Becoming mindful of your inner narrative is crucial if you wish to make changes in your life. Just as you are conscious of the language you use when communicating with others, the same approach is required when you communicate with yourself. What are you in the habit of telling yourself?
Let your ambition simply simmer for a few days. Let it breathe. Like a good pot of homemade Turkey soup. When you do return to work next Monday, you will feel refueled, energized, re-calibrated and ready to live a bigger, conscious life. Here are three simple steps to help you experience the holiday more:
There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be.
Today, and in the week ahead, I invite you to join me in creating moments to seek a greater awareness of ourselves. It need not take lots of time, but simply an intention to turn inward and reflect. Let's pray that this translates into the greater energy of peace and compassion.
This love is already right within you waiting to be discovered, nurtured and expressed by you. No matter what you are experiencing in this moment the healing power of love can help you to move beyond barriers and discover true lasting solutions on micro and a macro-cosmic levels.
There will always be pros and cons in life. We'll always be striving for more, indeed, that is part of what it looks like to always be expanding. It is part of the beauty of being a human being, to always be striving for more.
I usually take 2-5 minutes a few times a day to practice and, usually, that's enough for me. I thought I would share five of my favorite meditations, which are easy to implement within a shorter time frame.
Let yourself breathe deeply, consciously and lovingly. Let every breath affirm you. Take life in hugely. Let it go utterly. Live large. And let this next breath open up your world!
Do your soul a favor and just love yourself right now, because as you do more love will come to you in ways you may have never realized or knew.
I once heard a 103-year-old woman answer the question, "What's the best advice you can give to others on how to live their lives?" She simply replied, "Be a little nicer to others."
Sometimes the deepest respect that we can give to ourselves and to another is the respect of boundaries.
It is possible to find yourself again and rekindle your joy when life takes a detour. Above all, it's a chance to shed unwanted layers, let go of what no longer serves you, and highlight the things that truly make you happy. Life ending up in a different place than you ever imagined can have a happy ending!
Happiness requires honesty with yourself, which often propels you to be honest with others. You can only fake it for so long.
I go through a mental checklist whenever I need to spend big money. Here's a list of five questions I ask myself every time I make a significant financial decision.
Receiving the opportunity to live a full life is meant to be a gift, not a burden. It all comes down to our perception and approach to life. See what happens when you add an element of gratitude to your view.
I used to believe the insecure me was the real me, and the other one was fake. What I now know is they are both fake, in that they are transitory. Neither the confident me, nor the insecure me, are real because they will both come and go depending on my mood and what my thoughts are.