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Everything you Need to Know about Self love vs Selfishness

Whenever I read the comments on my self-love posts I am always left a little surprised by the number of people who feel that self-love is not for them. There are many different reasons for this, but a common excuse is they don’t want to be selfish. So many people (moms in particular) feel guilty about taking time for themselves because they are convinced somehow that showing themselves love will take away from others in their lives. Those same people are often the ones who share stories of how stressed and exhausted they are. They are…

Searching for Happiness- PT5: Evolving your Environment

You made it! This is the final part in my latest Searching for Happiness series. Searching for Happiness – PT 1: Body Gentleness Searching for Happiness – PT 2: Nourishing your Mind Searching for Happiness – Part 3: Healthy Relationships Searching for Happiness – PT4: Supporting your Spirit I truly believe with the help of these 5 posts you can start transforming your life into a more content and real manifestation of what you want, or at the very least stop and think about a few small changes you might want to start making. I would like to finish this off by talking about…

Searching for Happiness – Part 3: Healthy Relationships

Welcome back, and to part three of this new series. Today I will be talking about healthy relationships. Because basically, I am an expert on those matters. Kidding. I am but a normal gal who is trying to find what works. So I wrote out this master list, a nonexpert normal person list about how to have healthy relationships. I hope you can find some honest and useful takeaways from this post. Cheers! Make date night a priority: Even if you can only squeeze it in once a month, it is important to spend quality time with your sweetums. Check…

Searching for Happiness – PT 1: Body Gentleness

I have been making some small changes lately that have been impacting my overall happiness in big ways. Naturally, I wanted to share them with all of you, so I poured up a cup of coffee and wrote my little heart out. I wrote a master list of everything that has been adding to my overall happiness and wellbeing until I could not think of anything else. I was surprised by how many things I came up with, my list ended up being pretty long with over 100 tips and tricks to be exact. After I wrote it all out…

5 Quotes of Ultimate Wisdom by Pema Chodron

Hello, lovely readers! I have had a difficult past few days. I can’t say that there has been anything happening that is outwardly difficult, I have just been feeling agitated, insecure and a little angry at times. It kind of sucks. Sometimes I just get stuck, allowing fear to dictate my happiness. It isn’t fair to myself, and it is a challenge to overcome and accept these darker moods when they arise. Although I know they will pass as all things do, I still wish to not get so stuck in my frustrations. So here I…

Dear 2016,

Dear 2016, I stood out on the edge of 2015 with a steady gaze looking towards you, contemplating the mysteries ahead of me. I could see you through the trees and knew the only way was forward through the shadows.  I was ready for you, prepared and determined to explore your secrets. I had a plan for you 2016, I had a plan for me, I guess you had a plan of your own. Straight through I approached you, the clock striking midnight in turn. Once I reached you-you turned the path beneath me. This was a strange forest…

Searching for Happiness- The Poison of Resentment

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ”  ― Carrie Fisher How does resentment manifest in your life and how does feeding the mouth of this greedy emotion help fuel your own inner emotional demise? Resentment is a key player on the enemies team. Trust me, I know! So what and who is this adversary? By definition, resentment is bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. For years the feelings of resentment can lay veiled in our emotions completely unnoticed. Disguising itself with a camouflage of more attractive emotions like agitation, anger, and jealousy, to name…

3 Benefits of Putting yourself First

Attention people pleasers! This post is for you. There was a time when I would all too often put the needs of others ahead of my own. I was the “mother hen” always looking out for the best interest of the group. The result… I was *$%*ing miserable. What I have learned is that putting yourself first is truly the best thing you can do for not only for yourself but also for the people in your life. Oh and people can take care of themselves, that’s a new thought I am warming up to…

9 Reasons Why you should be Kinder

Have you ever had an off day? You know the type of day where everything seems to go wrong, where it seems like every person you interact with has a personal vendetta against you? Like all the people and things you deal with are completely against you? I am not even being dramatic here because we have all been there, it’s like you just can’t seem to catch a break. Think about the last day you felt like that. Work, family, friends, finances any number of things can add to the stress, shaping a day that…