Stop Letting People Down

Ever feel like you can't seem to come through on your promises? Do people say that you're not dependable? Do you feel like everybody wants something but you just can't keep up with all the requests for help? When I was just out of high school, I went through a phase where I was constantly letting people down. I was making promises and not keeping them. I didn't do it on purpose, but it kept happening anyway. I had the best intentions every time I made a promise, but the reality was, I just … [Read more...]

The Happiness Side-Effect

There are several topics that hold a special place in my attention. Happiness is one of them. Most people don't realize how sensitive we are to so many things that nudge our happiness up or down. For example, something as basic as the amount of sleep you get has a huge impact on how happy you are. Sleep gives your body time to balance out your body and brain chemistry. Sleep helps you recover from a stressful day. And sleep replenishes the energy system of your body. When you don't get enough … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You’re Not Happy – And How To Fix Them

1. Stress - This is obvious. When you're feeling stressed, your body is in the fight-or-flight mode. This causes an increase in heart rate, adrenaline and sends more blood to your muscles to allow you to quickly fight or run away from danger. However, you might be feeling stress at work, for example, where you're not going to fight, nor will you walk out. When stress chemicals are frequently saturating your body, they need to be used up or they will begin to damage your body and weaken your … [Read more...]

30-Day Challenge: Get Healthy

Have you ever said, "This year, I'm going to get more exercise"? How about, "My resolution for this year is to eat more vegetables"? Maybe you've said, "This year, I swear I'm quitting sugar!" Every year, we start out with such good intentions but it's so hard to deliver on the promises we make to ourselves, especially related to diet and exercise. And even if we slip back into our bad diet and exercise habits, it doesn't change the fact that we want to better ourselves by getting more exercise … [Read more...]

A Little Mindfulness Goes A Long Way For Creating Special Moments

Did you know that, with a little awareness, you can make ordinary moments very special by being mindful and recognizing how priceless every moment is? It's true. By being fully present in any given moment, you can become fully immersed in events when they are important to you and this will help you appreciate them while you're experiencing them rather than waiting until they are memories to look back on. … [Read more...]

You’re Not Responsible for Their Happiness

Guilt has a sneaky way of weaseling into hidden areas of your life. Are you doing things out of guilt? Do you feel obligated to participate in certain events or activities and feel guilty if you don't? Ever feel like you're being dumped on, like everybody wants something from you and you're always so busy trying to make everybody else happy, that you never have time to do things that make you happy? From a very early age, we learn how important it is to please everybody else. If you do … [Read more...]

The Right Attitude For Finding A Job You Actually Like

NOTE: While this article was written using a backdrop of finding a job you like, the essence of what you are about to read applies to finding a great relationship, and, actually, just about every aspect of life. So read it with that awareness. If you ever hope to have a job you love, there are some fundamental things that you're going to need to change about yourself before it can ever happen. Even if you manage to fool your way into an incredible job that you totally love, you will eventually … [Read more...]

A Simple Way To Transform Your Life

There are some themes that I write about again and again because I know the power behind them. Whether you're just starting a journey of self-improvement or you've been fine-tuning your life for years, transformation isn't random, it's definite. I know that how good or how bad you feel about your life comes down to a couple of key concepts which influence every aspect of who you are, the choices you make, and how you live. When you are trying to make changes in your life, there are two core … [Read more...]