If you are courageous and selective about the things you commit to, I promise you that your life will get easier. You will be able to free yourself from undue stress and guilt if you can reduce the amount of things you agree to do.
This week, my brother's heart attack was a reminder to me to continue to nurture my relationship to my heart, to be consciously aware of the importance of listening to what my heart has to say to me.
Happiness has many entry points. Some are simple, like appreciation, and others, like forgiveness are more complex. Today, let's look at the letter "F" covering fun, focus and forgiveness.
I am someone who attaches easily and strongly, never gives up, and pushes through many obstacles, even if I tire or get scared or hurt. Perseverance comes naturally to me. Letting go does not. And herein lies where I've gotten my biggest life lesson.
What is balance? It is defined as finding equilibrium for the body or mind. I've been on a mission to find both.
This Mother's Day has given me a new perspective on the stages of life, the inner strength that can be called upon even in the toughest of times, and most importantly, the enduring power of love.
Is our quest for professional success trumping our ability to be truly intimate and open to everything that comes with a relationship? I have come to find with my own professional success that it does come at a cost to my personal life.
Do you dwell on small mistakes for hours, days, or even weeks after they occur? Are you crushed when someone points out a small flaw in your work? Have you ever spent four hours fine-tuning a task that could have been completed in 10 minutes?
When you are able to see the big picture and realize what is actually going on, you will quietly and calmly become the master of your own life. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors will carefully calibrate themselves with clarity, peace, understanding, and truth in order to define a happy life.
Whenever you have a goal, it is enthusiasm that is the fuel of your dreams. It engages your will, and lifts you past the obstacles. When your ideas align with your intention, it is your enthusiasm that makes dreams into reality, like a power plant for the soul.
I've found that my friends have come and gone throughout my life, especially at the milestones. All of these can't-believe-it's-really-happening grand moments came with a realization of who my friends were. What does this say about me?
Stress may be considered the new "normal," but it doesn't have to be that way. Simple shifts in attitude and practices can yield big benefits.
What then happens to our previous thoughts and concepts? It is this very balance of foundational knowledge and new concepts that college students and graduates will wrestle with forever.
I want people, including myself, to be happy! I want everyone around me to realize that there is so much more good than bad, so much more to be thankful for than not, and so much more happiness, if we only knew where to look for it.
You can spend so much time worrying about the past and future that you fail to do the things you need to do today, and that is what will undermine your tomorrow.
You are enough just as you are. Dare to be vulnerable, and laugh at the tender and amusing moments we all share in this undulating dance of our humanity.