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Entry 16 OUR TRIP TO PHUKET Part 1

Chery Hayes | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 15 OUR TRIP TO PHUKET We have to fly from San Francisco to LA. We are going coach to LA and that is fine, but we got to ...

Entry 15 TARN AND CHRISTIAN

Chery Hayes | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 14 TARN AND CHRISTIAN Things are bad for Tarn, now that Adam wants a divorce. I feel terrible for her, but Adam is a b...

A Responds Casually... Entry 13

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from Entry 12 We go to another of Tarns fabulous restaurant choices. Tarn and A have long conversations in Thai. I sit silently with a smil...

A Is Coming... Entry 12

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 11 I sit on the bed next to him smoothing his hair back and telling him I am his Nonnie and I love him. Sumeet changes him...

Entry 11

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

I am very excited and call Mia. "She is giving us Christian!!!" "Calm down", Mia tells me. This means nothing. I am stunned. Mia doesn't suffer fools and if you tell her you are giving her a million dollars she won't believe it until it is deposited in her bank account. This is frustrating for me. But she has a good mind for business and bullshit and so I calm down.

Unhappy? Why Facing Pain Is Vital For Happiness

Margie Warrell | Posted 06.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Margie Warrell

Life can be painful. Tragedy can strike from nowhere. Friends betray our trust. Illness can take a toll. Markets crash (our wealth wiped out.) Busi...

Entry 10 Trying to get Christian home

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>> Entry 9 Adria, Joshes dear friend wants to put on a benefit for Josh at The Monarch in San Francisco. She wants to do it all an...

The Next Step. Entry 9

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from.... Entry 8 The flight to and from Phuket is always tough, unless you are flying business or first class. Many layovers, seats too clo...

To The Friends That I've Left Behind

Sarah Warman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Sarah Warman

We never know who we will meet when we try new things, experience something different or move somewhere. These experiences no doubt will teach us about others, but also teach us things about ourselves that we never knew. Why hold back from this?

Leaving Thailand. Entry 8

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Not so us. One night I asked Tarn to take me to the markets to buy things to take back home. So after dinner at Downstairs at Joes, we climbed into one of the open air taxis called tuk-tuks and headed for Patong Beach. It is hot and noisy and I am having trouble walking from the arthritis in my left knee.

The Argument for Sharing Passwords With A Loved One

Jane Duncan Rogers | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Duncan Rogers

In my work, I highly advise my clients to share their passwords with another significant person. Yes, I know you are not supposed to do this. Yes, I know it is risky. Yes, they too may die.

Salvaging what I could. Entry 7

Chery Hayes | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Very early in his move to Thailand he tried to befriend a stray dog who bit his hand and he had to go to hospital for a series of rabies shots that were very painful.

Falling apart. Entry 6

Chery Hayes | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

That night we walk to Diamond Beach Club and I see the stage where Josh DJ'd. I fall apart. Everybody thinks I am so strong.

This Is The First Time I Won't Hear My Sister's Voice On My Birthday

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I am starting to get Facebook notifications in advance of my birthday. But this year, every time I log in to Facebook I am reminded that this marks the first time in all my 56 years that I will not hear my sister's voice on my birthday.

In the Grip of Depression

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

Depression is a mean entity. Just when you think you are doing okay, getting over the massive mountains that seem to loom at every turn, it rears its ...

How to Make the Happiness Balloon Less Easy to POP

Cate Montana | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

Knowing you're in the driver's seat doesn't mean life doesn't suck sometimes. It does. But sucky moments don't have to define us.

#CollegeSurvival: For Students who Suffer from a Mental Illness

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Montclair Diplomats

This is not the typical guide on how to tackle your first year of college, but one on how to cope and even excel during your college years while livin...

How to Get Out of a Funk in Three Simple Steps

Diane Passage | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Knowing this, I'm able to recognize my low period, identify the cause and then handle the differences in a way that works for me. So one of the things I have to do is pull myself out so I don't get stuck. Here are my three go-to steps to reverse the mood so I can feel better and move forward:

Have You Suffered Long Enough Yet? Three Steps for Transforming Your Life

Wendy Keller | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Wendy Keller

Change is hard. Life requires growth. Only you can choose when you have suffered enough and only you can effect lasting change. No one else holds the keys to your prison.

Emotional Showers Bring Mental Flowers

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rupa Mehta

Spring, the season of renewal is a perfect time to explore how to access and express these emotions. Here are a few reasons why expressing your emotions physically can actually strengthen you.

One Simple Step to Integrating Loss, Endings or Death Into Your Life Right Now

Jane Duncan Rogers | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Duncan Rogers

Death is the biggie, of course. When someone or something dies, there will always be loss. How could there not be? It's easy to see the presence of loss when a person dies, but perhaps not so easy to see when it is the death of something else.

The Stages of Feeling Forgotten in Your Divorce

Patty Blue Hayes | Posted 04.21.2016 | Divorce
Patty Blue Hayes

I feel like I've been forgotten not only by my ex-husband but also by the family I'd been part of for over 15 years. It's felt like a slow, suffocatin...

An Interview with the Voices Behind Bing Bong and Sadness

Julee Morrison | Posted 04.14.2016 | Entertainment
Julee Morrison

The air is crisp, here in San Francisco, a city of technology where the competition is stiff. I am 3,000 miles from the place on the map I call home, ...

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

Reflections: A Lost Friend

Paola K Amaras | Posted 04.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

As another ancient culture would say, in this case, Hellenic, "May her memory be eternal."