I failed. This past month, with my happiness project, I failed in almost every way. I didn’t read everyday like I planned. I didn’t meditate, or take cold showers. I didn’t eat healthy, at times I hardly at all. My topic this month was to embrace life, and love my fate; amor fati. I failed.
Working on a happiness project is easygoing when life is easy. It’s easy to focus on increasing happiness when there aren’t any major hurdles to tackle. It reminds me of Maslow’s Hierarchy if Needs, one does not pass from one level to the next until needs are met. You can’t focus on self-actualization if you
Earlier in the week I discussed the importance of a morning ritual and how this can set you up for a healthier, happier life; And as important as a morning routine is, an evening routine is just as important to set you up to feel refreshed and well-rested the following morning. As a parent, I
Have you ever thought about how you start your day? Not just, what time of day you need to wake up to get ready in time, to be out the door and where you need to be on time; But actually started your day with intention? Imagine if you started your day with clear purpose,
Since our vacation to Florida this summer, I have been on vacay mode; eating crap, drinking more than I should, thoroughly living my best unhealthy life. My “summer body” went out the window, along with some of my healthy habits, which is one of the reasons “Wellness” is the top priority of this months agenda.
What if the best part of waking up, wasn’t actually Folgers in your cup? What if the best thing to do to kick start your day was actually a cold shower? I know, I know, but hear me out. Exposure to cold is increasing more and more in popularity due to it’s wide array of
During the month of July, I learned a great deal about myself; about giving grace and my short-comings. I learned that it is much easier to give grace in situations where I am comfortable and agreeable; yet when situations are outside of my comfort zone, or I don’t agree with someone or something, it is
There is a great amount of discussion today about screen time; how much time you allow your children every day, and the influence this time has on the child’s development. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics excessive screen time can put children at risk for a number of different problems. Children and teens who overuse screens
When we think of mindfulness I think there is often this image that comes to mind of a Buddhist Monk meditating and reaching some higher sense of awareness. And as Aubrey Marcus says in Own the Day, Own Your Life “meditation is an extension of mindfulness,” mindfulness comes in many other forms. There is a strong
I’m a little late getting started on June’s happiness project, which is ironic because the focus this month is on Mindfulness. This month I want to focus on the present and being aware and enjoying the moment. When I worked in the mental health field, I led a therapy group, in which we focused whole