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.

Edward Grinnan

The Journey of Recovery: Making Peace with the Past

In a Jesus Calling podcast, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan makes a discovery.

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How to ‘Hold Space’ for a Healthy Relationship with Others

Patience and radical acceptance are ingredients for deeper, authentic connections with friends and family.

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6 Safe and Effective Exercises for Seniors

Incorporating these moves into your daily routine can improve your overall health and prevent slips and falls.

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The 'next normal'

How to Embrace ‘the Next Normal’

Change is a constant we can and should expect—and even embrace.

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Anniversary of 9/11

On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, What Do We Yearn For?

The Jewish “Days of Awe” offer wisdom to help us reflect on the loss of that September morning.

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Back to school

A Parent Powers Up Her Positive Thinking for Back-to-School Season

Stepping back into a new school year asks us to remember the lessons that sustain our authentically positive outlooks.

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10 Ways to Make the Most of the Last Days of Summer

From making a peach cobbler to reading a book, make every last warm day count with these fun activities. 

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Lemonade—Savor the Last Sips of Summer

Here are fresh, new ways to enjoy this delicious quencher.

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Caesar Samayoa, Sharon Wheatley, Q. Smith and Tony LePage in “Come From Away,” on Apple TV+.

The Broadway Hit 'Come From Away' Comes to the Screen

The true story of how the small Canadian town of Gander helped stranded passengers on 9/11. 

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Spiritual autumn

Finding Spiritual Sustenance in the Fall Foliage

Nature can heal us—and challenge us. Authentically positive thinkers embrace both these truths.

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How Whales Can Help Us Be Better People

The ocean may be vast, but we’re all in it together.

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Small Ways to Stay Active and Motivated Every Day

Learn how to get past mental and physical roadblocks when exercising.

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Glasses with a scenic view in the lenses; Illustration by Daniel Lievano

How a Fond Memory of Her Son Sustained Her

Drug addiction took her son. But a chance encounter with another child reminded her to open her eyes to God’s many miracles.

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How Mr. Rogers Changed Her Life

She would never forget the kind words the beloved TV icon said to her.

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Small losses

Why No Loss Is Too Small to Grieve

Grief isn’t always tied to a big event. For a healthy outlook, there are small moments to be acknowledged as well.

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Rick Hamlin

Lessons from a Life-Saving Surgery

Through the turmoil of a week-long hospital stay, thoughts on suffering, trust and comfort.

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