We hear the term self love often, but practicing it regularly is sometimes a different story. So much “life” can get in the way. If you’re wanting to add a little more self-compassion, self-care, and self-love into your life, these three simple steps to loving yourself more are for you. I believe we are born naturally loving ourselves. Then, a panoply of various circumstances and experiences compound over the years, providing fertile ground for our egos to collaborate with those past mistakes and unfavorable experiences to condition us otherwise. It then becomes our job to keep our egos in check and teach them how to use the wisdom gained from…
The Power of Being Grateful for Our Imperfections
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the power of gratitude. I’ve been giving a lot of talks lately, and the more I speak about gratitude, the more I realize how much I believe in its power – like down in my cells. As a kid, pretty much the only time I thought about being thankful was on Thanksgiving. As I got older, I graduated to realizing how important it is to be regularly grateful for all my blessings. Then, years later, after I’d crashed and burned painfully a few times at a few different things, I developed the inner-knowing that true gratitude is in being grateful for absolutely everything.…
The Missing Link to Lasting Happiness? This is a Big One…
If I could share just one thing with the world about happiness and how to be happier, this would be it. If you’ve struggled in your life with creating sustainable, lasting happiness, this is for you, and it’s very important… Happiness is many things – a mindset, a choice, a feeling – but the MOST important thing to know about happiness – and the little known missing link – is this: Happiness is a SKILL. When you embrace happiness as a skill that you can learn to do, practice, and become good at… just like learning to play a musical instrument or speaking a new language… everything changes! Consciously practice…
When Your Heart Says, “Hell No!” – How to Step Out of a Bad Situation
If you’re in a situation (work, relationship, or any…) where you’re not receiving the respect, love, and kindness that you deserve, or, where your inner voice is just telling you, “This was a bad idea…” – or “How did I get myself in to this?” – give yourself permission to create an exit plan and start moving toward the door. Examine what you’re tolerating and make shifts accordingly. Life will support you. So, I had a random little experience while visiting Paris (totally in love with that city) earlier this month that was empowering, a little brave, super fun, and thought provoking – all at the same time. We had…
When You Feel Like Something’s Missing – Here Are Some Answers
Do you ever feel like something’s missing in an area of your life? Relationships, business, passions… it’s something most of us experience at one time or another. Long ago, I learned from A Course in Miracles that when you feel like something’s missing in any situation, the answer is what’s missing is what you’re not giving. I’ve found this to be powerfully true in so many instances. It’s an idea that’s changed the way I show up in many areas of my life for the better, and keeps me focused on always doing the best I can, asking, “What more can I offer?” But, I’ve recently learned there’s something else…
Go Ahead and Feel Free to Wander
In case you've been wondering, it's okay to be a wanderer. It's okay to not know what you want to be when you grow up - no matter what your age. It's okay to deliberately create totally new chapters of your life any time you feel inspired, to explore, to marvel, to desire.
How to Be Happy and Grow Through Dark Times
What I know with certainty is that there is a key to staying happy even when times are hard, and when it comes to shifting our whole perspective on creating our happiest life. In fact, it could be the single biggest approach to living our happiest existence.