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The One Thing Everyone Will Have to Know to Be Happy

Thomas Reissmann | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Reissmann

I recently interviewed a hairdresser in Houston for a documentary on adversity. He gets to hear from people of all walks of life every day. It made ...

Struggle Or Do Something About It?

Kirsten Asher | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Kirsten Asher

I am a new business owner, and with this comes new challenges. I thought I had kicked things off as an entrepreneur with a bang, but found myself becoming distracted by all the fluff and empty promises.

MLK/David Bowie Tribute: Thoughts on Suffering and Truth

Annaliese Neale | Posted 01.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annaliese Neale

Ongoing depression. Bad breakups. People pleaser. Stressed about money. Estranged relationships. Anxiety. Burdened by the suffering of others. Having ...

Won't vs Can't--How Political Correctness Can Stunt Our Growth

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Lisa Ancona-Roach

If you're a regular reader of my blog, then you know I am a huge believer in kindness. This may lead you to conclude that I am also a supporter of pol...

5 Ways Our Life Experiences Bring Us Happiness and Success

Sean Ackerman | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Sean Ackerman

We all have experiences in life, some good, some bad. Life is hard, and things don't always go as planned. During those moments you have a choice to make, you can either give into the circumstances or use those experiences as a life lesson and overcome them.

#TeamNoSleep: When I Finally Stopped Thinking Not Sleeping Was Cool

Polly Irungu | Posted 01.12.2016 | College
Polly Irungu

Once I changed my sleeping pattern, I was able to be more productive throughout the day. I have never felt better; physically and mentally.

Shift From Self-Pity to Power

Amy Crumpton | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

You try to be a positive, grateful person, and you succeed sometimes. But just when you think you've got it all buttoned up, a thread unravels and you're suddenly standing in your emotional underwear.

The Choice to Live Boldly

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Life is uncertain -- for every single one of us. We are all gifted with the same type of borrowed time, only different journeys. It's how we choose to embrace our journey despite its uncontrollable uncertainties that allows us to truly live.

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 stocksnap.io 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
Metro

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.