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Self Discovery

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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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 Gorman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

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?

Why You Need to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Elyse Gorman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

So the next time you want something in your life in order to feel good about yourself, give a little chuckle at the folly of your reverse thinking, and decide to feel good about yourself now. Then the things you desire will inevitably be drawn into your life.

The Art of Losing Oneself

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Rosengren

If I look back on my life, I can say with confidence that it was in moments of uncertainty that I was able to tap into my fears, my preferences and aversions, my hopes and my own personal truths. Each time I got "lost" was like peeling back the layer of an onion; through the path of discovery, not only did I learn something new about myself but I grew as a result of the experience as well.

Are You Living Your Dream... Or Somebody Else's?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

What I've learned is this: Life is a series of piling on layers. Posturing. We try so hard to be that person others want us to be.

How I'm Getting Over My Broken Heart, One Laser Treatment At A Time

Heather Sweeney | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Divorce allows people to hit the reset button and start their lives over again, reinventing themselves after learning from those failed relationships and harsh love lessons.

5 Tips To Finding Purpose And Meaning Later In Life

Next Avenue | Ed Merck | Posted 08.24.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Ed Merck Throughout my middle years, I never questioned what held meaning in my life. The scaffolding of my identity...

What Backpacking Alone in Europe Taught Me

Amy Yao | Posted 10.18.2014 | College
Amy Yao

I wanted to know why I make the mistakes that I do, why I still desperately feel the need to have a name-brand university pedigree, why I chase approval, why I will never be satisfied with myself. I wanted to find it in myself, as if the answers had been hidden deep down.

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.