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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
If you’ve been paying even the slightest bit of attention to what’s trending these days, you probably have seen articles about the Body Positive or BoPo Movement. Countless brands are associating their products with, and gearing their ads towards, the movement’s “feeling positive” about your body proclamation. The topic of “self-love” is currently garnering high […]
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?
In a perfect world, we would all easily become who we’re meant to be. But, as most of us know, that path typically isn’t marked very clearly. It’s often foggy and misleading.
Self-criticism used to be a part of my everyday existence. I constantly scrutinized and over analyzed every choice and every action I made. For more than three decades, I didn’t just dislike myself—I actively went out of my way to sabotage myself.