Category Archives: daily life

3 Biggest Holiday Stressors and How to Overcome Them

Holiday stressors can ruin the festive season for you. The holidays offer precious time to enjoy food, time off, and people we love. But the magic of the season can turn to stress when we find ourselves around the person we avoid all year long, or panicking over gifts, or with our digestion in a […]

5 Simple Questions to Boost Your Happiness Every Day

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. – Abraham Lincoln Be honest. How happy do you feel every day? It probably depends. It’s not like it’s a predetermined state of mind, right? Or is it? I used to fall into a happy state and just as quickly fall […]

5 Powerful Ways to Transform Anger Into Joy

It happened again. You tried to stop yourself. You wish you hadn’t said it. And, yet, despite all your best efforts, you lost it once again. You know better. You know you should be more “spiritual” and not allow others to push your buttons or disturb your peace. But whenever it happens you are powerless. […]

7 Simple Steps to Turn Enemies into Friends

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love. – Mahatma Gandhi In frustration, in anger, you ask . . . Why? Why did that person spread lies about you behind your back, vilify you, or even mock you to your face? Surely they had no reason when you obviously never meant to […]

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 […]