Sharing Happiness

Sharing Happiness Author: Unknown Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time…

The Spark of New Beginnings

  “The Spark of New Beginnings” Let this be the year you take control of your life. The year that you emerge from your comfort zone and open your eyes to a world of possibilities. Let this be the year you cross things off your “bucket list”. The year that you begin living out your…

Control Your Temper

Below is an inspirational short story about the effects of anger. The author is unknown. Control Your Temper There once was a little boy who had a very bad temper. His father decided to hand him a bag of nails and said that every time the boy lost his temper, he had to hammer a nail…

An Exercise To Love And Approve Of Yourself

Now is the time to take your list of things that are wrong with you and turn them into positive affirmations. Or you can list all the changes you want to make and have and do. Then select three from this list and turn them into positive affirmations. Just suppose your negative list was something…

3 Important Self-Reflective Questions to Answer Before 2018

By Austin Adams Perhaps the best way to become a better person and grow from your experiences is—while ending a certain period of your life—reflecting on that chapter with honesty and courage to see what you need to change, add, reduce, and remove. Great self-reflection is about seeing all that’s happened, asking how those things…

5 Ways to Stoke Your Spirit for the Holidays

BY KATHRYN BUDIG Even when gift wrapping and pie baking edge out asana and meditation on your to-do list, there is still always an opportunity to connect with your truest Self. Follow us all month on Facebook and Instagram for spiritual inspiration and share how you #stokeyourspirit. Here, Kathryn Budig shares five of the ways she…

Small Actions, Huge Impact

BY LEO BABAUTA Most people get hung up because of a few reasons: A task or project is too intimidating/overwhelming, so they put it off. Sticking to new habits is hard, so they fail after a week or two. Life becomes overwhelming, because there’s so much to do, so many choices. The problems with these…

Single-Minded Devotion to a Task

BY LEO BABAUTA I’m going to share a secret to productivity, happiness and mindfulness that you can practice right now, and every day: Devote yourself single-mindedly to anything you do. And by that, I mean anything. For example, you can single-mindedly focus on: Writing Washing a dish Talking to someone Reading an online article Listening to a…

Silence The Ego

  “Ego says, Once everything falls into place, I will find peace. Spirit says, Find peace and everything will fall into place.” The ego is a master manipulator. It convinces one to listen to the mind, but fails to produce anything beyond temporary results. It relies on the human need for instant gratification and feeds…

Patience

In a society filled with smartphones, social media, instant news, and 500 horsepower, it is easy for one to expect things to be fast. Don’t get me wrong, speed is great. It allows us to have more time for more activities, family, hobbies, and friends. However, not everything is fast. Not everything needs to be…