For most people, it’s a sad and undeniable truth, we lack having compassion for ourselves. If we’re capable of showing compassion, “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”, we easily shine it on others but struggle giving it to ourselves. I believe compassion is what connects us to our humanity and,… Continue reading The Beauty of Practicing Self-Compassion
Taking Time for Things that Bring us Joy Each and Every Day.
Between the many "to-dos", and "must-dos", and "have to-dos", it's important to remember to take time to do something, simply for the joy of it! Joy is a vital ingredient we must deliberately add to our day. It can feel like a magic pill, a breath of fresh air, a warm hug and lovingly says,… Continue reading Taking Time for Things that Bring us Joy Each and Every Day.
Needing Inspiration or a Dose of Hope? Return to the Literary Wonderlands
Yes, living a productive and responsible life is a respectable and mature goal but it can come in the price of loosing our capacity to be lighthearted. While lighthearted is indeed a feeing of being carefree, cheerful, free and easy, and happy go-lucky, which some consider immature and irresponsible, it's also a feeling that is gentle, playful, and easygoing. Being lighthearted is a beautiful way of balancing the tension and tediousness of adult life. Take a trip down memory lane and dive into your favorite fairytale from childhood. Relax and reconnect with far-away dreams, endless possibilities, and the grit to see them through. Perhaps restore the buried hope that you can do anything you put your mind to, and your treasure is out there waiting for you!
Making Sure We Get What We Need by Practicing Self-Care
How often do we take time to get what we need? It’s so easy to get lost chasing what we want. Things to make life more fun, more entertaining, or looks more plentiful and successful? While it’s a blessing to reap the material rewards of hard work, commitment and dedication, it’s never sufficient enough without… Continue reading Making Sure We Get What We Need by Practicing Self-Care
I’d Be Happy If Only…
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.”Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose Can you fill in the rest of this sentence? "I'd… Continue reading I’d Be Happy If Only…
Gaining Time by Loosing Comparison
How much times he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy."Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Why Too Much Time Is Still Not Enough And What I’ve Learned From It
Well, I received an unexpected gift with the global shutdown from the virus and its impact has been a surprise to say the least. I wasn’t expecting it nor seeking it. In true form, it came to me because I needed it and was ready for it. I’ve often said, “If I had more time… Continue reading Why Too Much Time Is Still Not Enough And What I’ve Learned From It
Life – Balance. What does it mean to you?
If I asked you, “Do you feel your life is in balance?” How would you answer? “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe”? If you’re not a definitive “Yes”, do you wonder then what balance truly means for you? “Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” Thomas Merton I do and I… Continue reading Life – Balance. What does it mean to you?
Seeking More Happiness in 2020? The Gift of Finding Happiness Lies Within Us
As reported in the Washington Post article, Americans are getting more miserable, and there’s data to prove it, it’s understandable that finding more happiness in our lives is one of the most popular goals for the new year. Are you among the many wanting to feel more joy? That feeling is much closer and attainable… Continue reading Seeking More Happiness in 2020? The Gift of Finding Happiness Lies Within Us
What’s Wrong With Being Confident?
There comes a time when we transition into something more than we already are. An addition to our daily life. An extension of what we are currently doing. A new direction. And as we reap the rewards of our new direction and hard work and enjoy feeling validated by it, another feeling is revealed. Confidence.… Continue reading What’s Wrong With Being Confident?