12 Ways to Turn Your Crippling Stress into Happiness

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ~Roy Bennett You are a slave to stress. I can relate. Stress crushed my life and dreams. I started a business and faced intense criticism over this decision. Everyone was sure I’d fail. My friends and family attacked me while I was combating my own self-doubt. My stress...

How to Move On: What It Really Means to Let Go

“Don’t let the darkness from your past block the light of joy in your present. What happened is done. Stop giving time to things which no longer exist, when there is so much joy to be found here and now.” ~Karen Salmansohn If you are lucky enough to spend time in mindful communities you will hear the phrase “letting go”...

The Introvert’s Brain: Why They Might “Think Too Much”

“Only those who care about you can hear when you are quiet.” ~Unknown I find it difficult to be understood. I seem to frequently create complexity out of something that is perhaps very simple and straightforward to others. For example, going to a movie. For many people, it would be “choose a movie, choose a time, choose a cinema” and there...

How to Stop Beating Yourself Up Over the Little Things

“You are perfect just as you are and you could use a little improvement.” ~Shunryu Suzuki-roshi A few weeks ago, I had a day that I felt like an utter failure. I had eaten junk food even though I was trying to get healthy. I’d skipped out on going to the gym for no good reason. I forgot to call my...

You are Not Broken, You are Breaking Through

There will always be days like these. Always. Ones that make you feel like switching off the sun, crawling underneath your skin and forgetting about this whole catastrophic cantankerous world. Today is too much. Yesterday was more than enough. Tomorrow you just don’t want to know. You feel broken. Your cells feel fractured in millions of places, each one dangerously free-falling out...

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Looking For Love

“Don't rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that special loving other.” ~Russ Von Hoelscher Being in love is awesome. Sharing your life with someone special who gets you, adores you, and loves you for who you are is amazing. Sometimes, though, we...

The Pain Won’t Go Away Until We Learn the Lesson

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chodron Wounds I thought were healed began to burst open after a recent breakup. I had obviously not learned the lessons I was meant to years ago. As a child I put 100 percent effort into everything I did, from schoolwork and swimming training to leadership...

The Power of “No”: Set Better Boundaries to Have a Better Life

“’No’ is a complete sentence.” ~Anne Lamott When I went to counseling for the first time, my therapist told me I needed better boundaries. I had no idea what he was talking about, and although the book he lent me on the subject helped a little, I still didn’t really get it. I tried here and there to integrate the few...

How to Respond to a Verbal Assault Without Losing Your Cool

“Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” ~Shannon L. Adler I answer the phone. And then the yelling starts. The woman on the other end lets fly a barrage of abuse. She’s angry and upset and she’s taking it out on me. Because I haven’t sent her a text message for two days. She wants to know why I haven’t...

Marry A Man Who Knows How To Love Hard

You are worthy of love and belonging, just by way of having been born into this beautiful planet. But not just that. You deserve to be loved fiercely. You deserve to be loved by a man who knows how to love hard. A man who looks at you like you are made of magic. The kind of shimmering magic that you feel when...

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