Life Advice

We rarely need meaningful life advice more than when we are coping with grief, but we can benefit from advice at many times in our lives. Tips on how to manage stress or be your best self can reignite your life purpose, from refreshing your work life to improving relationships to fostering confidence and self-esteem.

Get real and be happy

How Being a Realist Can Make You Happy

Researchers have found that realism is the approach that brings the most lasting, long-term happiness.

A woman working from her home office.

Create a Peaceful Home Office

Declutter, add some plants, choose ample lighting and other ways to be productive while working at home.

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An online book club.

9 Ways to Support Your Community During Tough Times

Shop locally, volunteer, buy gift cards and other ways to connect with those around you during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Feeling self-compassion

4 Compassionate Ways to Ease Up on Yourself

Practice self-kindness and give yourself space to get through hard times with these simple tips.

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How to have a positive outlook

How to Look Ahead with Real—Not Fake—Positivity

A new season brings a fresh wave of worry about the future of the pandemic. Here’s how to name it, claim it and reframe it.

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Contentment come winter

What Will Nourish Your Spirit Come Winter?

How to embrace “the ant and the grasshopper” thinking and make a positive impact on those around you in the coming months.

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Vote 2020

Why It’s So Important to Vote

If prayer is our greatest exercise of faith, the vote is our greatest expression of free speech.

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A golden palomino Pegasus. Illustration by JESÚS SOTÉS

How Her Horse Helped Her Connect with God

She compared the golden palomino mare that had comforted her through her difficult childhood to Pegasus.

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Sandy Blair, founder of Operation WEBS

Sandy Blair on Helping Military Women Transition to Civilian Life

After experiencing her own struggles in transitioning away from the military, she came up with a way to help other women have an easier time of it.

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Autumn forest

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

Love conquers fear

How to Shove Fear to the Side

It’s all a matter of focus. And in this case, love is the target.

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Campfire inspiration

A Powerful and Positive Insight from a Campfire

Fireside, we watch wood burn down—but we also witness it bursting open to reveal the beauty within.

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Edith Eger, author of The Gift

How to Break Free of Limiting Beliefs

Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger offers tools for finding release from our personal prisons.

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Family wearing masks

The Gift of a Day in the Middle of a Pandemic

Not losing sight of the pockets of joy, gratitude and grace that each day holds.

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