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
There’s nothing like a change in the seasons to invigorate us, and new beginnings can often boost our appetite for further change. One area that is very important to many of us (and is a big part of our day) is our career/job. When things feel like they are going south and we start to dread going to work, there comes a time when we must determine how to make lemons out of the lemonade and improve our circumstances, or decide if it’s time to leave or start something entirely new. Because so much … [Read more...] about Spring Forward into a Career You Love – Part 1
So many people live their lives feeling they have so little choice. We are in relationships we have grown weary of, in careers that we don’t find purposeful and our days are filled with tasks that we feel obligated to do. Quite often, in our minds, the life we hoped for and the life we are living are not in alignment or even what is an extension of our purpose. If your day is filled with well em… “filler” for lack of better term, then it may be time for a reset. In a society where busyness … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to Live Your Life & Career with Intention
Have you ever tucked a fortune cookie into your pocket because you liked what it said? Or have you looked at your horoscope and had your stomach sink in disappointment? Common, fess up, you have done it and I have, too! But why do we let such things have even a fleeting moment of negative influence on our day? That little message tucked in that fortune cookie can be a powerful reminder of possibilities, dreams or personal attributes that often get forgotten in everyday life. Regardless of … [Read more...] about Using Personal Growth to Predict Good Fortune
Looking for compassion, gratitude, and sameness in tragedy... When I first looked at the news footage of the Boston Marathon Bombing, I felt absolutely sick. It was surreal. While so many people were aiming to achieve their personal best, others seem to have sunken to a personal worst. It's hard not to feel anger when you are looking square in the eyes of malicious intent. But after a week or so, I witnessed miracles. While watching the story evolve, and looking at the same footage - again … [Read more...] about Did you See the Boston Marathon Explosion Miracles?