Pursue Being Whole. . .

Pursue Being Whole. . .

Pursuing wholeness comes down to accepting and embracing all aspects of life – sadness, frustration, pain, failure and happiness, as well as realizing that all these things are equally as important for a balanced, fulfilling and truly happy experience. It’s about understanding that life is not just a bowl of cherries, and that in order to grow and learn, we rely on the harsh realities of life. In fact, even though it’s hard, we need to be grateful for these things. Rather than trying to hide from adversities, we need to embrace them… Because we know that they will make us stronger, more passionate, motivated, versatile, confident, resilient, capable and ultimately more whole as individuals – as well as adding more meaning and deeper fulfillment to our lives. In...

Drop Perfection. . .

Drop Perfection. . .

Oftentimes, when we strive for happiness or joy, what we are really aiming for is to feel perfect. But perfection is an illusion. We are beautifully imperfect beings, operating in a very imperfect world, and that is just the way it’s meant to be. Striving for perfection is a hollow goal, one that can never be achieved. Society shows us doctored images of perfection constantly in marketing and popular media. Do not buy into this illusion; it will only lead you into darkness. Embrace your quirks, your flaws and the fact that life is a roller coaster at times. Strive for excellence, have high standards… but never confuse that with the crippling behavior of perfectionism. Rather than striving to be perfect, embrace and appreciate all the beautiful, natural...

All The Wrong Places. . .

All The Wrong Places. . .

A 24/7 obsession with making life “just right” can cause us to focus on the wrong things, because we’re often poor judges of what will make us happy. For example, we might think that buying a new house, being popular and having a certain amount of money will make us happy, so we strive relentlessly for them, but in reality, when we finally get these things, we still feel like something is missing. It’s the old “I’ll be happy when I’ve got X” syndrome. Except when you get X, you realize it’s not everything you expected. It never is. Does this sound familiar to you? Perhaps it’s because we are constantly being sent messages from society and popular media telling us that X, Y & Z will make us happy.  We hear, “If you’re slim you’ll be happy,” or, “If...

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