Think You Don’t Have A Choice? Think Again.

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With the recent changes in political and social climates in the past few months, many of us might feel that our choices are being reduced. Are they? Instead of being restricted, perhaps our choices are being clarified. After all, when the contrast of what is not wanted is brought into the light, there’s a swift movement into clarity of what …

Busy? How To Work Smarter, Not Harder

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Back to work, back to busy. The beginning of the year can be both exciting and exhausting. Having a substantial break from our normal workflow over the holiday season has its benefits—finding our motivation to jump back into the stream may not be one of them. Once we get back to business—back to work, school, or normal routine—we find ourselves …

Feeling Stifled? 4 Ways To Turn It Around

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In life, we can’t always control what happens to us, but we can always choose our response to it. It was apparent at an early age that I was gifted with an abundance of energy. During my first years of elementary school, my teachers enjoyed my creativity and enthusiasm. However, my third grade teacher found my gregarious nature to be …

Tired Of New Year’s Resolutions? Try This Instead

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While chatting with a friend last week, the topic of New Year’s resolutions came up. “So, how about your resolutions for 2016?” I asked her. “Umm, well, you know… they never stick,” she replied. Yep. Pretty much the same response I get from most of my friends. Each year many of us create promises to finally use that gym membership, …

5 Ways To Be The Peace This Holiday Season

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world” has been attributed to Mahatma Ghandi—although that’s not literally what Ghandi said. Regardless of the words, the quote isn’t simply a suggestion—it is an instruction. Ghandi is telling us that we have the power to change the world by changing ourselves. This holiday season, I’ve chosen to take that inspiration to …

5 Reasons Why You’re Good Enough As You Are

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While having lunch with a friend recently, he said something that particularly caught my ear. “Some days I feel so lost. I can’t seem to get it right. I’m just not good enough.” “At what?” I replied. “At life,” he sighed. When we look at the world around us and compare ourselves to what others are doing, we have a …