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Does A House Have A Soul?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bil Hitchcock

Does a house have a soul? Yesterday my mom closed on this house in Montgomery, AL...a home she and Daddy, along with a lot of young children and in...

Help Kids Express the Sadness That Comes With Divorce

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

When divorce happens, much changes. For kids, it often means a disruption in their routines and changes that are unwelcome. Some things won't feel right for them; their discomfort might be expressed in resisting new routines or exaggerating what was positive in how things were before.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

How to Ignite Your Happiness and End Suffering

Pragito Dove | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pragito Dove

Happiness is your essential nature. So why are so many people suffering? Is it because they have learned that suffering will bring them love and a...

15 Feelings That Are Best Conveyed By This Steve Ballmer Vine

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports

We are all Steve Ballmer.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

How to Defeat Sadness Over the Loss of Your Animal in One Easy Step

Greg Frucci | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo of Lucky by Greg Frucci, April 2015 "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." -- Aristotle Even though I purchased Lucky from a ...

Maxwell Strachan

Too Many Americans Treat Politics Like Just Another Sport

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Sports

And it's causing problems.

Mean Girls Are Hurting The Most

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Kristina Tsipouras

Cruelty comes from those who are the most insecure, who are not yet comfortable in their own skin, have not developed a strong sense of self-worth and who have yet to make major shifts in their lives to access inner peace and happiness.

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Choosing Sadness: The Irony of Depression

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.08.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

My depressed friend wanted relief from his misery, sometimes desperately. He struggled, yet ironically, he often acted in ways that maintained -- rather than alleviated -- his misery. Apparently he's not alone in this sad choice.

On Experiencing The 5 Stages Of Grief And Loss After Divorce

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 04.07.2015 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

We loved each other once, my soon-to-be-ex and I. We had wonderful times together. We traveled; we laughed; we made a family. It's OK to cry, it's OK to be sad and to talk about it and to ask for a hug. So, when I need to cry, I just let it out.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

An Effective 'Workout'

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

In these times of health, wellness and fitness... where everyone is clocking their steps, movements, repetitions, gym hours and/or yoga positions......

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

Stop Waiting on Happy

Harper Spero | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

This isn't someone else's agenda for your life, this is putting your time in crisis aside and focusing on the present and what it is that you want in your future. You have the power to change things, to take control of your life, and really, to stop waiting on happy.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger -- Does It, Really?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The idea that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger is based on the theory that by going through difficult experiences, people build up their strength for the next, possibly more painful event that may occur.

Deep Breaths and Tantrums

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Amanda Magee

He had me in his arms before I'd finished asking. I had to decide to unlock myself, which isn't something that I can always do, but I saw my moment and I reached for it.

Good Grief, Charlie Brown

Tom Morris | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Recently, I asked readers for some topics they'd like to see me blog on. I got lots of suggestions. I've written on two of them already. Today, I'll t...

Where the Hell Is Heaven or Hell?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 05.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

The concept of heaven and hell is such a big part of our world religions. Growing up we are taught that we have to do certain things and it will allow...

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

An Optimist Who Was Six Figures In Debt

Michelle Bersell | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Michelle Bersell

Being in debt is bad enough. Being six figures in debt puts a choke hold around your neck. How did I arrive at the astronomical number of being six fi...

One Snowy Night in a Little Country Town

Mary McLaurine | Posted 04.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary McLaurine

A few years ago while living in Western Maryland, otherwise known as "The Land of Never-Ending Snow," my boyfriend and I were suffering from cabin fev...

What Is the Evidence That Confirms a Person Has Achieved Enlightenment?

Terry Mollner | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News
Terry Mollner

My best friend Johnny and I were on the way back from seeing the movie Wild. During the drive home, while for a few moments sitting in silence in the passenger seat next to him, I became aware that I was feeling sad.

Passages

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .