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Encouragement

A Mother's Prayer Answered

Tenille Livingston | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tenille Livingston

Tyler Perry, who has inspired audiences near and far since his debut in 1992, but even with all of his success he still remains humble and passionate about his work while continuing to wow his critics and turn heads in Hollywood.

The Gifted Speaker -- It's Not a Question

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

What does up-inflecting mean? It means you are ending your statements with a question mark. Why is that a problem? It's a problem because now you sound unsure. Furthermore, you are unsure even about your name.

My Life In One Single, Sensational Syllable

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

These are the good days, the glory days, the slow-as-molasses days. These are the fast years, the wonder years, the how-do-I-find-words years.

Happy Valentine's Day, Dad

Abby Draper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Good News
Abby Draper

Some have even dubbed it a "movie-like" relationship as it seems to be rare for a father and daughter to be so close. There are many reasons I am grateful to you, but in honor of a day set aside for celebrating love, I wanted to thank you for a few.

A Love Letter To All The Tired Mamas Everywhere

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

I love that you now live in a house instead of a museum, that you have a rating system for the pain of stepping on Legos and still fight the good fight to get them to put the toilet seat down.

These Road Signs Will Give You The Direction You Need To Keep Going

Posted 01.24.2014 | 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...

It May Be Cold, But These Snow Messages Will Warm Your Heart

Posted 01.23.2014 | 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...

On Keeping the Faith

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Parenting is tough. Being married is tough. Running a household -- whether solo or with a partner -- is hard work. But I believe that I was created to do exactly what I'm doing right now. And so were you.

Change Your Shoes and Create Change... Thank You, Nelson Mandela

Kathy Andersen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Kathy Andersen

Nelson Mandela's passing is filled with so many lessons for humanity, and for each of us individually.

5 Lessons Learned From A Very Unlikely Source

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Virtues are our moral duties to each other and to ourselves. And as with any other precious element of life, virtues must be shared to be felt. Extend your highest virtues, your greatest parts of your self, and gift them to the world to feel them grow in your heart.

Yes to the Curves

Shaun Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Shaun Ross

As a male model I have always wondered about the taboo of fitness that the female model Industry holds. I have always wanted to know the stories or the truths (behind the scenes drama) to a female model"s life when it comes to looking your best.

3 Reminders for Times You Feel Stuck and Unmotivated

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

What you tell yourself has a powerful effect on what you set out to do. Talking to yourself productively by releasing the guilt, shame and frustration from your mental chatter is a great base for clarifying and accomplishing your goals.

Faith in Action: When #NeverForget Becomes Remember to Live Your Dreams

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Cecilia T. Capers

My friend put her dream on hold because of financial concerns hoping that time and the right circumstances would eventually work in her favor. Her life and untimely departure from this world left an indelible impression on me to pursue my aspirations.

8 Of The Most Encouraging Pieces Of Wisdom

Posted 09.13.2013 | 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...

Need a Perspective Change?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

If you've known me for a while or followed along on social media, you know that we have a 30-year-old son with Down Syndrome. His name is Adam. And let me tell you something... that boy has taught me some of THE MOST POWERFUL life lessons over the years.

Part 2: When Helping Our Kids Starts Hurting Them

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

I've come to believe that parenting our kids is a lot like teaching them to ride a bike. It's a process. We begin by strapping them to us as infants and we do all the peddling. Eventually, we remove the training wheels -- and now our help is a tender balance of support and letting go.

Dr. Seuss' Prescription For A Bad Day

Posted 07.24.2013 | 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...

God Is Pulling Me Through Depression

Stanice Anderson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Stanice Anderson

Maintaining long-term recovery from addiction is one thing. Add to that, a diagnosis of clinical depression and severe degenerative arthritis and we'r...

Today Was a Gift -- Until I Burned My Soup

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

It's days like today that I realize that sometimes the advice and outlook that I dish out from time to time isn't exactly the easiest to follow.

Every Mom Deserves Your Nod

Jenn Horton | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Moms of the World: Look up. There we are, looking back at you, nodding, smiling. You're in the thick of it, or it's just a thick day, and we get it.

The Pleasure and Pain of Rejection

Leslie Goshko | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

At one time or another we've all felt the bitch-slap of rejection, I'm no exception. The following are some excerpts from rejection letters I've recently received.

Don't Be Afraid To Be Fearless

Katherine Davey | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Katherine Davey

We all have goals and we all have fears about achieving them, but it's how we handle those fears that determine whether or not -- and how quickly -- we get there.

LOOK: Happiness Graffiti To Brighten Your Day

Amy Shearn | Posted 04.10.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Sometimes you just need a little reminder that happiness is closer than you think. Maybe even right there on the sidewalk beneath you...

Show Me the Half-Full Glass

Lai-Lai Jenkins | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lai-Lai Jenkins

If you can't seem to see the glass half-full, surround yourself with people that can. Find a supportive community; look for people with similar interests who understand you and will be able to provide you with the encouraging words you need to hear.

The Importance of Applause

Randi Miller | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Randi Miller

People often wonder aloud why other people choose to get up on stage at karaoke, or perform in front of other people in a play or give a speech at a fundraiser, and it's always difficult for me to see why it's so hard for them to understand.