life lessons

You Are One Step Away From Changing Your Life for the Better

Often times the only way to boost your career growth is to deep dive back into the job market. If you have been on autopilot lately and have genuinely exhausted all the professional development opportunities your company has to offer, it may be time to start thinking about a fresh start someplace else. If you are convinced that your boss lacks vision and isn’t going anywhere specific, or your company is not expanding, yet you can't wait to get onto the next level of challenges to grow as a person and as a professional; if you have asked for a well-deserved promotion and didn't find there was a space for you, it does make a lot of sense to move on, but on your terms and change your life for the better.... Read More...

What No One Teaches You About Love (but Should)

We learn these priceless life and love lessons through individual experience or by watching others pass through them, sure. What’s important is that we understand those lessons so as to elevate ourselves above our hardships in love and life and not bear the same burdens twice. What has love taught you so far?... Read More...

10 Important Life Lessons to Teach Kids by Age 10

One of our biggest responsibilities as parents is to raise children who can become healthy and productive members of society. Ultimately, they should have the skills they need to thrive in the outside world on their own. To give your children the best shot at one day becoming capable adults, teach them the following life lessons by the time they reach about 10 years of age.... Read More...

5 Amazing TED Talks EVERY Busy Parent Should Hear

Are you a busy parent? When parenting overwhelms us, it's time to rethink our approach and seek out perspective. Here are five TED Talks on uncovering happiness in parenting, seizing the reins of your work-life balance, living passionately, learning passionately, and mentoring children who fall on the autism spectrum.... Read More...

9 Awe-Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned in the Garden

It was the first time in a year that I had got in the vegetable garden other than to forage for ingredients. The job ahead was large and felt overwhelming.  A year without maintenance in a vegetable garden is long, too long for any hope of a healthy garden as any avid gardener will know. As I weeded, I considered the many things I’ve learned from my garden and how the lessons also apply in life more broadly.... Read More...

Lessons on Losing Identity & Embracing a Life Change

Our lives are so connected to what we do, that I now feel naïve that I didn’t even consider the challenges that would come with letting go of this significant role in my life. I had never considered the feelings of aimlessness, hopelessness or frustration that might arise as a result of giving up this identity.... Read More...

The top 5 Regrets in Life You Should Avoid

Read the list of top 5 regrets in life and imagine what it would look like to live a life without those regrets: not living simply to meet the expectations of others; giving yourself permission to rest and relax; courageously telling people what you are really feeling; calling up a friend to say hello; enjoying life in the moment without worrying about the future.... Read More...

How to Develop the Freedom to Fail & Achieve Your Goals

Nike’s slogan has never worked for me. After excessively failing at my self-appointed objectives, I eventually realized that my failure was not in not accomplishing my goal nor in unsuccessfully creating a habit but in not setting myself up for success. My failure wasn’t after the fact but before it. I was setting myself up to fail by being impatient with myself and expecting too much out of myself too soon. I had the wrong mindset back then...... Read More...

4 Mind-Bending Secrets of the Process of Change

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you at all." Change is that unique spice that gets thrown into the mix of life, and we all get to experience it. And yet, change is not something we tend to get on with easily because most of us have grown up with the notion that change is potentially something "troublesome" or even dangerous when in fact it could be easily just another beginning of a new exciting and exhilarating adventure!... Read More...

How to Use Mantras Effectively to Change Your Life

The idea of positive self-talk and the declarative statements that many people call “affirmations” have been around for a long time. Maybe you’ve even tried them yourself, but without much luck. I was in the same boat until recently, when I discovered one imperative wrinkle in the practice that changed everything for me (including my life). What I didn’t understand before was this: The key to an effective affirmation – or what I like to call a mantra – is not the words themselves, but how they make you feel. To be effective, a mantra has to make you feel good when you say it.... Read More...

3 Helpful Strategies to Take Back Control of Your Life

How can you expect to reach a dream that you haven't defined? And the beauty is, your dream is yours to create! It's not to be dictated to you although some may try to do just that. But you aren't held to the dreams others make for you... you are free to design your own.... Read More...

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