Overwhelm is something I’m all too familiar with. Though I’m much better equipped nowadays to handle the stress of being a human, life still feels a little too hard sometimes. (Maybe it’s not really life itself, but the world we live in.) Since writing can be such a powerful tool for calming the chaos, here’s […]
Burnout isn’t a pretty thing. That’s when life feels like a battle, personal boundaries become blurry, and space-making is a real necessity. It gets me thinking about all the ways I can show up for myself better so that I don’t feel this way again—not sooner than necessary, anyway. From my practice to yours, here […]
There are some essential components to happiness that spiritual sages have expressed, science has researched, and personal experience has emphasized. This list is a kind of creative assortment of the various moving parts of happy living. There’s surely no shortage of ways to be happy; I hope you rediscover a favorite here.
Be rigorous with your self-care. The space you make to invest in yourself affects your overall mental health and the quality of your life as a whole. Here are five self-care ideas inspired by my own evolving practice; something here might help you feel lighter (and maybe a bit more energized) if you’re feeling anything […]
Happiness isn’t a one-time act; it’s a dedicated practice, a preference, and a devotion. What are some of the things happy people do on a regular basis to sustain their power to lead an intentional life? I can give you three straight answers right now; these are the practiced habits that will support your capacity […]
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 […]
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.
Sometimes, paper is the best listener. When life is crazy and barely bearable, writing is how I recalibrate and realign with the peace that’s present in the middle of the storm. Whether you love to write or you’re looking for another way to feel better, these journaling prompts for stress relief have a lot of […]
Sincere self-confidence is rooted in authenticity and love: if we speak our truths and honor who we feel ourselves to be, confidence is a natural side effect and love will become our nature. This affirmation for confidence was written with love to support the life you want to live, one that feels like your own.
Restful nights breed happier days, and I think we all deserve to wake up feeling refreshed more often than not. Learn how to fall asleep easier with this physician-approved relaxation technique (I’ve tried it and it’s really helpful when I can’t seem to get my brain to stop going, going, going).