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.

How to be fully present

Trying to Stay Present? Here's an Easy Way to Ground Yourself

Show up for yourself right where you are with the simple “5, 4, 3, 2, 1 technique.”

Music and productivity

How to Use Music to Boost Your Productivity

Calm classics or energizing powerhouses can take your productivity up several notches.

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Edward and Gracie

Why Acceptance Is a Big Part of Recovery

In sobriety, being “cured” doesn’t play a role. But peace and serenity do.

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Authentic positivity

How to Find Optimism and Hope in the Darkest of Places

It’s called “tragic optimism,” and is a meaningful, positive response to real suffering in life.

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Edward Grinnan

Free from Guideposts: A Daily Devotions Booklet on Recovery

Whether you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this collection of 60 devotionals offers a message of hope and inspiration.

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"Ha" breathing

A Simple Breathing Exercise to Energize Your Day

“Ha breath” powers up your body and mind by reminding you to breathe out loud.

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An illustration of a single airplane flying through the clouds; Illustration by Tatsuro Kiuchi

They Took Direct Flights to Heaven

Our blogger recalls how his mother and a beloved parishioner both died quickly and peacefully.

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A steaming coffee cup; Illustration by Traci Daberko

How She Helped a Pastor Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

She healed from the sadness of her father’s alcoholism by befriending a clergyman years later.

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Jocelynn James Edmonds with friend and father figure, Terrell Potter; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

She Donated a Kidney to the Cop Who Arrested Her

After years of drug abuse, she finally got sober. But she had no idea what God had in store for her.

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Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor in Chief

Guideposts Readers: Our Biggest Blessing and Inspiration

How your outpouring of care and support helps us make the world a better place through hope, faith and prayer.

Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Re-energize with the 'Ha Breath'

The author of the Guideposts blog, A Positive Path, shares a breathing technique that will help you be more alert and energetic.

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Jars of bean sprouts

Grow Sprouts for Fast, Easy Countertop Gardening

Sprouting seeds is the very definition of simple, edible and satisfying indoor gardening.

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Police chaplain John Revell of Building Community and Chief Moss

Building Bridges Within the Communities They Serve

Building Community, a nationwide program—created by a Connecticut police chaplain—brings neighborhoods together through police-led projects and events.

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Tzadziki, savory yogurt dipping sauce

Delicious Ways to Use Yogurt as a Savory Sauce

This creamy, tangy treat isn’t just for breakfast anymore.

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