happiness

How to Let Go of the Fear of Uncertainty & Be Free

As a law student and lawyer, I tried to think my way to a better life. I tried to think my way out of my depression. I failed completely. By the time I realized I had to stop thinking, I was mired in student debt, working at a job I hated, and taking pills every day just to get by. I still take antidepressants, but the other things have changed. How? I had to let go of my ruminating, overthinking rational self, and let intuition guide me to the answer. When you listen, the small voice of intuition speaks wise words.

What It Means to Be Authentic and How to Do It

I want to invite us all to revel in who we are. Approve of yourself. Approve of your so-called ‘weaknesses’ as well as your strengths. Rather than spending all your time trying to compensate for what doesn’t come naturally to you, find ways to capitalize on what does. It’s so much easier and more enjoyable to boot.

How to Be Selfish and Happy at the Same Time

Being selfish (in a good way) is a conscious choice you can make to refrain from any action or interpretation that is harmful to you. The reality is that to be truly happy, sometimes you need to put "you" first. So, if you decide to take extra good care of yourself and be happier, become more selfish in the way you treat your Human (emotions, body, and mind.) That’s the kind of selfishness I think we can all embrace.

Does Money Bring Happiness? Answered Honestly

When you ask children what they want to be when they grow up, they never seem to be short on ideas. Creative, far-fetched, and full of hope, they fearlessly tell you that they want to become: firefighters, superheroes, astronauts, athletes. This is because their brains haven't developed enough to over-think each situation until paralysis sets in and saps their will to imagine...

Have You Skipped Saying These 6 Things to Your Partner Today?

We’ve probably all been told at one point or another that “relationships take work.” But what does this really mean? Time and attention to the relationship and our partner can be confused with difficulties and struggle as we skip over the deceptively simple conversation that leaves us feeling understood, respected, and cared for...

No More Nightmares: Empowering Lesson From a Bad Dream

I had a dream within a dream today. Something that happens quite often. Have you ever had the feeling that you should learn something, you know it makes sense (for everyone else) and yet you haven't experienced its magnitude on yourself? "Learn to appreciate what you have before time makes you appreciate what you had".

6 Steps Towards Peace and Contentment

Once upon a time, there was a season for resolutions and realignment. Nowadays, that season is every day. This shift of focus created a powerful revolution in my life. I started being nice to myself, forgiving the blemishes, leaving room for growth and encouraging the best. It was a love revolution. The ugly parts suddenly weren’t so bad, and the bad parts really weren’t so bad after all. Best of all, I felt – well – perfect. Perfect just as is. How did I do it? By following these basic steps....

Discovering Happiness: Life-Changing Advice That You Need

Currently we are all being inundated with new ideas on what we can do to feel happier. There are so many concepts to pursue and test that it's not surprising that we freeze in the face of all this information. What we need is to use what we know about lean thinking and apply it to our personal happiness...

How to Deal With Emotional Baggage Effectively

All That You Can't Leave Behind...Why can’t you move on and let the past go? What is it with us and that enormous emotional baggage that we tend to carry around? Imagine yourself standing in the heavy pouring rain with an empty bucket. The longer we stand there holding the bucket, the heavier it gets. It gets heavier rather quickly, doesn't it? How long can we hold it for? There comes a point in time when we need to release it before it gets too overwhelming...

5 Reasons Taking People Seriously Can Change Your Life

5 Reasons Taking People Seriously Can Change Your Life. “I’d like to give thanks for this meal,” I announced at the dinner table. In my second grade class, I had just learned the importance of being grateful, and thought my parents would be proud of me. I bowed my head and closed my eyes. Then, I heard chuckles. When I opened my eyes, I saw Mom and Dad giving me the same look they reserved for a puppy. “You’re so cute,” they said. My seven-year-old self became angry. I didn’t intend to be “cute.” This was serious business! All I wanted was to be taken seriously; to make a contribution. As years passed, I realized I wasn’t the only one feeling this way. All of us want to feel that we’re making a difference in the world, or at least in someone’s life, and yet, we forget that everyone around us also feels this way. Creating deep and long-lasting human connections is possible only when...