Happiness begins when you start loving yourself. Contrary to what some people might tell you, loving yourself is not selfish. It is the most selfless act you can commit. Self-love fills you up, and this love can’t help but spill out into the world around you. That’s how love works; it is in its very nature limitless and meant to be shared.
Our lives are shaped by our thoughts. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. Here we emphasize bringing the full might of our conscious mind to the present moment, the positive possibilities, and the love.
Self-awareness unlocks the door to this moment. Through joyful and judgment-free awareness, consciousness can flow more easily through you into the world, and every step you take in it, empowering you to live differently. It’s not what you do, but how you do it that makes the most meaningful impact.
Optimism is about looking on the bright side of life, but it’s not about dismissing reality. When we opt to be optimistic in a given situation, we’re bringing a certain brightness to that situation. The perspective, and disposition, that we apply to life has a tremendous impact not only on how life feels, but on […]
These three deep breathing exercises are simple to deploy in any given situation (which is why I love them), and can play a valuable role in managing stress. The outside world can be chaos, and most of the time it’s beyond our control; the inner world, when peaceful, proves to be a powerful source of […]
Try to be happy for this moment (because this moment is your life), but if you can’t enjoy what’s happening or what you’re doing, try even harder to accept what is. Acceptance of the present moment elicits a certain peace, and brings consciousness to life—with that, we contribute something new to this experience.
Wanting to know how to be attractive isn’t a quest reserved for romantic partnerships. We’re attracted to people we want to work with, to companies that resonate with us, to those we think we could be great friends with, and so on, because there’s an energetic quality there that we want to be a part […]
When you feel like you’re bombarded by things to do, this humble to-do list might be the reminder you need to choose a loving perspective today and to enjoy the true riches of being alive on earth. It’s all one awesome miracle, and to miss the joy would be to miss it all.
Luckily, journal writing is pretty forgiving. You don’t have to be anyone other than who you are (and you don’t have to be an author or a teenage girl) to enjoy the benefits of the process. In any case, here are a few tried-and-true tips on how to keep a journal that’s most beneficial to […]
Meditation is more accessible than most people think. Sure, meditating for 20 minutes a day has some serious benefits, but in actuality you only need a few minutes to make a big difference. This 4-minute meditation from Rebekah Borucki is living, breathing proof.
Since Mondays are for affirmations here, I thought I’d bring in some short and sweet pick-me-ups, perfect for a myriad of things: your happiness jar; the chalkboard at home or school; text messages or emails; your calendar or fridge; the pages of your journals; or anything else you fancy. Here are 100 positive affirmations to […]