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Why We All Need Time Unplugged

“Life is what happens while we’re busy worrying about everything we need to change or accomplish. Slow down, get mindful, and try to enjoy the moment. This moment is your life.” ~Lori Deschene Technology is everywhere today, integrated into our lives from the moment we wake up and check our ...

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Learning to Have Faith That All Is Well

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it wont, you will see obstacles.” ~Wayne Dyer Gwen and I first met at a lactation group for new moms. She seemed like someone I’d get along with, and we talked here and there, eventually becoming Facebook ...

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The Key to Happiness: Compare Less, Be More

“Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.” ~Unknown Stepping off the bus I was in shock. This tiny thing? With no doors in the doorways and no glass in the windows? This little place? With walls that looked like they were lone survivors of war? I ...

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Accepting People You Dislike as They Are: How It Benefits You and How to Do It

“We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.” ~Aesop, The Eagle and the Arrow We can sometimes have difficulty accepting our friends, family, and loved ones as they are when their habits, quirks, or behavior annoy us. Our natural tendency is to try to change what we ...

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Why the Time to Embrace Your Creativity is Now–and Always Will Be

“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” ~Deepak Chopra As a child you loved it—making something out of anything. Whatever the medium, you were all over it and had a blast. Being creative came naturally to you. But lately, you haven’t found the ...

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The Single Most Powerful Tool for Healing: Tell the Right Stories

TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with an account of sexual abuse and may be triggering to some people. “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of ourselves.” ~David Richo In my mid-thirties, I had what I experienced as a breakdown. If you had asked ...

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Make the Difference You Want to Make by Expanding Your Network, Mindfully

I used to hate the word “networking.” It evoked images of impersonal conversations and awkward business card exchanges, neither of which excite me. More importantly, I defined “networking” as meeting people with an agenda: to use them to further your goals. But something’s shifted for me since I began working ...

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There Are a Gazillion Little Ways to Be Kind (and It Benefits You Too)

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.” ~Robert M. Pirsig One day while grocery shopping I was reaching for a head of lettuce when I heard a shrill, high-pitched wail from a few aisles over. It sent shivers up my spine. ...

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To Reduce Stress, Stop Globalizing and Put Things in Perspective

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” ~Mark Twain Life happens. And sometimes when life happens, we can get pretty stressed out. I’ve found that the way we view situations can either reduce our stress or make it worse. Here is just one ...

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Dating from a Place of Self-Love: How Being Yourself Changes Everything

“You must learn to love yourself before you can love someone else.” ~Sonja Mylin It’s tough being out there. I remember myself some years ago embracing the world of online dating. Everyone kept telling me “be yourself” (and I kept telling myself that), but when I was actually on a ...

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