In the Toy Story films, the primary personal relationship on display is friendship. And yet, although the films are not romances, there are more realistic representations of romantic love threaded through the three movies than you'll find in a multiplex full of romantic comedies.
Even if we could successfully fix the whole world throughout our lives, we would still forgo the notion of fixing ourselves. This is not to say that women are broken, quite the contrary. We, as women, have such a powerful underlying potential to grow and to realize the dreams we covet. So why not be there for the most important person in your life -- yourself?
Reading blogs, watching videos on YouTube, or reading a book unrelated to your work are all things that really career-focused people sometimes see as wasting time. But actually, these activities can help us discover new things, make new connections, come up with innovative solutions, and challenge our current thinking.
For far too many people, life has become about surviving the circumstances that they are given. But life is an amazing gift and with these five simple tips, you will be falling head over heels in love with your life in no time.
The answer to whether our social media use is harmful or benign might just lie in the question we need to ask ourselves: "How good do I really want to feel?"
Ideas are like rose bushes: They need to be consistently pruned and trimmed down. And just like a rose bush, pruning away ideas -- even if they have potential -- allows the remaining ideas to fully blossom.
In a bustling society driven by technology and to-do lists, we tend to define our successes by how hard we work, what we have to show for it and what our next steps look like. For every individual, our successes are highly diverse and cover our careers and professional life, but also our love life, family life, health, finances, creative sides and so much more.
We are all unique and have different gifts to share, but "specialness" is not just bestowed upon only a chosen few.
By uncovering your negative beliefs about yourself and your money, you can learn to let go of those limiting ideals and start moving toward the life you've always wanted. Whatever it is you desire, know this: You Are Enough.
Art changed my perspective and the scared feelings I had quickly turned into hope, joy and happiness. Honestly when I was a young single mother, I felt a bit lost. But those times I chose to paint and create, changed my path, changed my focus and literally lit me up inside.
Freeing yourself from the material things and the need to keep up the appearance of wealth is as liberating a feeling as I've ever felt before and has helped me feel like the richest woman in the world. I hope you'll soon be able to get rich too!
In each of these three life lessons I have learned that connecting to that greater force I call God puts me right where I need to be. When life is rolling along without much effort, don't forget to be thankful. Let your cup fill up and overflow. Share your gifts with others, count your blessings, and thank God for this miracle called life.
I think our closest relationships are our greatest mirrors into ourselves. They are the ones that trigger our deepest wounds the most... the ones where we really get the opportunity to work on our stuff. How many times have you found yourself frustrated and angry at your spouse or your children, accusing them of things you yourself know you do?
Refrain from feeding your mind's case for your rightness and others' wrongness; turn away from the thoughts that habitually defend and explain your version of truth. Instead of diving into your mind's narrative and returning to engage in your defense, use your awareness as an invitation to inquire into your experience.
If you are the kind of person who, for some reason or other, has the idea that you "should" sit silently for a specified period of time once or twice a day, and it is not going as well for you as you would like, here are a few suggestions:
Someone famous once observed that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But in 2015, I am pretty positive that it's the notes section on our iPhones.