Category Archives: daily life

The Step-by-Step Guide to Emotional Fitness

Our culture is emotionally out-of-whack. We live in a maze of thoughts, media, culture, people, noise, words, screens, air, and confusion. Through our lives, we’re expected to move through these experiences and derive meaning from them. We’re supposed to figure out our lives. We’re supposed to have it all together. But we don’t. We fail. […]

How to Add Meaning to Your Life (And Feel Incredibly Fulfilled)

By Chantalle Gerber You’ve probably asked yourself these questions countless times, “Why am I here?”, “What’s the point of it all?” and “what am I meant to do with my life?” At the end of the day, what you’re really looking for is to live a meaningful and purposeful life…a life that matters. Am I […]

Radical Listening – 6 Strategies For Deeper Connections

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. -Robert Greenleaf In a recent post, we talked about why you might be undervaluing your listening skills, and how that’s costing you. In this post, I’ll share some helpful techniques to improve your listening ability. But before you keep reading, check yourself: how important is […]

7 Ways Listening Can Change Your Life

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time ~ M. Scott Peck Are you a good listener? Maybe you are. But the odds are not good. Though we like to believe otherwise, most people, most of the time, are terrible listeners. It’s no mystery why. The real mystery is […]

5 Crucial Reasons to Carry a Moral Compass

This morning I took advantage of warmth and sunshine to do some early spring cleanup in my front lawn. A few dried-out clumps of tall ornamental grasses should have been cut back in the fall, and their long stalks have been blowing around the neighborhood all winter. It was time to take care of business. […]

How to Manage Burnout: 5 Essential Tips

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid Do you feel exhausted when you get home from work? Do you go about your day feeling numb and as though you’re just going through the motions? When you get right down to it, do you feel ineffective and maybe even helpless? If […]

How to Start the Day with Maximum Focus

How do you feel when you wake up every morning? Are you tired, longing for another hour of sleep, or are you energized and excited for the new day’s possibilities? The attitude you possess when you start the day affects you much more than any cup of coffee ever will. Take a moment to think […]

How Using the “Power of 3″ Can Clear Your Mind and Bring Peace

Hurtful words can sting. Once said, they cannot be unsaid. My belly sinks. I feel deflated and exhausted. Sometimes, my mind replays a heated discussion. And I can’t get it out of my mind, it bothers me too much. Have you ever felt this way? Is there a way to clear your mind and feel peace? […]

How Hope Can Change the World: A Small Experiment with Huge Results

Do you sometimes feel hopeless about the state of the world? Or that you alone can’t possibly make a difference? Actually, each one of us can make a difference – even if it only makes the world a better place in a small way. Watch the video below to see how one teacher in a […]

How to Make the Most of Your Life: 50 Wise Tips

Life is precious. But how to make the most of your life? Here are fifty wise tips by readers on how to make the most of your time on earth. 1. It starts with being present and in the moment. Really appreciating the ‘small’ things in life – the smell of the morning, the feel […]