When people say that a lot can change in a year, they’re not kidding. Think about it – how different do you feel now than you did exactly one year ago at this time? As the holidays wrap up and thoughts of the new year are on the horizon, we tend to categorize the past… Read More A Year Full of Lessons, As Told By My Journal
Three, two, one…Happy New Year! The ball drops, some warm embraces are shared, and glasses of champagne clink as another year becomes one for the books. After all of the celebration and excitement dies down, though, this holiday signifies a new beginning for many people. A time of reinvention, if you will. Although, like a… Read More New Year, New Resolutions
If you asked me even a few months ago to discuss the times I’ve failed at something, I would probably struggle to respond. I spent so many years of my life fixating on ways that I could be better. What could I do to better excel in school? What could I do to make my… Read More How Failure Helped Me Find Myself
One of the most difficult aspects of life to grasp is the concept of impermanence. As described by Norman Fischer on the blog, Lion’s Roar, impermanence is a key principle of Buddhism, and it can be summed up by one simple statement: nothing lasts forever. The Buddha himself made it clear that those who fail to accept… Read More The Importance of Impermanence
There’s nothing more disappointing than initially realizing that you’re in a toxic friendship. It’s like breaking open the floodgates to every pent-up emotion that you’ve been suppressing throughout the duration of the relationship. You may be angry at your friend for the way that they treated you. You may be disappointed in yourself for putting… Read More Why Did I Attract A Toxic Friend Into My Life?
How many stories have been told of successful people that had to overcome “not fitting in” at some point in their lives to get to where they are today? When you let that thought sit for a while, it seems common to discover that your favorite singer, author, or public figure had never been the… Read More I Don’t Fit In…But Do I Even Want To?
One decision was all it took for me to get into the best shape of my life. After countless bouts of trial and error, making this one change was enough to send me on the path to optimal health for life. I know you’re probably dying to know what this big secret is, and I’m… Read More How I Got Into The Best Shape of My Life
It happens to the best of us. You go about your daily life and all of the sudden, it hits you. You’re not happy, and you haven’t been happy for a while. The vibrant colors of your surroundings have faded into a bleak and murky backdrop, and you wonder how this possibly could have happened.… Read More If You’re Looking For A Sign to Take A Leap of Faith – This Is It