Most of us have no clue what we want to do with our lives. Even after we finish school. Even after we get a job. Even after we’re making money. Between ages 18 and 25, I changed career aspirations more often than I changed my underwear. And even after I had a business, it wasn’t until I was 28 that I clearly defined what I wanted for my life. Chances are you’re more like me and have no clue what you want to do. It’s a struggle almost every adult goes through. “What do I want to do with my life?” “What am I passionate about?” “What do I not suck at?” I often receive emails from people in their 40s and 50s who still have no clue what they want to do with themselves.
What would it feel like to wake up every day knowing that you are doing exactly what you have always dreamed about? Wonderful, right? This is what I mean about authentic success: knowing that you are on a mission and living your life in a way that feels right to you. Success is highly personal. You are more likely to achieve success when your definition of success is your own, as opposed to someone else’s idea of success. Think about what your dream is. That’s likely to lead you to discover your personal version of success.
You know, lately I have been feeling very strange. Strange in the sense that one moment I’m up, flying high as a kite, feeling ecstatic, grateful and full of love. While the next moment I am down, feeling all fearful and anxious, as if something horrible had happened, or is about to happen. And I have to confess that I’ve learned a lot from these ups and downs and that’s why I decided to write this blog post. What follows are 10 clever ways to deal with the ups and down of life.
A few years back, I hated the word “commitment.” It felt heavy and ugly. In fact, to me, it seemed like a dirtier word than many that start with an “F.” These days, I see the same tendency in many of my life coach clients, and my most spiritually-inclined friends. So I think it’s time to give commitment a little positive PR in the hopes of making it more attractive and user-friendly. Because if you want to be truly free, in the most spiritual and mature way, then you need to get over your commitment-phobia (believe it or not there is no nice latin-based word for this all-too-common affliction).
What I believe we are truly seeking is to amplify love in our lives. To be experiencing love not just more regularly but in every moment. To be able to drop into the expansive serenity of gratitude easily and effortlessly. I am writing this blog because I feel as though I am getting there. More and more, with less and less effort, I believe I am amplifying love in my life.
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 […]
Today I would like to share with you 25 beautiful life changing lessons to learn from Khalil Gibran. Author of one of my favorite books of all time, The Prophet.
Longtime best friends will work to transform the abandoned six-story coal-fired Moran power plant on Burlington’s Lake Champlain waterfront from a derelict environmental mess into a landmark of ecological adaptive reuse.
So since the beginning of humanity, we have been up against major challenges of survival and growth as a species. When you look at the World today, and all of the crazy news from far and wide, it’s easy to say things were simpler and better in the past. However, I believe that right now is the most exciting time we have ever experienced as humans, and here’s why.
Our culture is rampant with negativity. From report cards to annual reviews at work to billboard advertising, we tend to hear what’s wrong with us, where we are weak and what we need to do in order to improve. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a society where everyone’s talents were recognized, validated, encouraged and admired? That’s why strengths are such a positive factor in creating success: they tell you what is right with you. Strengths are the tendencies and skills at which you naturally excel. Strengths can be developed, deepened and even resuscitated after lying dormant for many years.
There is no doubt you have a star child in your life. Whether a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, teacher, or a friend, these spiritually gifted, naturally intuitive, and sensitive children are all around. So just who are these star children and how do you spot one?
Self love is a really popular topic in healing, wellness and self help circles right now, and I personally believe that is a really, really good thing. However – so many of us are turning this ‘self love’ stuff into one more chore we have to do, one more thing we must accomplish, and one more item on the list of things we are not doing good enough.
Maybe it’s the world economy and the tension and wars everywhere, or maybe I’m just getting more sensitive. In any case, there is still energy to be healed around this date, so in that way, 9/11 offers us all a gift; an opportunity to face our fears and to grow beyond them.
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.