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Allison Toepperwein | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Push-ups are an amazing exercise for working on your upper body strength. From your biceps and triceps to your deltoids, push-ups can carve beautiful muscles into our bodies.

The Zen of Dying

Annie Wood | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Annie Wood

This is my life. All of it. I miss my mom, but I'm forever grateful for this profound sorrow because it has taught me more about who I am. Turns out, I'm more than I thought I was. And I have a feeling, so are you.

Body on the Line and Being Thankful for Our Precious Lives

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Kay Tacke Morse

I am once again on the train. It takes about 3.5 hours to transport my fellow passengers and me from Seattle to Portland. I love the train. Cup of tea or wine. My book club book and story writing time. Stare out the window time, daydreaming time. Drool on my blanket time.

When Our Feelings Are Hurt

Sarah Galla | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Sarah Galla

How do we handle when our feelings are hurt, when the would-be offender was really only guilty of poor delivery of necessary information? How do we teach our children what we as adults can't even seem to master?

Should You Feel or Flee Your Emotions?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

To a great extent, we live in a culture that resists and fears emotion. From the time we're babies we're taught to quickly shut off "negative" feeling...

What We Often Fail To Realize About Depression

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.14.2016 | OWN

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7 Ways to Kick the Post-Travel Blues to the Curb

Laura Nalin | Posted 01.12.2016 | Travel
Laura Nalin

Let's face it: the experience of traveling is invigorating, beautiful, intense and frustrating at times. Prior to a trip -- no matter the length -- people experience anticipation and excitement as they wait for the unknown to unfold.

A Recipe for Purposefulness in Grief

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

One drop of oil, one intimate touch, one warm word of affirmation can lend itself to one really important idea, which is this: If we allow it, God can make our messes meaningful. And we reaffirm this truth over and over again with the oil of anointing.

Poem for January

Aron Wander | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Aron Wander

Maybe winter isn't sad because it's cold or windy or all those other sad things, but because when the sun sets at 4:30 or 5 and you gather the contents of your day in a small sack, you find it weighs less than you had hoped.

The Joy List: How to Recapture Joy After Loss

Shawn Doyle | Posted 01.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Shawn Doyle

Just because I worked some small moments of joy into my life did not mean that I was not grieving, and it did not mean that I was not missing my wife. I was miserable enough grieving -- why would I want to sit around and continue to be miserable? I never understood that mindset.

Why I'm Grateful for the Pain of Divorce

Divorce Magazine | Posted 12.23.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

The holidays are a tough time for anyone who has been through a divorce, will be going through one shortly, or who is locked in the ongoing process. Friends and family will say platitudes to you for a while, but then comes the hard part: "Why can't you just be grateful?"

When a White Christmas Turns Blue: Surviving Grief During the Holidays

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

There may be many reasons to feel stressed during the holidays, but grief brings its own brand of challenges. If you're grieving this year and are wondering how you'll survive the season, use the following six suggestions to ease the way.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Happiness Won't Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

It's said that laughter is the best medicine, but don't expect it to be the fountain of youth, a new study says. Researchers from a large British stud...

The Keys to Dealing With Hard Times and Challenging Emotions

Leona deVinne | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

Life's like a box of chocolates... You never know what you'll get You bite into one and you're not quite sure what's there -- emotions are like tha...

Know Someone in Crisis? They Can Text For Help 24/7 via Crisis Text Line

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.

10 Reasons to Add Joy to Your Life

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Trilby D. Johnson

Source GraphicStock Where does your compass lead you? Does it point to struggle, doubt and ill health with sporadic spurts of happiness and clinging...

Grief and the Terrible Holiday Season

Megan Devine | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Part of your family wants traditions to stay exactly the same, others want to change everything. Conflicting desires, broken hearts, lots of attention when you'd rather just hide in your blanket fort until the whole thing is over -- it's too much.

Phyllis Smith Talks About The Joys Of Voicing Sadness For Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Jim Hill | Posted 11.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Who would have thought that being cast as the voice of Sadness would cause Phyllis Smith such joy?

The Road to Sadness

Sue Carswell | Posted 11.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

So the afternoon and tonight looms upon you and you are scared of the road to sadness. Like a childhood tug of war that same game plays out in your mi...

Why It's Important to Celebrate Our Existence

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

Note: The contents of this post may be sensitive for readers. It isn't by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into th...

The Ten Most Heart-Wrenching Scenes From "A Little Princess"

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.22.2015 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

Sara and Captain Crewe being reunited at the end of A Little Princess.

You Never Know Your Own Strength Until You Go Through A Hardship

Hope Kumor | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Hope Kumor

When life challenges you with a difficult decision, you either sink or swim. You either complain or deal with the situation thinking how much you have learned/grew from the experience.

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues When You're Far From Home

Samantha Munoz | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Munoz

Have you found yourself away from home, family and friends this holiday season? For most people, holidays are about surrounding yourself with love a...

A Letter to My Ex

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.01.2015 | Divorce
Tami Shaikh

Today I want to let go. Let go of the sadness associated with my past, the way I feel physical pain in my heart when I think of you, the humiliation I feel because of how I allowed you to treat me and the fact that I still care is just unbelievable to me.