“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” ~Unknown I work for a website that creates videos on lifestyle, fashion, food, travel, fitness, and more. Our channel has a massive following from all walks of life, and we receive a lot of love but also a bit of hate.
“The beauty of the truth; whether it is good or bad, it is liberating.” ~Paulo Coelho It’s around the time of your mother or father’s birthday. You browse through the card aisles of your local store getting more and more frustrated because you cannot relate to any of the cards you read. You eventually pick
A woman struggles to tell her boss that no, she won’t work overtime for the third day this week. A man feels resentful in his relationship because he always gives, and his partner always takes. A woman wants to stop faking pleasure in the bedroom but doesn’t know how. Though their stories differ, these folks
“Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz Online dating and dating apps have revolutionized the experience of dating
“An enemy is a person whose story you do not know.” ~Irene Butter We all know the status of our currently hostile nation—it feels as though you can’t make it through a single speech or read an article or engage in a conversation with friends that doesn’t somehow touch on polarizing topics or divisive politics.
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” Brené Brown Growing up I watched my grandparents’ relationship with longing. They anticipated each other’s needs, they did small loving gestures for each other every day, and they put the other fist without resentment. I longed to have
“Picture a pattern of upright dominoes that have been positioned just far enough away from one other to highlight the gap between them, but just close enough to hit each other if one of them tips over. Hit a single domino and it sets off a chain reaction. Oftentimes, our own actions, reactions and counter-reactions,
“You are not a mess. You are a feeling person in a messy world.” ~Glennon Doyle Milton I have suffered with some type of anxiety for as long as I can remember. The stomach aches at age five. Trips to the specialist, always coming back with no known cause. The feelings in grade school of
“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another.” ~Thomas Merton Seth: When Aria and I decided to devote a year to encouraging one another in our mindfulness practice, we couldn’t have known what those twelve months had in store. I had always enjoyed
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~C.G. Jung Everyone says it. They say chemistry is a must. I know I say it. But why do we say this? What exactly is chemistry, and is it really the best indicator of a
My journey to living in gratitude began in 2010. And let me say that up until that time, until I was age forty-five, I was a complainer, griper, and a whiner, with absolutely no reason to complain! Luckily, I was saved from these very wasteful, counter-productive habits when I was given a blank journal one
“When you say “yes” to others, make sure you aren’t saying “no” to yourself.” ~Paulo Coehlo For as long as I can remember I have been a people pleaser. I have prided myself on being well-liked, on saying yes and never saying no. I go out of my way for people even when it’s inconvenient
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.” ~Bruce Lee The benefits of meditation are far reaching and have been well known for centuries. However, the idea of formal meditation doesn’t sit well with some of us. The idea of sitting cross-legged for extended periods and delving inward
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James Have you ever been in a situation where you felt your world was ending? When the stress was overwhelming and you were so miserable, all you wanted to do was wallow in it and growl at the world from