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Breaking Away from Perfectionism

Confession: I am a recovering perfectionist. You might be one, too. There are a lot of us out there—aware that our perfectionism is holding us back, wanting to do something about it, but not sure how or where to start. Breaking away from perfectionism is hard. Not only are some of us naturally inclined toward […]

How to Start Meditating

In the past few years, meditation has become wildly popular, transitioning from a religious technique rarely used in Western cultures to a widely-practiced method for self-improvement, stress management, productivity, and more. These days, it isn’t uncommon to see anyone and everyone meditating—from business professionals to celebrities to athletes. But is meditation for you? And how […]

How to Slow Down (and Be Happier)

We live in a go, go, go world. When I ask people how they’re doing, do you know what the answer I get the most is? “Busy.” Everyone seems to always be doing something. And a lot of people wear their “busy” label as a badge of honor. But busy doesn’t always mean productive, purposeful, […]

What Needs to Change in Your Life?

As humans, we mostly resist change. We fear the unknown. We like feeling content and safe. But although change is not always a welcome part of life, it is an inevitable part of life. Some changes we don’t get to choose; they happen, whether we want them to or not. Kids grow up, relationships come […]

Finding Your Foundation

Anyone can “create happy,” but like any creative process, creating and living a life you love doesn’t happen automatically. When you’re designing and creating a life you want to live, you have to start somewhere and progress one step at a time. But where do you start? By finding your foundation. Why finding your foundation […]

Accessing Your Inner Power

There is power inside of you. Did you know that? Whether you call it your soul, or your inner dragon, or your “secret sauce,” you’ve got the power to make things happen. Accessing that inner power, however, isn’t always easy. Sometimes, we may just forget that the power is there. Other times we may feel […]

Building Self-Worth

The more I learn about ways to help people live better, happier, more meaningful lives, the more I start to realize that there are just a handful of problems that are at the root of all the other problems/doubts/fears we face. One of those deep, core problems is low self-worth. A low perception of your […]

Finding Meaning in Grief

Grief is one of the most complex emotions humans can experience. Everyone feels grief differently and responds to it differently. But not everyone realizes that grief, as an unavoidable part of the human experience, can also provoke unexpected thoughts and change us in unexpected ways—some of which aren’t negative. In fact, you can find meaning […]