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College Is A Time To Define Yourself Through Action

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

I have been a lot of things in my life. I've had the privilege of saying, "I'm a mom," "I'm a friend," and "I'm a professor." What I have realized, ho...

Learning Yourself

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

So every once in a while, make that decision and remind yourself to have your own back. Then crank a song that hits you in the depths of your soul, and step out into the world to continue glowing and growing like only you can.

The Great War is Internal

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Each year, during the month of Elul and throughout the Days of Awe, Jews assemble to do something that is essentially private: To be able to reflect on our actions and our inactions of the past year, the gap between our aspirations and our behavior, between our integrity and our actuality.

On a Grand Tour

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

Had I been an eccentric European aristocrat, young and male in the sixteenth century, at age eighteen I would have embarked on the classical Grand Tour.

Why All Women Need To Travel Solo At Least Once In Their Life

Belinda Anderson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Belinda Anderson

Self-limiting belief stories are something we are all familiar with, however the good news is these stories can be changed and these women are proof...those stories are no more! It's important to understand that nothing has meaning besides the meaning you attach to it.

What Are You Pretending Not to Know?

Michael Weinberger | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

I finally learned that life is actually lived during the pauses or breaks when we make time to reflect and truly appreciate the moment. From these reflections, I've come to realize that communication is the root to all my problems today.

Shatter the Myth: Create Your Own Hero-Story

Laurie Seymour | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laurie Seymour

What is your story? Whatever it is, know there is more to life and more to understand about yourself than any story you've adopted.

Working Off the Grid, or As My Kids Called it, Mom's Crazy Trip Part One

Renee Frigo Graeff | Posted 05.02.2016 | Divorce
Renee Frigo Graeff

So what happens after your husband, who is also your co-founder of the company you've built for 18 years, tells you he's in love with one of your friends? The night we ended our 20-year marriage, my now ex and I binged on Game of Thrones while sharing a magnum of Ornelia. By 2:00 a.m. that July night -- after many truths revealed -- my fantasy of working off the grid for the past few months was jump started.

Lessons From a Rwandan Sunrise

Morgan Pak | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Morgan Pak

The sun meets the sky and spreads like an open hand, reaching a vast sea of orange­ blue with fingers climbing higher as they begin to bloom and shout across the sky. This was the backdrop for 120 girls, who lived oceans apart, to come together and learn about STEM-- and ultimately themselves.

Why taking a Few Years off After a Divorce is the Best Thing you can do

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 03.26.2017 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Many people struggle with the idea of being alone, and many have the habit of jumping from relationship to relationship throughout their lives, what t...

What New York Taught Me About Change

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 03.22.2017 | New York
Celinne Da Costa

I must ultimately admit that despite the challenges -- or perhaps because of them -- I love New York. It's changed me for the better, and continues to do so every day. The lessons that this city has taught me about change will remain lodged in my heart long after I depart it.

How Do I Support Myself?

Cate Montana | Posted 02.23.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

Back when this symbol first made its way into American consciousness in 1938 if you asked somebody, "How do you support yourself?" there was no questi...

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

Anthony Awadalla | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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 01.27.2017 | 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 ca...

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

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 01.04.2017 | 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 12.30.2016 | 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 11.06.2016 | 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 10.29.2016 | 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 10.23.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 09.14.2016 | 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 09.06.2016 | 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 09.03.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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. Il...

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

Torrey Wang | Posted 07.13.2016 | 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.