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How to Get a Little Perspective When Bad Things Happen

We all know that life never happens like you want it to. The good and the bad have their own way of unfolding and it never happens when you expect it to happen. You can try with all your might, but you’ll never be able to control it. Although you don’t have much control over what will happen to you, the one thing you do have complete control over is how you interpret it – your perspective.

One Little Secret to Meaningful and Healthy Relationship

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. Through my teens and early 20's I often found myself drained and unfulfilled in my relationships. I often felt like I was giving more than what I was receiving. I often felt like I was the one searching for more connections and trying deepen and make them more, well, real.

5 Things to Consider When You Need a Relationship Advice

Relationship advice is everywhere! It seems like every time I turn around, I hear or read someone's two cents on a relationship that isn't theirs. The more I think about it, the more I believe that exposing yourself to this information is a bad idea, unless you're getting it straight from a certified professional. It's okay to occasionally vent to loved ones or read articles that give simple relationship tips every now and then. In fact, doing so can be quite helpful and therapeutic if done in moderation. But making relationship gossip and advice seeking a habit or giving away too many details to too many people can ultimately be detrimental to an otherwise perfectly good relationship. 5 Reasons to Avoid Seeking Relationship Advice From Non-Experts...

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.

Hidden Reasons Why We Suck at Getting What We Want

Do you ever wonder why you’re not getting what you want? Maybe it’s the job, the relationship, the money, the passion, the excitement, or the love? Well, here’s the good news – you’re not alone. This is something many of us struggle with on a constant basis. I am here to tell why these limiting beliefs are blocking you off from getting what you want and how to begin confronting and combating them. Still not getting what you want? Here's why.

Turning the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary

Death reminds us that taking any moment, or any day, for granted is foolish. Remembering the fleetingness of your life can inspire a remarkable life and it should. Remembering death is our only certainty in this wildly uncertain life can inspire you to never overlook the ordinary...

How to Stay Calm Even When Times are Tough

It’s the difference between riding the waves on the top of the ocean where it's tumultuous, and having a deeper awareness that you are the ocean, where you do not experience the up and down because you are in the steadiness of the depth. The ups and downs of the ocean still take place, but you do not experience them as tumultuous. The path to knowing who you are is not expecting your life circumstances to turn to gold, it’s the experience of staying in the joy of your beingness no matter what arises...

Finding Balance Between Holding on and Letting go

Somebody told me, that life is a balance of holding on and letting go. And I couldn't agree more. It's not easy to learn to let go. But here is a thing about our homes and our lives: we either collect dust-gatherers that fail to fill our lives with meaning, or we hold things that really fill our lives with something of great value.

One Thing You Probably Didn’t Know About Social Media

Social Media gave me false sense of a constant "presence" next to people I cared for. If you asked me about the most memorable text message or Skype conversation, I would probably fail to recall anything. Because all the fun, great and extraordinary things that we will remember are happening out there right now in the real and beautiful world. And I would find them only if I chose to look up.

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...

Being Who You Want to Be is Easier Than You Think

As someone who’s struggled with self-image, I’ve realized that there is a strange contrast between being someone and feeling like someone. Some of us spend our whole lives waiting, training, studying, etc. in order to become someone. Some of us even sit around wishing to be someone, pitying ourselves, and not taking any action at all. That “someone” isn’t always clearly defined. It varies for each person. Your ideal could be anything – a doctor, a traveler, a wife, or something more general, like a kind person. If you find the notion of becoming this person a distant pipe dream, maybe you’re looking at it the wrong way...