Sometimes there is a slippery line between doing our best and trying to achieve perfection. There are so many influencers around us that consciously and unconsciously send a message that we need to do more, be more and achieve more to be successful. The promise is that if we do, we may achieve perfection and then somehow, get something we desire - like respect, appreciation, happiness or security. Sadly, that could not be further from the truth! When we strive to grow and achieve our goals, … [Read more...] about Perfection: An Endless & Empty Roller Coaster Ride
We often think of a vacation as a trip, off to some far-flung destination away from our immediate surroundings (at least I do!). We can spend days and even months anticipating the trip, telling ourselves that “being away” is the ONLY time, we can allow ourselves to fully relax and joyful. But when time or budget doesn’t allow an “away” holiday, what are your options to get the break you need? Most people don’t consider that it’s actually possible to experience this feeling of relaxation in … [Read more...] about Mastering the Staycation & Enchanting Your Everyday Life
Life often feels like it’s passing us by. We rush from one thing to the next, trying to keep pace with our accomplishments and the hectic pace of life. We cram our schedules morning to night with activities because we feel we have to keep up. But in reality, rushing to check off another thing on our to-do list can then sometimes make us realize more tasks, which then get added to the list of things we need to do. In this way, we become even busier and less “present’ in our daily lives. What … [Read more...] about Savouring the Sweetness of Summer
Are Habits from Your Past Preventing the Future You Desire & Deserve? We live in a Western society where our left-brain focus is on the future most of the time. If you are not sure if that is true, consider any of your new year’s resolutions, goals that you’ve set, and any dreams that you may want to achieve. They’re all focused on the future and they all involve a goal and the process of CHANGE. When you work so hard to reach your goals, it can sometimes be a surprise to find out … [Read more...] about Is it possible to miss our old habits?
We live in a society where our worth is often measured by traditional benchmarks: graduating from college, owning a house, getting married, having children, and getting a stable job. It feels like these expectations on what we should do with our lives are with us from the day we are born, and what is expected of us to be considered a productive member of society. For many of us, our goals can bring a sense of stability but they can also limit our ability to experience different outcomes that … [Read more...] about Adjusting Expectations Can Foster an Intentional Life
Read Part 1, here! Before you job hop or start a new career, make sure you’re making the right decision and not just jumping the gun. If you experience any of these signs below, then you should look to transition into a new opportunity. 3) You’re Surrounded by Toxic People & A Crisis Based Company There are many toxic and unhappy people (energy vampires) out there, and it can be hard to manage if you must work with them. It’s not healthy for your well-being to … [Read more...] about Spring Forward into a Career You Love – Part 2