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Unconditional Love

Finding Legacy in a Spoonful of Peas

Shandra Carlson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

freeimages.com/martarostek "More peas, I think," as I asked what he wanted to eat next. I sang at his retirement celebration 14 years earlier and no...

Tea in the Garden of Unconditional Love

Padma Gordon | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

It is a blustery, warm, rainbow-filled day and I welcome a moment for quiet reflection to explore more fully what it means to stay present as spirit ...

'And So I Prayed': My Letter (and Prayer) to My Teenagers

Carolyn Maul | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Carolyn Maul

It is about being 21 years old and knowing that something HAD to change. And quick. It is about being 21 years old and having had too many close calls. It is about being too old for those short years.

The Best Christmas Gift for the Seriously Ill and the Grieving: Your Time While Being Fully Present

Dianne Gray | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Dianne Gray

Please give the gift of your time to that very special person in your life and please be mindfully present while doing so. I promise you at some point down the road, you'll look back with an incredible feeling that you too, had your own Christmas miracle reveal itself-- in a most magical, unexpected way.

Dear Daughter: You Are Not a Toy to Be Played With

Kimberly Muench | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Kimberly Muench

I have no doubt there will be times when you will wish you had been born to another mother. But if I do my job well, with strength, compassion, and consistency, there will come a day when you will thank me for being the mother you needed to help you become the woman I know God intends you to be.

The 'Big Picture' Message Of The Elf On The Shelf

Kimberly Muench | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Kimberly Muench

I want my children's behavior to reflect their individual nature and their internal desire to share with others the unconditional love they receive every day.

Christmas Past, Presence and Future

Sue Crites | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Crites

As the holidays approach, for those celebrating Christmas, the season of giving and receiving is upon us. I love traditions and certain pastimes are i...

6 Ways to Have the Best Holiday Season Ever

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Love is about connection, and a strong connection requires three things: emotional honesty, a lack of judgment and an open heart. Here are six ways you can put love back into your holidays.

How to Experience More Love

Lyn Mac | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lyn Mac

According to David Hawkins, author of Letting Go, The Pathway to Surrender, only 0.04 percent of the population experience unconditional love. You ma...

Self-Love Is Unconditional And It Can Give You the World You Desire. Here's Why...

Karuna Patel | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karuna Patel

Self-Love is supposed to be easy right? We can love our pet, our kids, our spouse, and our work then why do we have a difficult time loving our self? ...

Freedom Is Not What We Think It Is

Jassica Nia | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jassica Nia

As most of us might have experienced, I grew up within the chains of culture, and grew up needing to conform to expectations of others and needing t...

Ever Heard a Beatboxing Harpist? Phillip King's Unconditional Love Frequency Campaign Hums in the City of Angels

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

Los Angeles is a city full of characters, and Phillip King is no exception. A tall man who exudes positivity in his seemingly permanent ear-to-ear smile, Phillip has been bringing his distinct style to different corners of the city for the past few years, becoming something of a fixture for locals.

A Beautiful Thing Happened When I Came Out To My Grandparents

Amanda Hite | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amanda Hite

When I think about the type of unconditional love we hope to receive from others when we come out and the type of unconditional love we hope to share with another for the rest of our lives, I think of my grandparents. That's the type of love we come out for.

Baby Girl... Big Sister

Reem Kassis | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Two months. That's how long my first-born has before life as she knows it transforms forever. Her baby sister is due in nine weeks and my beautiful Yasmeen will no longer be "the baby." She will become "the big sister."

Separating Me from Them

Melissa Roy | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

I carried them in my body for 40 weeks, each. My body created them from two half-cells into tiny but whole people. They are my everything and I will never stop fighting for them as they make their way through this big, wonderful world, even if I do it silently in the shadows.

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Day 1 was rough. Awkwardness oozed from my lips as I stared into my eyes -- eyes that showed sadness, fatigue, loneliness, and guilt -- and uttered, "I love you." I felt like a used car salesman trying to unload a clunker to the girl in the mirror.

How To Change Toxic Family Communication

David Kanegis | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Everyone has experienced moments of feeling smothered or frustrated by the interference and advice of a concerned family member. However, often out of a sense of worry family members tend to invade personal space. When this happens the communication dynamic changes and may become toxic.

What Does It All Mean? Does Wonder Exist?

Ama Nkwa | Posted 06.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

Wonder and enchantment has always come when I've been willing to be open, vulnerable and loving. I have never thought, "Wow, I'm glad I was unkind the...

Google This: Jean Vanier and What It Means to Be Human

David Briggs | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

What kind of a world would it be if the stories and ideas that captured our attention reflected our common humanity? What if key search engine optimization terms were words like kindness, tenderness, forgiveness and humility?

How I Know I Love My Children

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

It's easy to love another human when life is good, but it truly is the hardest times that bring out true love.

How to Defeat Sadness Over the Loss of Your Animal in One Easy Step

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo of Lucky by Greg Frucci, April 2015 "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." -- Aristotle Even though I purchased Lucky from a ...

My Children Are My Greatest Teachers

Marci Baron | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Marci Baron

It is this unconditional love for them that has taught me to accept, love and even value the not-so-wonderful parts of myself.

As His Wife Goes Blind, Loving Husband Secretly Does This Sweet Gesture Every Day

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

Unconditional love knows no boundaries. In this short film called “Blind Devotion,” produced by the Jubilee Project, we see a married couple r...

This Is What Adult Love Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living

What does it take to make a romantic relationship work? A new video from The School Of Life, a London-based organization that centers on emotional ...

Is True Love Unconditional?

Posted 02.12.2015 | Books

The following is an excerpt from On Romantic Love: Simple Truths About a Complex Emotion by Berit Brogaard. The text proposes that love can be rationa...