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He Cheated, And I Married Him Anyways

Joey Schleicher | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Joey Schleicher

There it is. The ugly truth in black and white. That elephant in the room I am trying to let go and forgive him for daily. He cheated.

All We Have is Struggle

Arthur Camins | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Arthur Camins

It's the morning after. Almost half of the nation deserves some indulgence for despair, disgust and disappointment- but not for too long. We have now...

The Fight With My Husband That Lead To An Amazing Epiphany

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.24.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of repentance, had barely been over for 14 hours and I was already fighting with my husband. Has my Teflon-coated mind not retained a single shred of serenity? Repentance? Determination to be better? To do better?

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Ellie Newman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Don't believe everything you think, and absolutely don't believe everything other people think. What is true for someone else may or may not be true for you.

Facing Our Giants: The Question of America's Most Hated Candidates

Katie Buerger | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Katie Buerger

Regardless of the outcome in November, these issues and these personal questions are not going to go away. Stop hiding from them. Stop hiding from these questions so that when you stand up and stand by someone, you have firm ground to stand on; so that when you live your faith, it means something and you know what it means.

5 Strategies To Help You Close The Confidence Gap

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Whether you want to stand up to your annoying sister-in-law or just raise your hand more in meetings, here are five strategies to practice to close the confidence gap:

Why Is It So Hard To Relax?

Terri Britt | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

I have some upcoming work deadlines and my head kept ruminating about them. If I'm honest with myself, I was unaware of what my mind was doing. I wasn't paying attention. All I knew was that I didn't feel as if the day was fulfilling my expectations of feeling joyful and relaxed.

Taking Stock of the Now: An Anthropological Persepctive

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Silly season in America is going into high gear. The webs of fiction that spinners spin at our national political conventions--both Democratic (DNC) ...

Barbara Williams And 'The Hope In Leaving'

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

On this week's episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with acclaimed Canadian actress, musician and author Barbara Williams.

3 Foundational Lessons You'll Learn Going Through Struggle

Adam Gilad | Posted 06.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Gilad

There will be experiences in your life that you'll look back on and describe them as defining moments in your life. You may not see them at the momen...

We All Fight the Undertow

Ashford Evans | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Ashford Evans

My point is that no matter what you see on the surface strong waters run deep and you never know what was there before you. If we could all take a moment to crawl outside of ourselves and be just a little more human the world would be a much different place.

Parents of Children With Autism, Let's Stop Making Excuses

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Cecilie Aslaksen

If you take care of all your needs, physically and mentally, then you will be able to fully care for your special needs child. And believe me, your child needs you in every possible area of his or her life, but you need to help yourself before you can help others.

Poop Happens -- Don't Be Afraid of the Mess!

Sharon C. Jenkins | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon C. Jenkins

It's your choice to look for the beauty in the middle of a struggle. Don't be afraid of the mess; it's a temporary situation at worst, and you just might find the best of you in the midst of it all.

Should You Disclose Your Struggles to Your Friends?

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Gurdeep Pandher

All in all, confiding in a friend about struggling with some aspect of life is a meaningful and helpful process for alleviating the pain of emotions, but only with the right person.

Are You Addicted to Suffering and Struggle?

Anna Anderson | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna Anderson

The most profound "aha" moment in my research and work in the personal development space over the past decades was when my intuitive suspicion and a v...

The Overcomer

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

So here we are again, wobbling. But this is a mental wobble with more risk than anything she's ever had to experience. I can feel the struggle she's experiencing by just watching her.

Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

Your Brokenness Is Beautiful

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 03.09.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Tamika Schilbe

A few days ago a badly injured bald eagle dropped from the sky outside my house while my dogs and I were relaxing in the sun. Immobilized but very muc...

How Letting Go of Being Controlling Pays Off

Mila Atmos | Posted 02.28.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mila Atmos

Trusting that I have the resources and the skills to deal with a potential problem gave me the opportunity to overcome my fear. I felt empowered and in control. Just as in skiing, so it is in our daily lives.

Developing Identity as a Muslim Immigrant Woman in America

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.22.2017 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

Being a Muslim immigrant in the United States means growing up in a community where no one looks like you. It means going through an education system that wasn't built for people like you. It means growing up a thousand miles away from aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.

How Is Your Life Going? 3 Reasons You May Be Struggling

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I happen to strongly believe that when good people suffer greatly, it means they have a great destiny and mission in this lifetime to fulfill. It isn't enough to just talk the talk, we have to walk the walk and put ourselves in other people's shoes if we are meant to make a huge difference in this world.

The Fall

Erin Parker | Posted 02.08.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Parker

I now understand why people live a comfortable life. With every ounce of my being, I get it, but the thought of not fighting terrified me more than any fall I will take.

The One Thing Everyone Will Have to Know to Be Happy

Thomas Reissmann | Posted 01.29.2017 | 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 hi...

Struggle Or Do Something About It?

Kirsten Asher | Posted 01.21.2017 | 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 01.20.2017 | 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 ...