The Joy of Moving, Not! “Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” — Hans Selye I’ve just recently moved 300km from the outskirts of the Mother City to the rolling hills of the Karoo countryside. Yes, it was a stressy move (especially as we had a cat who sulked at […]
We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our past mistakes or current stresses, and how these could lead to negative outcomes in the future. We might obsess about or over-analyze regular experiences and interactions, reading into them things that aren’t actually there. We might find that as soon as one bad thing happens, we associate it with all the other bad things that have happened in our lives and begin to feel miserable. We might feel anxious in the present, having a hard time getting out of our own heads as we worry and obsess about the things that could go wrong.
If you ask me, there are certain qualities each and every human being should have. Qualities that have the power to help each and every one of us to connect with our own selves and the world around us at a deeper level. Crafting better lives for ourselves and those around us and making the world a happier and a lot brighter place to be in.
When was the last time you stopped to acknowledge the world around you? When was the last time you stopped to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you? To express your gratitude for the many wonderful and loving people that are present in your life and to express your gratitude for being alive? When was the last time you stopped to give thanks to life, to God, to those you love, to those you don’t, for many of the valuable lessons they taught you, for many of the gifts they offered you and for many of the precious moments they shared with you?
Do you feel good every morning? Does each morning bring with it another ray of hope, a reason to fight for your dreams and keep your spirit alive? Well it should and here are a few absolute ‘musts’ to tell yourself every day, first thing in the morning, for a better, happier, more successful day, every day.
What does it look like to eliminate stress in your life? No, it doesn’t look like a made-for-television movie. No, it doesn’t look like something only people with extra time and money can do. It looks like your life — but without any self-created stress triggers. To live stress-free consider saying no to the following…
Taking charge is a mindset of positivity. It means that you believe in yourself and your vision and you are committed to taking the steps that will make your vision a reality. This is leadership in its purest sense. Leadership is essentially the ability to inspire yourself and others to create success. How do you develop the positive attitude that enables you to take charge?
Despite the fact that billions of pounds of fresh foods are available, the distribution system simply does not allow those foods to enter the system and reach those who need it the most. AmpleHarvest connects the people with too much food in their home gardens with those who really need it.
Do people really want to be happier? Are you sure? Of course they do! It’s what most people are constantly seeking, maybe in the wrong way through materialism or short term gains, but it still makes top of the list. In her book The How of Happiness Sonja Lyubomirsky points out 40% of happiness is down to what we do and what we think. So what do they do and how do they do it?
What are your most rewarding life experiences? Here is a list of 60 things that others have said are their most rewarding experiences. Things which, when mastered, are life changing. Check out the list below and get inspired, add your favorites to your personal list and then cross them off one by one as you go!
When it comes to finding happiness, many of us seem to be looking for it in all the wrong places, wasting time and energy, not realizing that the root of happiness is within each and every one of us, in our hearts. Allowing ourselves to experience genuine happiness is to become happiness, it is wanting happiness to be a part our lives with all our hearts and being open to receiving it no matter what form it might take. Today I would like to share with you the five steps that will help you on this journey toward experiencing the real happiness you have been searching up until this very moment.
Do you ever wonder if you will ever be truly happy in your life? Do you wonder if happiness is just a hoax and success is an illusion? Do you feel like they don’t really exist? I felt like this a little while ago. At the time, I was making six-figure income, was working for my dream company (Apple) and had a flexible work schedule. In spite of all this, I was miserable. To make things worse one day, my 10 yr old daughter said, “ Mommy you are just not nice when you come back from your job”. That was a wake up call. I wanted to make a change. I wanted to be happy. I wanted to be a good mom. But I didn’t know how.
We’re not going to live forever, so why not live each day like it’s our last, because you never know, it might actually be our last. We want to be full of life, we want to be radiant, loving, and we want to share our very best with the world, and this is the perfect time for us to do just that.
‘Loving what is’ means taking responsibility for what’s happening in your reality, even when it seems unfair and undeserved, and trusting that Life is always guiding you toward your greater good. Rather than raging against the challenge that life has offered you, ask life for help and guidance in opening yourself to a deeper understanding of the situation.