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The House of Joy

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 01.02.2017 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I have spent far too much time in the last two months sitting in the houses of sorrow and fear. I have been sorrowful over the choice our country mad...

Returning to Therapy

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.29.2016 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Book therapy, that is. Eight years ago I began my year of reading a book a day. I was looking for escape, wisdom, comfort, and clarity after losing my...

4 Things To Do When Things Fall Apart

Tova Payne | Posted 11.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tova Payne

The Divine Slam- when everything seems to fall apart at the same time. Even if it's one thing, if it's a Big Deal - like the ending of a relationship ...

Something Is Disappearing That Is Affecting All Of Us!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.24.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Something is disappearing in our world today, and I believe it is the disconnecting from our feminine heart. I believe the Blessed Mother is crying fo...

The Powerful Secret That No One Really Wants To Talk About

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Our over-confidence disappears through sharing and confession and we are much happier when we recognize this. It also gives us a mutual understanding and the serenity that comes from trust.

Why Turning 60 Hit Me Like A Brick Wall

Teresa Kindred | Posted 08.22.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

All birthdays with zeroes after them tend to stop us in our tracks and cause us to reflect. In the past I have breezed through those birthdays fairly easily, but this year 60 hit me like a brick wall.

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.

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."

January Woes

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.26.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

January is a time of renewal and regression, happiness and sadness, life and death. It's two-faced Janus, looking backward and forward. It's a time of...

I Had to Give My Brother Permission to Die 20 Years Ago on New Year's Eve

Debbie Hampton | Posted 12.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Hampton

These days, I don't feel that Chris is around and helping me as much anymore because he knows that I've got this now. I took care of him when he needed it, and he was here for me when I needed it. I have learned that connecting with him means tapping into my own heart energy and loving myself. It is one in the same.

Why the Joyful Season Leaves Us So Blue

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

I had nothing to be blue about this season. Not really. True, only two of our five children could come home because the other three were going to be f...

Surviving the Holidays: A Grieving Mother's Point of View

MaryBeth Cichocki | Posted 11.25.2016 | Healthy Living
MaryBeth Cichocki

I will live each day to the fullest knowing that tomorrow is promised to no one. I will take no one for granted. I will honor my son by continuing family traditions and remember the love we shared will transcend through the holidays and comfort me the rest of my life. I love you mom, I love you Matt. These last words said are etched forever in my heart.

Embracing Grief When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

One day when I was visiting Ed, my beloved Romanian life partner of 30 years, in the memory care facility where he lived, they were having a festive sing-along. I sat down beside him to keep him company.

Why Is This Happening to Me?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.19.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

It's very refreshing to know that mindfulness has grown over the years and has entered the mainstream today as one of the many ways of demonstrating prayer.

When Sorrow Attacks: Three Conscious Ways to Face Your Pain

Panache Desai | Posted 05.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

Courageously facing your pain can be terrifying. However, when you allow your past and present sorrows to flow through you, pain releases its grip. You're then free to walk away with greater awareness, love, and gratitude for the lessons that came from your experience.

For Better or Worse: A 25th Anniversary Love Letter to My Dead Husband

Kindness Blog | Posted 05.05.2016 | Good News
Kindness Blog

I feel as if our life's story has been ripped in half. The latter chapters were snatched away and callously thrown into the wind. I've tried to recapture some of the pages, frantically grasping whatever I could as they whirled about.

Good Grief, Charlie Brown

Tom Morris | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Recently, I asked readers for some topics they'd like to see me blog on. I got lots of suggestions. I've written on two of them already. Today, I'll t...

The Secret Medicine of Heartbroken Kindness

Jesua | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

It is easy to be kind when we are feeling wonderful about life, when we're feeling buoyantly inspired, or luminous in love, or poignantly connected to...

Dear New Cancer Mom

Nicole Skaro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

I wish we'd never known each other. I wish this was a journey you'd never had to embark on. I'm still new to this journey. We've only been on it for four months. I just want you to know you are strong.

A Convoluted Christmas

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I feel the freedom and less stress, perhaps, without children of my own at Christmastime. And yet, I feel so sad and maybe even a little empty without them.

Grieving at the Holidays

Kristina Cowan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

Someone knee-deep in grief needs space and time to make sense of his or her feelings. There's no room for deadlines or expectations, particularly at the holidays, and on special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Joy Out of Sorrow

Stephanie Harper | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

But if we're constantly keeping ourselves safe, exercising this concept of self-preservation, then we are also closing ourselves off. We are not letting ourselves fully experience life in community with others. This is a tragedy.

Grieving 10 Years Later

Ronda Lee | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronda Lee

Generally, over time sorrow turns into joyful memories. Feeling pain and loss is normal. When grief becomes debilitating, you should reach out to a therapist, counselor, or pastor, who can help guide you through the grieving process.

Am I Allowed To Forget?

Elea Acheson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

I bicycled 1,200 miles of this coast in the fall of 2009. My 6-year-old son died that summer, and I was alone for the first time in my life. Not the alone that you find in a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. I mean the alone that follows you into crowded rooms and pushes everyone away.

Sometimes a Lesson Is Just a Lesson, or Is It?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

By loving yourself and accepting yourself fully, you are letting go of whatever "mistakes" you might have made in the past. There is no more shame, no self-blame; there is only love. And as uncomfortable as the process that lead me here might be, meditating can help.