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 […]
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.
Could it be that happiness is just impossible to attain? Have we been searching for happiness in the wrong places? Is it time to in fact drop the pursuit of happiness, and instead replace it with a search for peace?
Instead of striving for a permanent state of happy, try doing a few small things that will make you smile and warm your heart. String enough of these together, and you might just find the happiness you seek! But let’s start one happy moment at a time.
Today I want to talk to you about social life. The media is full of advice on how social connections make us happier and healthier, and the media is right. But there are many different KINDS of social connection – and what works for introverts is very different from what works for extroverts. In fact, […]
International bestselling author and neuropsychologist Rick Hanson is an expert in brain neuroplasticity. That’s a mouthful, but all it really means is that you have the power to change your brain through the experiences you choose to have and, by doing so, also change your state of mind to one of peace, calm, and happiness.
Every year at the approach of Memorial Day I pray for warm weather, pop open the rosé, and make the same three promises for summer that I do every year: to lose weight, to take that vacation I’ve always wanted to, and to be active on the weekends, making sure to take advantage of the beautiful weather! Every year August 1st creeps up on me, and I am struck with horror when I realize I have done nothing on my list, and Labor Day is only a few weeks away.
I used to carve out 90 minutes every morning to do yoga and meditate. I loved it. It was amazing. It was also unsustainable. So I created a 15-minute morning routine that works. It’s so quick and easy,, I can do it every day. It’s all about creating just enough quiet space in my morning to set the tone for the rest of my day.
Throughout the hustle and bustle every day, we must remember to slow down and take in our surroundings. Illustrator Jorey Hurley discovered how important this was to her when she started her blog after she had been laid off. Every night she drew something that she noticed earlier that day, which put her more in tune with herself and […]
Eating and cooking is such a big part of our daily lives and often plays a huge role in not only how we define ourselves but also as an important vehicle for us to live our best lives. Because of this, discovering you have a food allergy or restriction can be incredibly life altering. This […]