Change is liberating and healing and plain unavoidable. The more we welcome it, the more profoundly positive its impact. We know we can survive and overcome.
Truth is, if you want to be great in this life, you have to model that greatness in your thinking. You have to open your eyes up to the beauty in front of you, and celebrate it. Only then will we be in the right mindset to enact change in our culture.
That feeling that something is missing goes away when you lead a passion-filled life. The need to seek our purpose comes from a lack of passion. When you don't feel connected to your life, you lack purpose and passion.
We often tend to associate smiling as the result of a positive event or mood. But research demonstrates that the act of smiling, in and of itself, can be the catalyst for joy. Even better, it is a tool that is free, easy and always available.
As cliché as it sounds, we all really do take so many parts of our lives for granted. As much as we've heard it, we need to remember to appreciate the little things -- whether it's as simple as eating that delicious burrito bowl from Chipotle or something as critical as family.
Our thoughts and feelings are powerful, but many are based on old ways of seeing, and not reflective of the truth. We are not looking at the world through clear lenses.
What does it mean to be happy? It is the most elusive of questions, and permeates much of our daily lives. While we toil away in our work and personal lives, we secretly pray for happiness. "I just want to be happy," so many people say. But do we even know what happiness is?
Listen to yourself all day today -- are you an uplifting, inspiring, positive person to be around? Or you point out what is wrong with everything? Are blaming, judging and criticizing your default patterns? Do you focus on people's weaknesses? If this is you -- STOP IT!
Even though I subscribe to the practice of being present-in-the-moment through mediation and Yoga, it's often more of an ideal than a practice. Every day I have a "to-do list," what I need to get done to keep everything moving, and in my mind, to keep everything from falling apart.
We're so desperate to make our kids happy and so unsure of how to do it that we bury them in the kind of excess that extinguishes gratitude before it can even take root.
Can Charles Murray help us be happy? Curmudgeon, yes. Conservative, yes. Happy? As Andy Kline succinctly writes: It is widely agreed, by friend a...
We don't need to solve our problems as much as we need to transcend them and see the truth about them. Solving problems in the world gives us a momentary high and then an empty place for the next problem to fill; transcendence gives us freedom.
I've had many amazing things happen in my life that solidified my belief in the law of attraction. I've also come to understand exactly what we need t...
All it took was a few moments of sitting on the sidewalk for me to realize I was doing it all wrong. I was walking all wrong. Somewhere between my carefree school days and motherhood, I learned to drown myself in the mundane tasks of day-to-day life.
Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.
We have minds that race at a speed we can barely comprehend. We live in bodies that endure wear and tear of non-stop stress. We have souls that are constantly being pulled and pressured by the energetic demands of life.
As soon as someone says, "So, tell me more about you," I find myself giving a long dissertation about my job. But, it's time to honor who we really are in this world. Be brave and bold and honest about the person you are deep down inside.
Granted, there are people who are leaders in their respective fields who can offer expert advice; however, when it comes to what is right for you, your heart has the answer -- if you simply quiet your mind long enough to hear it.
By being mindful, you can witness the madness of your mind without identifying with or becoming it; you see that who you are is more than just your thoughts and feelings.
We are all guilty of comparing our lives to others'. It probably started in pre-historic times with who had the best cave painting. When I was a kid growing up in the U.S., it was called "keeping up with the Joneses," whoever they were.