Better Living

One key to better living is to look for wisdom in many places. Heeding wise words of life advice can help improve your health, increase your sense of wellness, and bring joy into each day. Good life advice can also fill you up in the literal sense, when it includes recipes for foods that nurture the body and spirit.

Embracing winter

3 Reasons to Hold Your Head Up High in Winter

Physically and emotionally, you benefit from keeping yourself lifted and strong all winter long.

Author and former judge Debra H. Goldstein

Murder, She Wrote: Could This Judge Juggle Two Careers?

She put aside her dreams of being a writer for a law career. But could she simultaneously pursue both occupations?  

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1950s teens line up for the polio vaccine

His Son's Brave Battle to Recover from Polio Bolstered a Father's Faith

In this story from the October 1954 issue of Guideposts, a father writes a touching letter to his son.

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Egli and her daughter, Natalia, in autumn 2019

Her Daughter's Courage in Facing Cancer Bolstered Her Faith

This mother was inspired by her child’s insistence on living life to the fullest, despite multiple cancer diagnoses.

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An artist's rendering of Jochebed from Guideposts’ Ordinary Women of the Bible

New from Guideposts Books: Ordinary Women of the Bible

An inspiring new fiction series imagines the fascinating lives of the Bible’s lesser-known women, including Moses’ mother, Jochebed.

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How to rest when you have the flu

How to Get Enough Rest When You’re Sick

It’s hard to step out of your routine for a few days, but deep rest is the fastest road to healing.

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Courtesy of Laura McKowen

Laura McKowen on the ‘Magic’ of Sobriety

The ‘We Are the Luckiest’ author shares how faith and a new perspective helped her recover from alcohol abuse.

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Journalist and broadcaster Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall on the People Who Influence Her Faith Life

The popular talk show host gets personal, discussing those who inspire her every day.

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Egli Colón Stephens (right) and daughter Natalia Harris

A Daughter and Mother on Staying Positive Through Cancer

Supermodel Natalia Harris shares how she relies on faith, good nutrition and the support of her mom to get her through her diagnosis. 

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Before every show, I ask God to make sure my words have meaning and that people feel included, Tamron Hall says.

Tamron Hall: Speaking Out on Behalf of Domestic Violence Victims

After her sister was murdered, the broadcast journalist was inspired to shine a light on the widespread issue of domestic abuse.

Clear water with glowing light in a woman's hands.

4 Unexplained, Present-Day Miracles

Cancer going into remission, a mysterious diagnosis healed⁠—and many other miraculous recoveries. 

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How to be authentically compassionate

How to Recognize and Avoid ‘Toxic Positivity’

Three tips for ditching false optimism and embracing true positivity. 

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Creative uses for plastic bags

A Fun, Easy Craft that Will Reduce Your Plastic Bag Use

Making “plarn” or plastic yarn can transform an environmental mess into useful, beautiful things.

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Cindy Abel

How ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ Shaped One Family’s Future

Cindy Abel shares the impact Dr. Norman Vincent Peale had on her father—and their entire family.

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