Posts tagged September 2016
Quit Trying to Be Happy All the Time

There's a movement these days to be happy all.the.damn.time.

Happy, happy, happy!

If you do a quick Google search on 'happy' you'll see links for habits of happy people, ways to be incredibly happy, etc.

It's as if the elusive answer to how to be happy all the time is the key to fixing all of your problems.

Look, I think wallowing in self-pity and being a negative, cynical, miserable person isn't what any of us want to aim for, but happy all the time?

That's a bit of an extreme on the other end of the spectrum.

Not only is aiming for never ending happiness a recipe for setting yourself up for epic disappointments, it's not healthy, so let's just cut the crap, m'kay?

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Rewrite Your Story

We all have a story.  It’s who we are and where we’re from.  It’s our past and our present.  It’s our triumphs and our failures.  It’s our joy and our sadness.

Most of us feel our stories are written for us.  We get up each day, do our thing, and our stories are written along the way.  We look back on our lives and see the pages of our past as a reminder of either our successes or our mistakes (that depends on the lens through which you view your world).

Most of us never think about the blank pages that are waited to be filled.

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The Power of Connecting Our Mind to our Bodies

Quick question, friends…do you tend to live primarily from our head or your heart? 

By this I mean…when making decisions and going about your day, do you let your head lead or your heart lead?

If you’re still scratching your head wondering what the hell I’m talking about, let me break that down further…do you lean toward thinking things through and then deciding or letting your gut or intuition guide you?

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Changing How You Show Up

How do you show up for your life?  Are you confident, in control, and aware of how you are experiencing situations in your life?  Or, are you just going along for the ride, wishing you could be different or act differently in certain things?

Most of us are on autopilot and don’t realize that we can control how we show up in our life.  How we show up not only impacts how we experience life, but it impacts how others interact with us (which in turn impacts our experience…it’s a lovely circle!).

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Being Comfortable on Your Own

I’m in Europe this week on my own and I’m loving it.  I started out my trip by meeting up with my brother, his fiancé, and a friend on Saturday for the Georgia Tech/Boston College game in Dublin (side note…Go Jackets! :)).  After dinner that night, we said our goodbyes and parted ways.  

I enjoyed another day in Dublin before moving onto to Scotland (I’m in Edinburgh now and will go to Glasgow later this week).  While traveling on my own this week, it got me thinking about how comfortable I am with being on my own.  I know it’s not something a lot of people enjoy and I think that’s a shame.  You can enjoy being on your own and still have a healthy social life with others!

Being comfortable with being on your own is nothing more than simply enjoying your own company.

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