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.

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A Divine Dream of Her Departed Husband

Proof that their love endured, to heaven and back.

Colin Powell in 1991; Photo by Jerome Delay/Staff, Getty Images

Guideposts Classics: Colin Powell on the Value of Dedication

In this story from November 1991, the former U.S. Secretary of State reminds us that whatever we do in life, someone is always watching.

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How to Budget and Save with a Daily Print Planner

Track your expenses, save for retirement, and create a spending plan by writing it all down.

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How an Award-Winning Baker Came to Embrace a Life of Prayer

The 2019 winner of ABC’s The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition found his calling through a pair of disciplines: baking and prayer.

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Cathy Heying, founder of Lift Garage;video by Matthew Gilson

An Unlikely Mechanic's Tips for Second-Act Careers

Cathy Heying, founder and executive director of a non-profit auto repair shop that serves low-income people in Minnesota, offers advice on how you can recognize when it's time to follow a new direction in life.

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5 Ways to Use a Daily Planner to Grow Your Faith

Schedule time to connect with God and strengthen your prayer practice.

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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 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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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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How Gratitude Can Help You Move on from Heartbreak

No matter the magnitude of the loss, you can choose to feel God’s presence.

Breaching whale

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 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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A day of rest

Why Resting Is an Act of Holiness

There’s a reason the fourth commandment tells us to observe a Sabbath day.

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Setting boundaries

Set Better Boundaries by Letting Go of Toxic Positivity

When we stop pretending we’re always ok, we can be clearer about what we have to offer ourselves and others.

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This Quilt Pattern Became a Source of Comfort in Her Grief

Her mother had passed without saying the three words she longed to hear. Would she find the connection longed for?

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An illustration of two faces connected by a dove; Illustration By Sandra Dionisi

3 Mysterious Stories of Divinely Crossed Paths

They were part of their loved ones’ journeys from this life to the next…

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