What does it take to live a happy life? There are varying views on this topic, and research only continues to shed light on the science of happiness. Today, let’s just ponder three potential key ingredients for a happy and fulfilled life that you really love.
Emotions are signals, information, and teachers. They play an important role in guiding us along our path of happiness. Bring self-awareness and acceptance to your feelings, and you will create a happy life.
When it comes to living a life that excites you, age and history is a non-factor. Louise Hay (the “queen of affirmations”) set a powerful example for everyone through the work she devoted her life to (and she didn’t begin until she was almost 60 years old!). These Louise Hay affirmations are reminders that we […]
These carefully handpicked self-acceptance quotes highlight a truth interwoven in each experience: Healing is a circle. If there’s self-sabotage, there’s space for compassion. The honest assessment of our flaws ushers in a new stage of growth. Feeling incomplete is just the place we need to be in order to unlearn some fragmented perception, to remember […]
One of the greatest struggles you may ever face is the challenge to love yourself just as you are. To some it comes easier, but for many of us it’s not a piece of cake (though it can bring so much sweetness into our lives, if we just vow to keep showing up for ourselves). […]
I think joy is more than a choice; it’s the current flowing beneath everything. The choice is really whether to tap into joy and connect, or to remain disconnected (the former is usually a conscious choice, while the latter is usually an unconscious one). Here are four simple ways we can embody the spirit of […]
Darkness and light can both mean many things depending upon what’s going on in your life. We contain both. I know I do. There’s terror and beauty all at once, and I think that if we don’t banish one, if we don’t choose sides, we can live with both and finally, then, heal. That’s what […]
I chose these suffering quotes because they highlight the fact that we must go through a process of transformation to get to where we want to be; we don’t just end up there by chance. If you’re battling negative thoughts or a painful past, I invite you to look at your current situation a little […]
If you want to know how to make yourself happy, check in with your day-to-day habits, patterns, preferences, activities, and choices. The slightest shift in another direction, one good-feeling thought, and a single moment of heightened awareness carries the potential to carry you into more joyous territory. Don’t discount the “little” things.
Sit with your discomfort, and you’ll see what lies underneath those uncomfortable feelings. Every emotion is a guide, pointing you to self-discovery and the kind of life you want to be living. When good things are falling apart, and you need a little more light, consider what healing lies above and beyond the immediate and […]
What might happen if you let go of some of those things you intuitively know are weighing you down? Would you have more room to breathe, more space for spontaneous helping? Perhaps you could more wholly enjoy the present. I’ve learned that there’s surely always something worth letting go on the path of evolving consciousness; […]