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Soul Searching

Quarter Life Crisis: A Work in Progress

Serena Lee | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Serena Lee

We realize that we are all going through something similar that we can't quite put into words. We fear the unknown yet don't fully embrace the known. We make plans for the future, dreaming of a world filled with perfectly delivered answers.

Dear Dad

Emma Kravitz | Posted 09.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emma Kravitz

I realize as I write, that this is quite possibly a love letter to my Dad. I am writing it from the beach in Fire Island where we have returned for the first time without him. It has taken us four years to be able to come back here, and I realize it's taken me that long to really begin to face my grief

Dear Dad

Emma Kravitz | Posted 09.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emma Kravitz

I was lucky to grow up spending part of every summer vacation in Fire Island, NY. A ferry ride away from New York City, this special island is one of ...

Dear Dad

Emma Kravitz | Posted 09.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emma Kravitz

I was lucky to grow up spending part of every summer vacation in Fire Island, NY. A ferry ride away from New York City, this special island is one of ...

The Good News For Anyone Still Searching For Their Purpose

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 08.22.2015 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

Having no idea what to do next hurts, even as it might excite us on some level. Whether graduating from college or retiring from a long career, the road ahead may appear to be devoid of landmarks - intimidating in its blankness, goading because freedom is supposed to be so desirable yet its reality is often heavy with perplexing dilemmas.

Ready to Stop Running From You?

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Are you ready to stop thinking that your next destination will solve all your woes and do the inner work? Here are a few tips to get you excited:

'Back-Wise' -- My Project of Looking Back at Myself for Wisdom

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

I recently found several of my old journals. As I started reading them, and looking at my own drawings, three things became clear: 1. I was a decen...

Make Peace Starting Now

Angie Sarhan | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

I used to think peace was something out of my control. I believed it had to come from another person or another source. I often prayed for peace to come to me, swiftly, effortlessly and completely. But recently, I've realized that the peace we seek must come from within.

Lost in the Grips of Narcissism - An Excerpt From The Egotist

Jesse Bogner | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

Back in New York, I had never felt so alone. I was angry at the world, a world that had failed to recognize my greatness. My inability to cope with discomfort led me to self-medicate to the point of assured self-destruction.

5 Ways to Cultivate Purpose and Intention for an Authentic Life

Toneka Etienne, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Toneka Etienne, Ph.D.

Are you going through the motions of your life mindlessly? Is your life dictated by routine and 'sticking to a schedule,' with little room for spontaneity?

Soul Met

Rumni Saha | Posted 06.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rumni Saha

Haven't we all heard how there is that one special someone for everyone? What if this were not true? What is not to say that there is more than just t...

What a Skirt Taught Me About Social Media and Life

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Our interactions with family and friends are often social media-dependent. If grandma and mom aren't privy to a party or event, oh well. We'll tell them about it a week later. Our Instagram and Facebook friends see pictures of an event before family even knows there was one in the first place.

Turning Social Entrepreneurship from a "Thing" to the "Next Big Thing"

Habib Ghazi | Posted 05.24.2015 | Impact
Habib Ghazi

Hult Prize at BRAC University was a provocative experience not only for me, the organizers, and the participants; It is an idea that has already given birth to many more and its impact will be realized when these ideas are materialized.

Our Lingering Selves

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger We're in the midst of "the travel season," the final six weeks of the year. Although my own holi...

'Are We There Yet?!' = The Enemy of Positive Change

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Process can be hard and it can be painful but more painful is our own judgment of it. When we rail against it and curse it and judge ourselves for not being stellar, it just makes matters worse.


Kris Evans | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Kris Evans

I have to admit recently I have been struggling with my life and what I am planning to do. I have gotten to an age where I have done one thing for a long time. I am grateful for the places it has taken me and the opportunity to be creative. It's been a great way to make a very nice living.

Soul Searching for Today's High School Student

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Dorit Sasson

By the time I left SUNY at Albany in 1990, I knew attending college wasn't the right place. I did however, have to go through those two tough years to figure out what my soul needed.

12 Things I Love About Spring

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Organic tulips at the Rodale Institute! Yes, it's high spring here in Pennsylvania, and last night after dinner, as I was drifting off to sleep on m...

Why You Can't Find What You're Looking For

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Whatever you are looking for in your life, I wish you good luck on that journey. Keep your perspective as broad as possible and then learn to enjoy the wait. After all, life is really about learning how to live with uncertainty and find meaning even when all seems lost.

Accept vs. Settle

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Despite my relentless pragmatism, I am, inexplicably, a big believer in signs. For the past seve...

Cleaning Out My Kitchen

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It's that time of year--the end of February (still two-feet of melting snow outside)--when the spring-cleaning gene kicks in and the urge to clean o...

Soul-Searching: Travel Can Improve Your Life

Kate Thomas | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Kate Thomas

I have not chosen travel media as a career because I simply want to have a fun time, live the travel dream or live selfishly. No. Travel has taught me that it is a great teacher.

Soul Searching: 9 Questions To Help You Look Inward

Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Kitchen or Man Cave? Take Your Soul Searching Any Way You Can Get It!

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Whatever we choose as our sanctuary, we should retreat into it often enough to do a little soul-searching and make sure that we're checking in with ourselves and our happiness.

Nesting and Numbers

Susan R. Hatten | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women
Susan R. Hatten

Do we enter a nesting period when we are about to embark on some of the most exciting times in our life?