Military: Future Challenges And Opportunities

Tania Bradkin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Tania Bradkin

As military spending comprises the majority of the United States budget and there are correlations between politics, history, war, the economy, econom...

Sacrifice, GOP Style

Steven Conn | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

I feel a certain sympathy for Donald Trump at the moment. After Khizr Khan delivered his Joseph Welch-like "Have you no dignity, sir" speech at last ...

The Secret To Success? Pick Your Pile Of Bullshit.

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 08.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Radcliffe

A friend of mine the other day told me he was quitting his career in advertising to go work for his brother's insurance company. He said the old care...

Trump’s Military Sacrifice

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics


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 03.19.2017 | 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 03.05.2017 | 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 02.19.2017 | 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 02.09.2017 | 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.