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 […]
By visualizing a particular nature scene, I’ve begun to bring a little more ease into my life. I really love this mindfulness practice (and I’m still working on it) because it frees me from clinging to all the never-ending thoughts. Plus, it fits in perfectly with the changing seasons.
Healing most certainly isn’t a linear journey; it’s not a paved road, and by no means can we simply just “feel better” because someone else tells us it’s possible (though it can help if they’re coming from a sincere place). We must FEEL the pull of something new, or ancient, that coexists with the “I’m […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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).
Ruminating on negative thoughts, painful memories, and perceived problems can hold us back from living a life that feels truly amazing. It’s really difficult to build a positive life if we continually identify with the negativity we encounter, thinking it’s who we are. A soothing thought it is, then, that you are not the negative […]
Your personal power to create the kind of life you experience is beyond imagination, really; how could we possibly imagine every possibility? Whatever it is you’d like to have more control over, whatever you’d like to enjoy more and resist less, know that you contain what it takes to live the way you want to […]