While there's no easy secret recipe to handling difficult rel's (besides never seeing them), I've developed a few strategies over the years that have helped carry me through family gatherings without losing my "merry."
Please try slowing down -- just for one moment, this moment. I guarantee it will work better. And there's nothing more I wish for you than the gift of enjoying this holiday season more than ever before. It's time.
You have come so far, take yourself to a space where you feel safe, and let yourself rest. And celebrate wherever you are, and see the beauty around you.
We have stopped paying attention to the person in front of us. We have replaced genuine conversation with well-rehearsed platitudes. We glorify the bu...
When you try to get "there" and THEN feel peace, it never works out. You just end up realizing that what you thought you wanted, doesn't actually feel as great as you thought it would.
This world is full of loss, and pain, and every imaginable form of suffering. The line between love and hate is thin, and I don't know a single person who doesn't know this firsthand. None of use needs to cross over, even though pain seems to drive us toward hatred. The desire to hurt others only makes us suffer more. Don't follow it. Do bring light to the darkness.
As conscious, intelligent, proactive people who are in control of the way we live our lives, let's aim to spend as much time as possible in a state of confidence, and as little time as possible being stressed out that we suck, worrying we're not good enough and that we're probably going to fail.
How can you integrate yoga into your daily life to reduce stress levels?
The moment I decided to leave everything that was familiar and over 5,000 miles away from New York City to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean was the moment that has forever defined the rest of my life.
No one can escape the experience of grief and loss. This poem speaks to the loss of a dear friend during my journey with cancer. Her Name Meant Light...
We learn, grow, and share our gifts with the world not through the most perfect day ever, but by being our most perfect unique self no matter the circumstances. My challenge to you is to make this day, no matter what else is going on, the best it can be.
Surviving differs a bit from thriving, doesn't it? To survive is the least one can do. It's just getting by, simply existing. No one wants that. It's so minimal, so basic, without meaning; lacking substance.
Whenever I do something day in and day out, I tend to reflect on what I'm working towards. As an artist, I'm constantly asking myself why I do what I do. What do I want to say with my work? What's my message?
Stress may be a part of life, especially during the holidays, but that doesn't mean we have to let it get the best of us. Using these easy relaxation techniques can help you to consciously reduce your stress and anxiety, and make your holidays much more merry and bright!
The Winter Solstice has been a significant date on every calendar ever devised by people whose continued existence depended on making it through another cold, hard winter and surviving until another turn of the year brought the warmth and fertility of spring.
Your rite of passage came with your first breath. And breathe deep my friends, because the air is as crisp as a fresh apple.
We all get lost from time to time... We all panic and experience despair... As if we are drowning in a dark abyss... We all know that place... which...
We all have our pressure moments -- situations in which we have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on our performance. If you want to do your best when it matters most, here's the mindset to create:
What are you passionate about is not a very important question. It's a rather elitist question because it presupposes that you know what your passion about. And very few of us do.
Over the last year or so there has been backlash against following your passion. Even Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert) has been misquoted as sayin...