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?
While dogs are seemingly more concerned with your happiness, cats are more concerned with their own. What follows are 10 essentials to being more successful in work and life inspired by observations of my own cats, friends' cats, and those that just show up for breakfast and dinner.
Here are a few of my favorite tips for getting through the holiday season with more ease and joy:
Here are five practices that can help us feel a deep sense of appreciation throughout the day on a regular basis:
Many of the great tips, inspirations and empowering stories about caregiving come from lands far and away. Since most caregivers do not typically get a chance to take vacations -- especially to exotic international locales -- I thought I would share my caregiving global tour.
Seth M. R. Jaipuria School in Lucknow is helping to counter the impact of these challenges by encouraging students to tap into their own and others' humanity through the practices of gratitude, self-compassion, mindfulness and more -- all of which are transforming the school.
I interviewed people randomly to hear what they had to say about success -- it might pleasantly surprise you -- it did us. I was astounded by their sheer honesty, authenticity, and courage to express what success means.
I don't watch much television these days. I'm pretty sure I record most programs, but there are only a handful that I actually get around to watching...
For that reason, I'm writing this today for those of you who WANT to be grateful, but who just aren't "wired that way." And for those "mutants" like me who have been "hardwired" for happiness but who may have found yourselves in a funk of sorts.
Are some things getting better? The Practice: See progress. Why? There are always things that are getting worse. For example, over the past year,...
Positive psychology research has uncovered an array of behaviors, beliefs and character traits that strongly correlate with well-being. In the various lists of these traits now in circulation, gratitude and thankfulness are present in virtually every one.
Snippet Park: Remember those words. Thinking differently sure makes the world a more friendly and accessible place. And the experience I felt straig...
1. Designing clothing for me is about enhancing beauty and celebrating women. After 13 years I continue to find a happy balance of comfort, style and ...
Our longing for a consumerism-free Christmas doesn't have to be wasted. There's one gift that let's you skip the lineups and stampedes and bring real joy to yourself, your entire wish list and the world at large.
Once you know what matters most, it's time to get going again -- except this time, you will hopefully feel a much lighter burden on your shoulders. Starting your day with confidence involves knowing what you will accomplish and why.
Gratitude reminds us that we belong to each other. This reality of connectedness, monetized by Facebook and easily forgotten by armchair quarterbacks, is at the heart of giving thanks. When thankfulness flows into compassion and compassion blossoms into action, then the true power of gratitude is realized.
If you're stuck in a rut that's affecting your mind, body and happiness in negative ways, here are three actionable steps you can start implementing right now to get the wheels of much-needed change turning:
Having such a tender heart and being a caring Earth Angel means that being defiant will take up pretty much all of my energy and thought power but it will be worth it!
Pull from the bliss you have at the beach and bring back a slice of that perspective to your everyday life. Here are seven ways to mix the hustle with the happy and take on the city life with an island mentality:
It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.