After working for six years as an elementary substitute teacher, I know the reason we don't wear hats in school. We remove our hats to salute the superhero at the front of the room called Teacher.
It means cutting back on clutter, distractions, and focusing on the essentials. Once again, simplicity has a more proactive attitude toward life as it means to eliminate the unnecessary in order to focus on priorities.
The world would be so grateful if it had more optimistic people in it. So, let's start developing some habits that will move us in that direction.
I am convinced the animals in our lives regularly share the secrets of the Universe with us if we would only just pay attention.
It's only a myth that bad things come in threes right? Events of this year have really started to make a believer out of me. Over the last few months, three of my female friends have been confronted by the heartbreaking death of their mothers.
I only recently had this Oprah "ah ha" moment. Sure, I have lots of friends and acquaintances. Many of us do. What is really valuable are the like-souls that get you. Now, identifying these people can take time. How do you know if your friends are part of your tribe, and not just fair weather space holders on you Facebook page?
Sometimes we become so entrenched in the valleys of our lives that we fail to stop, get over ourselves, and take a look around at the other billions of people in this world who are also going through some things. We easily convince ourselves that our lives are uniquely complicated until we encounter someone whose life challenges quash even the worst of our days.
I was recently meeting with a client who travels quite a bit for work and personal. She is just starting to get in the groove of a daily meditation practice and shared her frustration in maintaining consistency while she travels.
I also have the sneaking suspicion that I did this whole gratitude journal thing "wrong" in some way. Beyond not being able to remember to simply do it daily, I also struggled with coming up with things that were unique each time.
Here are three ways we are in charge of our own happiness:
We have so many tools available to us when we get present for even a few minutes that can make our life feel much more in flow. When in flow we feel happy, joyful and that energy attracts more and more wonderful people and situations to our lives.
Here is a five-step strategy for a "mindset makeover" to help you look at life's challenges with the serenity, courage and wisdom you need to survive:
But contentment does require intentional choice and directed effort. Here are five steps that anyone can take toward that goal.
In this era of overwhelming digital and electronic technology, we can all benefit from a day or more of unplugging and taking a nice break from technology.
We do so many things to try to make life more enjoyable. How about we just try to have more fun? Here are eight things you can do right now to get there in five minutes or less.
There's so much in your life right now that's geared toward bringing out the best in you. Your own gratitude lights the way.
When I invited Ash Grunwald and Lissie Turner (aka Mel Bampton) to come and sit on the Gratitude Bench in Byron Bay to talk about what they're most grateful for, I had no idea they'd share so deeply, authentically and passionately.
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Growing up, I never could have imagined how large of an impact my teachers would have on my life. It surprises me to this day just how much of what they taught me is still with me.