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5 Steps to Turn Suffering Into Blessing

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

The process of personal growth is a type of alchemy. If engaged with consciously, it is possible to transform the pain of life into great strength. ...

Belief's Own Pragmatics: What Whoopi Goldberg's Unwavering Defense of Bill Cosby Teaches Us About Ourselves

Torrey Wang | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Torrey Wang

Belief's pragmatics have a way of seeming least pragmatic when they happen to be our own. Those who are most eager to vituperate and pillory Goldberg (example here) should realize that they themselves probably exhibit a similar pathology in various aspects of their own lives.

The Bitter Taste of Dying... and Addiction

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Dean Dauphinais

At the age of 14, Jason Smith got his first taste of addiction. Literally. While his parents were away for the weekend, his uncle--a heroin addict who was living with Jason and his family--overdosed, and Jason had to perform CPR on him.

Trauma: The Heart of the Matter

Tanya Morshed | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Morshed

Artist: Loretta Gonzalez, Heart ache When we read about sexual abuse and assault incidents in the news, what is often missing is information about...

How to Find the Perfect Job: Batman v. Kenneth Cole

Jason Choi | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Jason Choi

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is quite possibly among the most ambiguous questions ever asked, second only to "who let the dogs out?" and "turn down for what?"

Journey to the Center of Me: An Online Dating Adventure

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joanne Dagonese

This is Part 3 of my online dating "docu-blog"... So, the reader may want to start here... Going to Pick Some Greens: An Online Dating Profile. Then n...

Scent of a Woman and Bringing Home the Bacon -- the Pursuit of the Perfume That Defines You

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

I was in elementary school when I decided I wanted to grow up to be the Enjoli lady. She was gorgeous, a great cook, accomplished and managed to do it all with her hairdo staying put (most likely Aqua Net-supported), and she could sing.

The Ways the Untethered Soul Is Changing My Life

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Alexandra Allam

There are days now where my consciousness absorbs me. There are hours where the line is blurred between who I am and what I am doing or seeing or thinking. I find difficulty in distinguishing the point I finish and the place my understandings start.

Life Lesson: Embrace the Journey

Jess Ly | Posted 05.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jess Ly

The paths in life are many, but depending on where you live (both figuratively and literally), you may have more specific destinations (goals). This f...

A Thank You to My Best Friend in Elementary School for Teaching Me My Favorite Color Is Blue

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
Kay Tacke Morse

I got divorced and then decided to get to the bottom of me for better for worse. I tucked in with my kids, licked my wounds and lies. Then I ventured out to dating world. I had a couple of almosts, a plethora of interesting folks and a handful of no ways.

Finding the Answer That's Been There All Along: How to Discover the Direction With Wings

Tama Kieves | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Tama Kieves

There is always a brick wall underneath your plaster. There is always the presence of everything you want, covered by the familiar. It's waiting for you. It's been there all along. There's an astonishment beneath your confusion and habitual way of thinking.

Overcoming Intimidation at Oxford

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Elodie Cheesman

we all start from different stages of skill and knowledge, and have different priorities and aims. We're all running different races, and to use others as a yardstick for individual success would be as fruitless as comparing how well I can construct an analogy to how fast you can eat hot dogs.

The Journey of Self-Discovery! My Decision to Find Myself!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

I can say with confidence that the moment a person truly starts down the path of self-discovery, they will never turn back. Many may ask the questio...

Why Traveling Alone May Not Be For Everyone

Sonya Matejko | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Sonya Matejko

Recently I was ready to get out of my comfort zone and break out of my shell. Yet in the end, I found it rather lonely and paradoxically dependent on Wi-Fi.

Love, Loss and Wanderlust: How Losing My Father Made Me Rediscover My Love of Travel

Abbey Jorstad | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Abbey Jorstad

One of my father's greatest desires was always to travel and see the world, and yet he could never master his fear of the unknown. Many of the qualities that make travel one of the great loves of my life were the very things that filled him with dread. I find myself wondering if I travel so much as a direct rebellion against his own fears and worries?

The Important Lesson Meditation Taught Me About Self-Love

Dina Strada | Posted 05.25.2015 | Divorce
Dina Strada

If you're like me and most busy women, finding time to meditate can seem almost impossible. With a full-time job, a daily two-hour commute and two small children (one about to enter the terrible twos soon), meditation is not a luxury on my "to do" list -- but a necessity like breathing.

I Need a Me for Me!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

For years I have been searching, seeking, asking, everyone, anyone... feeling so desperate, scared, alone and at times just plain old crazy. I jump...

Everything You've Ever Wanted Is On The Other Side Of Fear

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

Just when I thought I had it all figured out I'm blind sided with the realization that I've only just begun and, I still have a long road ahead of m...

5 Simple Laws to Help You Realize Your Highest Spiritual Possibilities

Guy Finley | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Guy Finley

We are all familiar with the general laws that govern our physical well-being: eat healthy foods, exercise both mind and body, and avoid toxic people ...

This Dream Wasn't Meant for Me

Jeena Cho | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeena Cho

Image credit: Self Discovery by Rita Loyd I am a Korean-American immigrant. My family came to the US in 1988. I was 10 years old. Like many im...

Overcoming My Cool Kids Complex

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

My cool kids complex is nothing but a story I've told myself about myself. It's simply the vestiges of adolescence that I unconsciously continued to build upon. It's way past time for the complex to be disassembled.

Exit Expectations

Trish DeLuca | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Trish DeLuca

So 20 days into the new year, and just 11 of those days back in the good old freezing gray January days that I thought I'd become accustomed to, and I find that it truly is easier to be exactly who I am.

How Silence Helped This Entrepreneur Fight Burnout

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

New York-based entrepreneur Dina Kaplan understands how all-consuming work life can be. But after dedicating nearly every moment of her life to her co...

3 Simple Questions to Help You Let Go of the Year That Was

Elyse Santilli | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

If you feel the desire to reflect on the year that was, here is a simple 10-minute way of celebrating and releasing 2014. Three simple questions for y...

Dream Boldly: 10 Questions to Rouse Your Inner Child-Wisdom

Laurie Seymour | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

What dreams lay forgotten within you, unvoiced and unnoticed? We grow up, go to school, learn about the world and gather information. Then we graduate, get a job, chose a partner -- become an adult! Growing older we make choices and take on new responsibilities. What happens to those distant dreams we had as children?