What Are You Grateful for? How Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health

What Are You Grateful for How Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health

“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” -Lao Tzu Another confession time: I have long been an advocate of the power of gratitude and the profound effect that it can have on personal wellbeing.  Gratitude and being thankful is an almost universal concept amongst cultures throughout the world. In … Read more

Addiction Poems and My Addiction Recovery Systems

Addiction Poems and My Addiction Recovery Systems

Quitting something can seem incredibly hard, so much so that we don’t even want to put ourselves through the suffering. Have you tried giving up alcohol? Marijuana? Biting your nails? Complaining? Cigarettes? Junk food? I can confirm that it’s hard to dealing with addiction, but there are several things that stand in our way: The physical … Read more

15 Things Only People With Social Anxiety Would Understand

15 Things Only People With Social Anxiety Would Understand

All day, every day, life is like this.  Fear.  Apprehension.  Avoidance.  Pain.  Anxiety about what you said.  Fear that you said something wrong.  Worry about others’ disapproval.  Afraid of rejection, of not fitting in.  Anxious to enter a conversation, afraid you’ll have nothing to talk about.  Hiding what’s wrong with you deep inside, putting up … Read more

Things that Make Me Happy

Things that Make Me Happy

When I think about some questions such as what is happiness and what is self-happiness, I decide to think about all of the little things that make me happy and put a smile on my face. Some days I feel so overwhelmed with my to-do list, so it’s nice to have a list to reference and … Read more

38 Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain

38 Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain

There are many feelings we can experience without an actual word that describes the sensation. These are like poems. If you get up and read them as such, giving proper weight and pause to each phrase, they are really well done. Especially loved Nighthawk and the one about the lighthouse and death. So true! Sonder … Read more

Why is meditation so boring?

Why is meditation so boring?

There’s a lot of talk about meditation being “the next big thing.” It’s practiced by more than 10 million Americans, and it graced the cover of Time magazine. By this point, most of us have gotten this: Meditation is good for you! But it’s so slow, so difficult, so “traditional.” What is it about something … Read more

How to Become a Better Blog Writer in 30 Days

There’s nothing worse than a case of writer’s block! You know what I’m talking about. When you have that urge to write something but you just don’t have an idea. Or when you are under pressure to produce quality – or any – content, and just can’t come up with an idea! Ugh. Which is why I’ve compiled … Read more

How To Be Yourself: Accept Yourself As You Are

How To Be Yourself: Accept Yourself As You Are

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter the picture, things can change. You can change. How do you feel about the way you appear within the context of your life? Are you truly yourself? Do you feel … Read more

9 Life-Changing Gifts You Can Give Yourself

9 Life-Changing Gifts You Can Give Yourself

New scientific research offers surprising ways to shower yourself with tranquility, creativity, longevity and more. 1. Optimism. Look for the silver lining… Buddy DeSylva’s upbeat lyrics to Jerome Kern’s lovely tune provide an appealing call to a positive outlook on life, even in the face of adversity. Indeed, a cheerful disposition can help you get … Read more