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.

A road with sunshine at the end.

Mourning and Moving On: Growing through Grief 

A pastor reflects on civil rights, loss and the Biblical case for coping with it all.

Butterflies/ Illustration by Jim Tsinganos

These Butterflies Brought Comfort from Beyond

Three stories of grieving people who all found solace from butterflies that flew into their lives at just the right time.

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Elise Ballard/Photo credit: Ersin Karabulut

A Conversation with an Epiphany Expert

Elise Ballard has written a book about these divine revelations and how sudden insight can change your life.

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Looking back with grace

How to Look Back at Life with Grace, Not Regret

Yes, there have been times in our lives when we've messed up. But God’s love has always remained. 

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Miriam Green

Miriam Green on Her Life in Beer Sheva, Israel

Miriam Green, an American-Israeli living in Israel, shares the history of her adopted home and explains what inspired her to emigrate to Israel years ago.

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Feeling empowered

4 Easy Ways to Feel More Empowered

Keep helplessness at bay and find true confidence with these simple tips.

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8 Tools to Help You Combat Anxiety

Healthy ways to cope with stress and heightened emotions.

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Grizzly bear

Tips to Help You Stay Safe from Wildlife While Hiking

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear on your hike? How about a rattlesnake, coyote, or even an angry goat?

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Writing a letter

3 Beautiful Gifts of a Hand-Written Letter

With less ability to spend time together in person, putting pen to paper is a time-tested way to show your loved ones they’re in your heart and on your mind.

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Chuck wagon chef Kent Rollins

This Chuck Wagon Chef Followed His Heart—and His Stomach

He's dedicated his life to keeping the art of cooking for cowboys alive and well. 

Lasting change

How to Make a Commitment to Lasting Change

When you want to take your life in a different direction, these three tips will guide you.

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9 Tips from Guideposts Readers for Handling Social Isolation

Guideposts readers share how they are finding community and positivity while social distancing. 

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Finding meaning

A Powerful Tool for Finding Meaning in Your Life

A therapist’s technique helps us understand how painful experiences and positivity can co-exist.

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Young woman celebrating her graduation virtually

6 Creative Ways to Celebrate This Year’s Graduates

Readers share how they are making graduation ceremonies special while social distancing. 

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