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.

Gale Sayers (left) and Brian Piccolo

Guideposts Classics: Gale Sayers on the Power of Courage

In this story from October 1971, author and NFL legend Gale Sayers pays tribute to the courage and indomitable spirit of his dear friend and teammate, Brian Piccolo.

Dog running on the beach

How to Call Blessings into Your Life

A funny story with an inspiring lesson for hard times.

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Recovery counselor Sidney H. Smith III

Sidney Smith Offers Advice on Recovery

The recovery counselor offers advice for those who are struggling with addiction and loved ones and friends who wish to offer them support and encouragement.

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Rev. Earl Johnson

A Red Cross Chaplain's Advice for Comforting Others

Rev. Earl Johnson shares how we can each help to bring comfort and support to others during the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Author Cliff Shiepe

Cliff Shiepe on Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Author Cliff Shiepe shares the lessons he's learned from health challenges he’s experienced since sharing his story with Guideposts in 2012.

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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.

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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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Apples with honey

3 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Fall with Honey

The sweet labors of our friends the bees can enrich and enliven our fall menus.

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American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall

The Importance of Mental Health in the Agricultural Community

American Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall is helping farmers and ranchers take control of their mental health one conversation at a time.

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Focusing on the present

Why Positive Thinking Works Best When You Stay in the Here and Now

The pandemic is edging out “toxic positivity” in favor of authentic, grounded optimism.

Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Guideposts' VP of Ministries explores how the Serenity Prayer can positively impact your life, whether or not you are dealing with an addiction or are in a 12-step program.

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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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An older woman stretching in her home.

The Benefits of Being Active

Lower your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases with these quick stretching exercises.

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