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Searching for Happiness – Becoming Fearless

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I recently completed level two Shambhala training. For those of you who do not know what Shambhala is, allow me to explain myself. Shambhala is a form of Tibetan Buddhism in which I have been practicing for over a year now. Last fall I attended level one training, a meditation retreat on…

Searching for Happiness – PT4: Supporting your Spirit

Hi there, it is me again. It is week four of this new super cool  Searching for Happiness series and now we are getting into the deep bits. Today’s post is all about the spirit. No not the holy spirit or the one in your basement, the cool kind, the fun kind. Is it just me or do people tend to look at you like you are a weirdo hippy, a nonmodern idiot or a judgmental hypocrite when you talk about religion or spirituality anymore? Ok, that may be a little dramatic. However, I do kind of feel…

My Simple 10 Step Self Care Morning Routine

Hi there, welcome back! Self-care is something I love to explore and write about. When I have time/need a pick me up I make a conscious effort the night before to start the next day in the best way possible. Having a self-care morning routine can and will set up your day and spirit to be the best it can be. Starting the day with the intention to take care of yourself will go a long way. Often times it may be hard to find the time for myself during the work week or even the weekend…

April Goals

Hi there, and happy April! I hope you had a great March and are looking forward to the spring months coming up. I know I am. So in keeping with this new monthly commitment, I am here to update you on my March goal progress and share some plans for the coming April month. Here it goes… March Goals 2017 Finish reading 3 books: Ok so the book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill is a very big read, however, I did manage to finish…

4 Books for Meditation Beginners

Congratulations. You have decided to enrich your life through the practice of meditation. The benefits of meditating daily are numerous. Reducing depression, anxiety, and stress and improving relationships and focus being only a few of the many scientifically proven benefits. If you are at the beginning of your meditation journey then there are a few things you should be aware of. First, this is a practice you need to work into your daily life. Secondly, this is not a “quick fix” but a practice that can help you open spiritually and help you see the benefit in every…

12 Self Care Sunday Ideas

Hello, readers. I hope you are all having the best day! Many of you may have heard of the newest blogging/lifestyle trend that has become popular out there in the blog world… Self-care Sunday. What is self-care Sunday? Well, basically it is the idea of taking a little time for yourself on a Sunday to do things that nourish your mind body and soul. Sounds simple, positive and awesome. Sounds like something I would like to write about! I will be completely honest when I say that I have been taking part in my own…

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…

Three Inspirational Women you Should Get to Know This Year

The end of the year 2016 is quickly approaching, and as January 1st races forward, I find myself sitting and reflecting more and more about what I have discovered this year. What milestones have I reached? Lessons learned? How have I been influenced? This year was all about the self. Me, me, me… And not in a bad way. Self-evaluation, self-discovery, self-love, self-improvement, self-destruction. You name it and I probably experienced it this year. What a whirlwind. I started this year with a purposeful need to go deeper and I have. Within my own…

Is Projection Ruining your Relationships?

“Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in translation and added in assumption/projection” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru Hello fellow happiness searchers, life livers, realists, optimists, and projectionists. Allow me to introduce you to my newest self-discovery… projection. Buckle up. What is projection theory? According to Freudian theory, these are illicit desires, and in (rational emotive and cognitive behavior therapy R.E.C.B.T), they are ideas about ourselves that we can’t accept. The reason they are unacceptable is that they negatively reflect how you feel you “should” be. It…

Life Updates: Vol.II

Hello, friends! I have decided to do a little life update post to check in with you lovely readers and share some of what has been going on with me lately. Why? Well because why not? Anyway, seeing how this year is kinda almost sorta over, I thought it would be a good time to check in with everyone on my progress of some goals, let you know what is coming up for Scale it Simple and tell you what else is new in my extremely interesting life. Thanks for stopping by.   Reading Goals… For those of you…