Get off the Busy Train with 10 Easy Practices

Do you dream of fewer distractions, fewer decisions, and more free time? Here are ten tips for a life less busy.

How are you? Busy? Unfortunately, the phrase “I’m so busy” has become a mantra for the modern age. We seem to have bought into the idea that we need to fill our days and our homes until our heads and closets are ready to explode. We speak of a simpler life with fewer distractions and […]

Free Yourself from Negativity Bias

It’s neuroscience, baby. You’re hardwired to overlook joy. Here’s a way out.

Imagine this: You wake up one morning, do a little yoga, sip hot lemon water, read your book, arrange some cut flowers, play with your cat, walk your dog in the park, enjoy a hot shower, get dressed, and drive to work. On your commute, another car cuts in front of you, nearly causing an […]

The Surrender Experiment: How to Let Go of Control and Allow Life to Call the Shots

Surrender control, and lose anxiety and fear in the process.

Here’s a scary idea: surrender control of your life. Our lives are ridden with tension, resentment, and anxiety because we try to control and determine everything that happens to us. But when it doesn’t go as planned—and often it won’t, because a million external factors are coming into play at once—we get upset or fearful. […]


6 Ways to Find Success as Your Authentic Self

Are you constantly busy but never feel fulfilled? It’s time to press pause, tap into your inner wisdom, and realign your goals.

When a company layoff left me reeling, I was left with two inevitable, looming questions: “Why me?” and “What’s next?” It’s a juncture author and spiritual motivator Danielle LaPorte thrives on. In her world, there’s no room for wallowing in what-ifs or stagnating in a sea of “someday, maybe.” You are the agent of change, […]

How to Fully Forgive Someone & Move On for Your Own Good

Waiting for an apology from an offender? Don't waste your time. True healing from forgiveness starts from within. It may not be easy, but the spiritual benefits make it well worth the effort.

Sticks and stones may be the things that break your bones, but words and actions can still cut, which is why saying you forgive someone for something they’ve done to hurt you is much easier than actually doing it. Nevertheless, it is important that we embrace healing in the form of forgiveness. When we permit […]

Pondering Powerful Life Lessons with Poet and Philosopher, Mark Nepo

Inspirational quotes from Nepo's latest book, Things That Join the Sea and the Sky, help us navigate life with a deeper appreciation and a lighter step.

When life is getting sticky and the thought of, “why me?” appears and lingers, and conversely when life just feels a little too comfortable, and I catch myself smugly believing that “Oh, I totally got this,” I seek out the words of philosopher Mark Nepo. In the fast pace of life that can sweep us […]

An Excerpt from Silence

Author Erling Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.

Contrary to what I believed when I was younger, the basic state of our brain is one of chaos. The reason that it took me so long to understand this is that my days often pass on autopilot. I sleep, wake up, check my phone, shower, eat and head off to work. Here I respond […]

Why Things Are What You Make of Them

You don’t have to be a creative professional or hobbyist to benefit from the "take control of your life" advice in Adam J. Kurtz’s new book.

In his latest book of down-to-earth professional wisdom, author and designer Adam Kurtz deals out some sage, and often funny, life advice for creatives. I gobbled up the pocket-sized book, not only because it gave my creative self-esteem a much-needed boost, but because much of his advice felt applicable to life in general.

How to Get a Side Hustle Off the Ground When You Have No Clue

There's an art to making money in your spare time—here’s some help to getting it right.

Getting paid for pursuing your passion is what every modern person dreams of. Imagine a Monday morning where you get up and paint all day in your own studio rather than commute into an office where you toil away at spreadsheet after spreadsheet. Sounds pretty nice, right? Still, as most of us know, turning a […]
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