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 […]
Like so many, I was fully expecting that Tom Petty would have more in store for us all, and my heart hurts for the family and friends he left behind on October 2, 2017. In the wake of his untimely death, I would like to make a small offering: a gathering of some of my […]
I like to imagine what gems of wisdom are tucked away in the folds of the natural world. If we were to have a conversation with a pumpkin, for instance, what positive messages might it convey to us? These are the kinds of questions that activate imagination, which happens to be one of the gems […]
As we enter a new season of expansion, we might certainly feel the strain and discomfort of a process beginning, or of one that continues to unfold. These quotes are wonderful representations of how self-compassion and hope can carry us through all the seasons of life.
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.
This affirmation isn’t half-hearted; it’s a conscious co-creation of the world we choose to inhabit. Any change we want to see manifest really must burn within us first; this means that every time we think happy thoughts (the devotion-driven, solution-oriented, possibility-provoked kind), we start lighting up the world around us, and we see things differently. […]
Not a cure-all for the struggles of being human, but an ode to the light that burns inside: these happy thoughts are of the healing kind. If suffering (from overwhelm, heartache, a painful point of view), I offer you space here to breathe. If a miracle sounds more like a fairytale than reality, such a […]
Whatever it is you want, however you want to have it, no matter why you want to have it, you can have it faster and easier if you can be happy first, without it. What I mean by this, is that internal control is a much more effective way of going about living a deeply […]
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 […]