Category Archives: daily life

How To Speak Up With Confidence: 6 Little-known Secrets

woman with megaphoneYou had something to say, but as usual, nobody listened.

It’s irritating, right?

They seemed to write you off the second you opened your mouth. Worse than that, they barely even acknowledged you were there.

And it happens every time.

You know you have great ideas and opinions worth listening to, but nobody ever seems to take you seriously. So half the time you don’t even bother speaking up any longer,

How to Live With Less Stuff But More Happiness

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

“Do you want some more?”

Seems a dumb question, doesn’t it?

The answer is of course, it depends what the ‘more’ is. More of what, exactly?

Of course you’d enjoy more money to buy more cool stuff,

3 Biggest Holiday Stressors and How to Overcome Them

holiday stressorsHoliday 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 funk from too many cookies and cocktails.

Use these tips to overcome holiday stressors and enjoy the festive season.

5 Simple Questions to Boost Your Happiness Every Day

boost your happinessFolks 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 out almost every day. My state of happiness was as delicate as a butterfly and just as susceptible to the slightest breeze.

5 Powerful Ways to Transform Anger Into Joy

transform anger into joyIt 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. You just explode.

It’s a vicious cycle and you feel like a failure.

7 Simple Steps to Turn Enemies into Friends

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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 antagonize them (and honestly can’t even figure out what you did to provoke them).

The Step-by-Step Guide to Emotional Fitness

emotional fitnessOur 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.

We’re not perfect people – we weren’t born with the ability to do things right on the first try.

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

meaningful lifeBy 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 right?

You’re worried that you’re going about your life the wrong way and that by the time you’re 50 or 60,

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 listening to you, really?

One of the biggest reasons people don’t listen is that they don’t think it’s important.

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 why we aren’t doing anything about it.