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It’s Time to Put Emotional Fitness on The Curriculum

I often worry about the younger generation and all the pollution they have to take care of. The seas, the air, the digital landscape: nothing is easy about navigating those issues, and we still don’t teach resilience, mental strength and emotional strategies at schools – right where they SHOULD be taught. Emotional fitness is your best armor against all of life’s challenges. When you’re emotionally fit, there’s nothing that can throw you off course because you’ve cultivated the inner-strength to block difficulties from infiltrating your mission and affecting your purpose.... Read More...

How to Overcome Risk Aversion in Life

What makes people prone to risk aversion in life? Recently I was speaking to a friend, in her early 40s, who commented that she gets older, the more she's scared of taking a risk. She figured that she has MORE to lose now, and the thought of doing something bold, like quitting her job, following her dreams, or taking bigger actions just became more and more daunting. And it's a common complaint. We refer to people who are young as 'young, free and single,' and we tell them to 'do it while you can.' But it's not a complaint I agree with.... Read More...

4 Ways to Save Time on Your Morning Coffee Routine

Most of the time-saving tips that you will encounter on the web revolve around how you should avoid making your cup of coffee yourself and instead be a regular customer at your local coffee shop. But what if you still want to make coffee at home? Avoiding the potentially long line could save you time on its own. Here are the top four ways to save time on your morning coffee routine.... Read More...

This Phrase Will Help You Overcome all Your Fears

Our desire to protect ourselves can be both our strength and growing edge, at the same time. My fear is my strength when it acts as an inner safety manager and allows me to protect myself from people and situations that might hurt me. My fear becomes my growing edge when I permit it to keep me from making career and personal choices that are life-giving. Our fear can serve us well in life, as long as we don’t let it control all our decisions.... Read More...

Navigating the Quarter-Life Crisis & How to Make Smart Career Choices

If you are in your 20s and you find yourself feeling hopeless, depressed, frustrated and in a way clueless about what you should be doing with your life, you might be going through a quarter-life crisis. According to The Guardian, around 86% of millennials feel insecure, disappointed, and lonely. This is why the feeling you’re having is – unfortunately – nothing unusual. However, there are things you could do that might help you deal with the crisis, especially with the part about your career. So, if you feel like you could use some help getting through this period, here are a couple of things you should know.... Read More...

One Simple Reason WHY Most People Never Get What They Want

Your dream job. Financial freedom. More awesome mates. A great relationship. Location independence. A drop-dead healthy and stunning body. World peace. I don't think many people would complain about being able to tick off the above list of accomplishments from their bucket list...but the percentage of people that have them is few, and having ALL of them, even fewer!... Read More...

5 Reasons Limiting Screen-Time Will Benefit Your Health

In this day and age, nearly all aspects of our lives are digitalized. Everything must be recorded, Snapchatted, tweeted or Instagrammed. People are even obsessed with sharing pictures of the food they eat at restaurants (they won’t even touch their food without getting a picture.) It’s hard to put the finger on when we started being so dependable on our phones. But the fact of the matter is, we spend hours on end on our phones, and there are some deleterious effects of this habit.... Read More...

How Millennials Are Changing the Career Building Game

We are currently at a crossroads work-force wise. There are currently 92 million millennials in the US alone and approximately 1.8 billion worldwide. It is also estimated that by the year 2025, they will account for 75% of the entire workforce. To say that they are a force to be reckoned with would be a huge understatement. Perhaps it is this amount of power, besides the fact that they’re still sort of an enigma, that frightens older generations, but as baby boomers retire and millennials take their place, change is sure to come.... Read More...

The Secret to Happiness: How to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

The secret to happiness: the topic I often discuss with my coaching clients and write about in my articles.  My journey on seeking for happiness started nine years ago when I hit the rock bottom. I was depressed, I dropped out of college and had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I felt stuck, without the hope of ever meeting the man of my dreams, and my health also started going bad.... Read More...

Why Criticizing People Never Inspires Them to Change

Do you ever criticize the people in your life, hoping it will get them to change themselves or their behavior? When people act in ways that turn you off, do you ever find fault with them by condemning them for what they’re “doing wrong”? And furthermore, have you ever stopped to consider the reasoning behind criticizing others, hoping it will change them? Or how do you react when someone criticizes you?... Read More...

How Gratitude Can Offer Perspective and Solace

My son’s response triggered a wave of emotion in me. I was glad too, to still be able to be there for him. But there is more. While there are other lessons that I could extract from this experience, such as the temporal nature of life and why one should live courageously, no lesson shone brighter to me in this instance than that of being grateful. Gratitude can offer an incredible perspective and solace.... Read More...

The Most Valuable Life Lessons from Moving to New York

"New York is not for the faint of heart. It will push you, pull you and make you wonder why you moved here in the first place. But that’s the beauty of this city. It will shape you and make you stronger, but you’ve got to be willing to struggle through it. People come to New York City with an idea that it’s all sunshine and rainbows, and leave just as quickly as they came."... Read More...

Are You Really THAT Busy to Enjoy Your Life?

Pausing; slowing down; reflecting; writing, experiences that deeply nourish my soul, are stolen by my louder, more urgent, fear of not having enough time, and not getting all of my ‘work’ done. As the thought swell rises, I feel my chest tighten, my breath shortens, the space between thoughts getting smaller, and the all-too-familiar anxiety and irritability set in. I become a less expanded version of myself: stressed, tight, and withheld.... Read More...

You Can Find True Happiness: 6 Helpful Tips

Some of us might assume that happiness is as natural as day is to night, and so it should be. But for some others, like I used to be, if you’ve never known how to be happy, or if you’ve always been snuffed when you appeared happy, you start to learn that it’s not right to be happy. Worse still, if your life has just been a series of unfortunate events and traumas, you simply can’t feel happy...... Read More...

Tech That Makes Your Life Easier

Unfortunately, saying no isn't always an option and instead more gets added to our list. We may not be able to slow down to the well-deserved rest we’re looking for, but we can take steps to make our life easier. Why not start with some fun tech tools that simplify time in the kitchen to relaxing at work. Here’s how to get started.... Read More...

5 Steps That Will Turn Your Breakup Into a Breakthrough

Have you ever begged someone to stay? Like, literally got on the floor and begged? I did that once after I discovered my husband was having an affair. I didn’t beg straight away. First I was angry. I ranted and raged and then I questioned; “Do you love her? Was she better than me? Is she beautiful?”  I asked all the crazy things that you want to know when your heart has been broken into a million little pieces.... Read More...

Trust Interrupted: One Choice You Need to Make After Betrayal

Trust Interrupted. When someone breaks your trust, betrays you, your first reaction is mild disbelief. Back in 2003, In my first unpublished book, I noted that trust is a precious brick of gold too heavy to place in someones shaking hands… it appeared to be true over the years – I’d give that ‘golden brick of trust’waiting for it to drop, and as all self-fulfilling prophecies = it would come true. Time in and again.... Read More...

Pay Attention: 5 Thinking Patterns That Don’t Serve You

Critiquing someone’s thinking patterns is seen as rude and quite frankly, a lot of the time it won’t make a difference. That’s because, as humans, there are a few incorrect thinking patterns that we find ourselves feeding into because societal cues and our own experiences have told us it’s okay to. “Everyone must come to the realization of what thoughts do not serve them,” I explained. Here are some such thinking patterns.... Read More...

How an International Exchange Can Make Your Life Better

I’ve always cherished my dual background, as having both Norwegian and French ancestry has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to safeguard your roots while yearning to explore other cultures. Since I grew up in the far north, where summer days never end, and winter nights persist for weeks, my inner Viking craved for sunshine. So, despite my family’s complaints, I embarked on a student exchange journey all the way to the other hemisphere, where sunshine steals a better part of the year and I strongly believed there was an unspoken promise of happiness no matter where you land.... Read More...

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