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What's it Like to Work In Silicon Valley if You're Not in Tech?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

If you're a techie in Silicon Valley today, chances are you have a six figure salary and a comfortable living situation. But what if you don't work in tech? What's it like being in Silicon Valley when you have to struggle to make ends meet and you see 20-year-olds with million dollar mansions?

Do This When Your Prayer Doesn't Seem to Be Getting Above the Ceiling

Amy Crumpton | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo by Dominik QN on What do we do when we are asking Jesus to fix something and it doesn't seem to be happening? The illness that...

Beauty and Pain: Finding Encouragement in Strange Bedfellows

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Burkhart

I've been working on a photography project for most of 2015. Not necessarily with any purpose in mind for it. Or at least no clear purpose in the publ...

5 Things to Say When Kids Struggle

Lisa Cavallaro | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Lisa Cavallaro

Rather than reaching for the phone or scheduling a meeting, maybe the best way to help our kids is to let them build some resilience muscle. We can do this by letting them figure things out -- with our support. This is not burying our heads in the sand. This is allowing them an opportunity to grow.

When You Feel Like You're Sitting On Zero

Amy Crumpton | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

If you need to see some progress now, look back six months ago and notice how far you've come. Recognize and celebrate even the smallest successes.  You'll find that you are further along than you thought!

The Unknown Struggles Of A Bilingual Student

Patricia Sanchez | Posted 09.23.2015 | Latino Voices
Patricia Sanchez

I had two worlds growing up and they seemed never to cross. It was difficult to balance both worlds and at times it felt like it would consume me. It would have been easier for me to fall into the usual life of a dead end job and stay with only a high school education, but I wanted more than that.

Let's Help Each Other Carry the Weight of Recovery

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women
Rachel Brehm

When facing the emotionally trying experience of eating disorder recovery, being physically close to someone that you have a positive relationship with can help to alleviate stress, and the oftentimes powerful negative emotions that come with it. Load sharing is exactly how it sounds: you are simply sharing the emotional load.

Struggling With Self-Confidence

Chelsea Berler | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Chelsea Berler

Did I make the right decision? Should I have thought longer and harder and made a better one? It doesn't matter if it's making a smaller choice or resolving a big problem, I keep second-guessing myself... worried, feeling small, insignificant, and insecure.

Learning How to Respect Your Struggles

Minaa B | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Respect Your Struggle believes that in life there is room for failure. You don't have to be afraid of being different. You don't always have to be strong. You are not alone in your suffering, and despite the struggles that you face, your life is deserving of its best chance.

Notice Me. The Struggle and Everyday Plea of the Independent Artist.

Chad McKinsey - Kinsey Ry | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chad McKinsey - Kinsey Ry

In every artist's journey to find recognition and acceptance we sometimes lose the passion that brings us to make music in the first place: the feeling that art gives us.

Grateful for Grateness: A Thank You Letter to Dwayne Johnson

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

That being said, I write this particular letter not so much as a fan -- but as someone who's become more familiar with what it means to truly struggle, and is simply looking to say thank you.

How Parents And Teachers Can Prevent Quiet Kids From Struggling

Quiet Revolution | John Spencer | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Perla was a quiet twelve-year old student who never caused problems. She seemed to slip into invisibility when no one was looking—and given how ofte...

Big Ears. Ice Skating. And, Getting UNSTUCK!

JP Maroney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
JP Maroney

It was October, 1974. Houston, Texas. My family gathered at "The Houston Galleria" to celebrate my 4th birthday party. A favorite place of mine... "Ferrell's Ice Cream Parlor."

Skydiving Caterpillar

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Have you been surrendering to the uncomfortable process of true transformation that looks different than normal, feels wrong based on your past experience, and yet is the way to revealing your new true self?

The Resilience of McKenzie Roese

Elizabeth Denham and Andrea Norlander | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Denham and Andrea Norlander

Roese did not know that her entire apartment was destroyed until the next day. Up to the point where she went back to the East Village on Friday, she believed that she would be able to walk through the skeleton of the building to see what she could salvage. When she went back, she witnessed the collapsed building in total ruin. She had lost everything.

The Only Two Problems in Life

Michael Neill | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

We live in the feeling of our thinking, but because thought is largely invisible to us, we attribute those feelings to what we see around us. And this innocent and seemingly innocuous misunderstanding actually lies beneath almost every problem we have in our lives.

What To Say When You're Not Okay

Metro | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce

Sometimes, keeping up appearances is necessary and unavoidable. But pretending can also be exhausting, especially when your emotional resources are already taxed. Not only will being honest help you feel better, but it also encourages others to be open, creating opportunities for deeper connections.

7 Ways to Support Others During Tough Times

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Lexi Behrndt

Life is fragile. Hard times are inevitable. At one time or another, we will all go through a difficult time, whether we deal with sickness, catastrophe, crisis, or relational breakdown. In those times, we need each other more than ever, but it's not just enough to be surrounded by people.

Conversation With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle has been an influence on me for decades. I first heard "Lady Maybe" emanating out of a painting studio in the mid 1990's. I've been following his ideas ever since.

The Importance of Community

Harper Spero | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

Communities are helpful to join or create because they provide support to the individuals who are impacted by the daily stress, struggles and chaos of modern life. Consider the five questions that I noted as you determine what type of community you are looking to build or join.

For Spa Therapists the Struggle Is Real

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Currently with the spa industry losing 5-30% of retail revenues from anemic sales it is clear that the time is perfect to try something new. But are the decision makers willing to embrace a brand new viewpoint that is the polar opposite from how they've been operating?

Why You Should Stop Comparing Others' Highlight Reels With Your Behind-The-Scenes

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Most parents with adult children seem reluctant to discuss - or admit - to their children's problems, even with close friends. I understand that. First - and for me foremost - I'm a private person and don't feel an Oprah or Maury Povich-like itch to reveal my personal reality show to the world.

A Big Confession About Feeling Small

Chelsea Berler | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Chelsea Berler

Today I want to remind you that... YOU ARE ENOUGH. There is no reason to make yourself feel small.

Are You Struggling With Struggle?

Sara Arey | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Sara Arey

How much have you thought about struggle? If you're like most people, you try not to think about it. And yet you think about it a lot, especially about how hard it is and how much you hate it.

Music as a Mold: AIRA's Artistic Redemption

Max Dorfman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment
Max Dorfman

There's a lot of unbelievable things that happen in life--and really, the least believable are the bad things; the things we don't see coming, the things we can't and won't understand.