Category: Happiness

Mile Markers

We live lives full to the brim with various events and doings, but only a handful of them are mile markers. Events that mark a significant period of time, events that veer us off course, and – if we were a house – these… Continue Reading “Mile Markers”

My Gap-Toothed Smile

When I was little I had a gap in my two front teeth. It was large enough to fit a nickel and a dime pressed together perfectly. I know this because a friend handed me a nickel and asked if it would fit between… Continue Reading “My Gap-Toothed Smile”

The Weight of Thoughts

Your thoughts are not reality, they are just thoughts. How often do we get stuck in that place, though, trapped in the mire of our thoughts believing them to be real? We create ourselves with our own imaginary worlds. This is the weight, the… Continue Reading “The Weight of Thoughts”

The Mind Trap

Of the 95% of people who believe that they are self-aware, only 10% of people actually are. On my own journey of wellness, introspection, and self-awareness I remember hearing this quote by Tasha Eurich in a TED talk. Her findings came down to one… Continue Reading “The Mind Trap”

Pattern Breaking

When you’re able to truly tap into your own desires, wants, and power it can initially feel uncomfortable, selfish, and can be laden in guilt. At least, this is how it is feeling for me. So many of my patterns involve me considering and… Continue Reading “Pattern Breaking”

How We heal

Ignoring a broken bone doesn’t fix it.

If left untreated the problem only gets worse and leads to complications and more pain and suffering.
The same is true of our internal injuries.
Tend them as tenderly, if not more so, than a broken bone.
Perhaps, like a broken bone, if given this intentional space the heart can heal just as strong – if not more so – as before the breaking?

The Worrying Mind

Our mind is a powerful tool, friend. We can sit and and ponder the intricacies of the universe, the inner workings of the human heart, and the deeper meaning of life itself. More often, though, we get caught in worry, planning, or any slew… Continue Reading “The Worrying Mind”

Self Worth

I have placed my self worth, like a gift, into the hands of others assuming that if someone else found me desirable, lovable, admirable, and attractive then that must be true.

Future-Tripping

What are you looking for, friend? Are you looking at the world for ways that it can bring you joy, love, satisfaction, and adventure… or are you looking for the ways in which the world can hurt, betray, disappoint, and let you down? Here… Continue Reading “Future-Tripping”

Forging Your Path

Are you living your life authentically, or are you following a prescribed route or path? A map designed by and for someone else that has very little consideration for who you are. So often there is an idea of who or what we are… Continue Reading “Forging Your Path”