When Do We Keep Trying or Give Up: A Tough Choice

When Do We Keep Trying or Give Up: A Tough Choice

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain” – Tom Hiddleston
 

Her muscles scream in pain, telling her they desperately want to end this race right here right now. She feels a wave of anxiety creeping into her mind, wondering whether or not she’ll make it to the finish line.

Creating Principle-Centered Family

Creating Principle-Centered Family

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family” – Virginia Satir

 

For most of us, our family – mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, grandfathers, and grandmothers – is an essential part in our lives, and are some of the most meaningful and important relationships we have.

The Time to Act is NOW

The Time to Act is NOW

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live in the moments of your daily life deeply”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

 

All you really own is this very moment. Your past is just a historical record, and your future hasn’t come into existence. Everything in your life is created by what you do (or don’t do) here and now.

How To Start A Healthy Relationship... With Yourself

How To Start A Healthy Relationship... With Yourself

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection”

- Buddha

 Having a loving and accepting relationship with myself has been an extremely daunting task, as a small part of me seeks to I resist the idea of self-compassion. Every time I am placed in a stressful situation, whether it be a project deadline, conflict in a relationship, dealing with a frustrated and angry child, parent, or client, or simply trying something for the first time, I would find myself consistently, but subtly criticizing and judging every though, action or word I spoke.

How Your Attitude Creates Your Success or Your Suffering

How Your Attitude Creates Your Success or Your Suffering

“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”
-          Friedrich Nietzsche

 

What is the attitude you take towards challenges and conflict in your life? What are those loud, annoying voices in our heads saying to us about how should we live our lives? Raise our children? How we should view ourselves and place in this world?

4 Tips For Getting Unstuck and Take Action In Your Life

4 Tips For Getting Unstuck and Take Action In Your Life

Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing”. - Eckhart Tolle

 

Have you ever felt so stuck in life that there seemed to be no way out? Finding yourself repeating similar cycles in your life, career, or relationships which continue to leave you feeling stagnant and unfulfilled?

 There have been several times in my life where I too have been stuck in these seemingly endless cycles; always feeling hopeless, anxious, depressed, and confused about how to get unstuck. Like a truck spinning its’ tires in the mud, I was going absolutely nowhere fast. Too often in these situations we beat ourselves up, thinking with enough self-criticism and anger that somehow we will get out.

 Yet, not only do we continue to dig our own proverbial graves, but too often our situations drastically worsen, sending us into a self-defeating tailspin.

When Is It Time to Make a Career Transition

When Is It Time to Make a Career Transition

“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers” – M. Scott Peck

 

 Do you find yourself staring blankly at your computer screen? Do you struggle to find energy, passion, and motivation in your career? Maybe some of you even feel as if you’re losing your sanity, and just simply “can’t take it anymore”.

 

Well you are not alone…

 

Job satisfaction in America has continued its downward spiral for the eighth straight year below the 1987 historical level, according to The Conference Board 2014 Job Satisfaction Survey. It seems despite being a country of wealth, freedom, and prosperity more and more Americans are losing interest and satisfaction in their work, and some are checking out of the workforce altogether. The trend is upsetting, but tells the tale of the American worker’s deep sense of unhappiness, apathy, and dissatisfaction with his/her work.