Category: Happiness

5 Grains of Ancient Wisdom That Will Make Your Life Easier

5 Grains of Ancient Wisdom That Will Make Your Life Easier

Ancient wisdom can teach us surprisingly many things about ourselves and our life. We love to read and watch movies about ancient civilizations. There’s just something mystical about people and their way of living in the times of ancient Rome and Greece. Even if we are not dedicated fans of history, we enjoy a good

4 Ways to Change Your Story and Change Your Life

4 Ways to Change Your Story and Change Your Life

The stories we tell ourselves are powerful. Sometimes it takes some of us awhile to realize, but we may have unconsciously used our […]

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4 Simple Sentences That Can Prevent Arguments and Resentment

4 Simple Sentences That Can Prevent Arguments and Resentment

Couple with dog

“There are two sides to every argument, until you take one.” ~Unknown

The phone rang. My partner and our daughter were away hiking and camping. I’d wanted to go with them, but my partner had discouraged me.

My partner had …

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Two Lists You Need to Make If You Want to Be True to Yourself

Two Lists You Need to Make If You Want to Be True to Yourself

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” ~Alexander Hamilton

For over a decade I worked as a paralegal in the corporate world. I worked hard, and I was a dedicated employee, but I was treated poorly …

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Why Insecurity & Approval-Seeking Lead to Unhealthy Relationships

Why Insecurity and Approval-Seeking Lead to Unhealthy Relationships

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” ~Robert Holden

As a child I was carefree and enthusiastic. Aren’t most kids? At some point, though, life began to impact me and to affect how I …

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7 Clues You’re in an Unhealthy Relationship

7 Clues You’re in an Unhealthy Relationship

Broken heart

“You don’t let go of an unhealthy relationship because you stop caring about them. You let go because you finally start caring about you.” ~Charles Orlando

Most of us have experienced the pain of being in an unhealthy relationship.

It …

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How To Take Your Life Back From People Who Ask for Too Much

How To Take Your Life Back From People Who Ask for Too Much

Say no

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority.” ~Mandy Hale

It sucks, doesn’t it?

People who ask too much of you?

People who steal your time and drain your energy.…

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5 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

5 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

Man levitating

“If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.” ~The Dalai Lama

When I finished graduate school I was a bright-eyed engineer with a …

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5 Tell Tale Signs That You Aren’t Living Your True Purpose in Life

5 Tell Tale Signs That You Aren’t Living Your True Purpose in Life

Are you feeling that you’re far away from your true purpose in life? It seems like lately we get so caught up in or jobs that we just don’t give ourselves the time to really pursue our real dreams. We are so focused on our careers and progressing that our passions get pushed aside and […]

How High Expectations Can Lead to Disappointment, Depression, and Anxiety

How High Expectations Can Lead to Disappointment, Depression, and Anxiety

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ~Alexander Pope

I was sitting on the couch in my bedroom, at sunset, looking at the trees outside my window. I felt a profound sadness, frustration, disappointment, and …

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If Self-Love Seems Difficult, Start with Self-Like

If Self-Love Seems Difficult, Start with Self-Like

“It’s not your job to like me. It’s mine.” ~Byron Katie

Self-love is a word that gets used a lot. Overused, in fact.

The pressures and associations around the phrase “self-love” are immense. At school, we actually tore apart girls …

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A silhouette of a young Christian woman is bowing her head in prayer, and desperation outside during sunset.

Why The Old Adage “Enjoy Every Moment” May Be More Harmful Than Helpful

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” ~Francis Bacon

One phrase my husband and I have heard often since becoming new parents—heck, since I was still waddling my way through my last …

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What You Need to Know When You’re Considering a Big, Scary Change

Man dreaming

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandela

Ten months ago I found myself floating on my back in an outdoor pool somewhere in California. Overhead was a clear blue sky, leaves dancing in the breeze, and …

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A Simple Way to Confront Someone to Minimize Potential Conflict

A Simple Way to Confront Someone to Minimize Potential Conflict

Conflict

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict” ~Dorothy Thompson

I used to think that in order to live a completely peaceful existence, there could never be any conflict in my …

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What to Do When the World Doesn’t Get You

What to Do When the World Doesn’t Get You

Drunk or High at a Nightclub

“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~Pema Chödrön

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a little different, defiantly so.

I was that child who never liked cartoons. I was nicknamed “the little …

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