If you believe the idea of life being joy-centered is a falsehood, you have bought the snake oil of disillusionment, and you are probably still taking a tablespoonful of its bitterness every morning. My recommendation is to skip a day, open up to the possibility of joy, and see how you feel.
In an unexpected way though, existentialism set me free. It reminded me that my purpose on earth was undefined and more importantly, that I could choose how to live. It reassured me that since I originated from nothing and ultimately would return to nothing, I had nothing to lose.
What makes watching things stressful -- like taking in a performance, rooting for a friend, or even seeing a scary movie -- is also what makes them. It's all in how it's framed.
I recently went searching for God in Stamford at the the Arts and Crafts Fair. I posed two questions: Which season is most Divine and why and what are your hopes for the new season.
Since we're each a living part in a living Whole, one challenging art in being human is to live out our particular life while comprehending the Whole....
It is 3 am in the morning on Fifth Avenue. Many of the lucky ones are squeezing their fluffy pillows covered in Egyptian cotton, riding the dream wave...
I believe people when they tell me their lives are unmanageably busy. But I also have seen that what people believe about leisure and relaxation has a far greater impact on their well-being than a packed calendar alone.
This two-minute gratitude stress buster will help release stress and restore calm -- give it a go! Test it out when you are feeling a little unbalanced or stressed.
Are your days filled with stress, dread and have-tos? Do you find yourself dreading your week, and it is only just beginning? It is very easy to f...
Beach week in September is when I unplug from work demands. The work email and phone are turned off, and I let myself stop for a week. No logistics, no juggling of multiple priorities, no racing out the door. I put my umbrella in the sand, grab a pile of books and sit by the ocean.
In order to make others love you, you've got to love yourself. In order to make others appreciate you, you've got to appreciate yourself. Every change starts from within, why not start with adding some love for yourself. Love begets love.
Even happy occasions and positive changes are stressful, and it helps to recognize how to manage them for our health and happiness. Here are six things you can do to lower the stress and maximize the positives of the transition...
In the face of this gritty, mysterious, and ever-changing dynamic we call being alive, it's nothing short of heroic that we are asked to choose life a...
We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.
oday was the first step. Becoming more introspective, active and taking charge of your life is a slow but incredibly rewarding process.
The truth is you probably will always be busy and your calendar will be a work in progress. That's okay. But when you strive to accept the limits of a truthful calendar, you can manage your energy more carefully to accomplish the goals, and care for the people and things, that matter most.
You don't realize you are in a relationship with time and right now you are allowing that relationship to be dysfunctional. Time is one of the most important relationships in your life. In fact, it is the currency of your life.
Incorporating just one of two of these into your daily routine can add ease into your life in significant and surprising ways. Little actions such as these will smooth the stress and keep you in touch with your summer joy.
There is no expert or self-help guru who will give you the answers to your life purpose. The answers you seek are within you. Mindful living will guide you to that place deep within you. When you reach that path of your purpose, you will look back and realize that you are exactly where you are suppose to be right now.
We often forget that fear and panic are not the same things; one is necessary to stay alive, and the other is not. Panic is actually dangerous, putting a person in a state of complete chaos, removing the ability to make sound life-saving decisions.