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5 Realizations From Quitting My Job to Travel Europe With No Plan

Anthony Awadalla | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Anthony Awadalla

I've read that traveling can be the best teacher. But the best teacher of what exactly? I believe that depends on the person and how many lessons you ...

Falling in Love With Failure

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we ...

Raina's Gotta Go: A Drag Queen Decides to Transition

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

A year ago I was married with a daughter while living on the Oregon coast, making my living working as a high school teacher. Three months ago I chose to transition from male to female.

Finding Time

Erin Parker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Erin Parker

What are you willing to give up, even if you love it, to live the life you keep saying you want?

College Is Your Experience - Not Your Parents'

Nasir Fleming | Posted 11.06.2015 | College
Nasir Fleming

My best advice for any college student (especially freshmen) is to explore, to figure out who you are by deconstructing who you think you are, and to have an intense passion for what you do. These four years can be lost in the mix of making others happy or they can be an enlightening experience for yourself.

Summer Camp At 50 Or How I Learned To Stop Thinking

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

I'm 50 now and couldn't squeeze an arm through either leg of Kristy's jean shorts, but I got a taste of camp last weekend. It was all I'd hoped, albeit without Matt Dillon eyeing my curves from across the lake.

How I Found Myself Traveling by Myself

Kari Parker | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
Kari Parker

I remember in high school when everyone made it a point to remind us at every juncture possible that "it's not the end of the world." That the world was so much bigger than we knew it to be. I hated hearing that.

The Endless Awe and Awesome Endlessness of Self-Discovery

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Like any journey, self-discovery requires enduring the tougher times -- but in reflecting back on those difficult moments, we will often find they ultimately prove to have given far more than they took.

Life Lessons From My Coaches

Gina Alexandris | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Alexandris

Here are some life lessons from my various coaches -- with a huge thank you to each one these incredible people.

Are We What We Drive? Goldie Locks and the Three Touaregs

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

Yesterday I leased my first car. All by myself. I know what MSRP means now and dealer incentives and VIN number and a lot more. It took several folk...

The Mirror: A Reflection of Self

Natasha Dern | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Natasha Dern

Our dynamics -- solitary or relational -- can be an opportunity for self discovery. We can view every encounter as a mirror through which to discover ...

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.