Stop Suffering and Start Loving What Is

How would you feel if the people around you weren't being so hurtful by doing or saying things that make you feel miserable? How would your life change if you weren't constantly being bombarded by the negative expectations of others or made to feel like an outcast, misunderstood or unaccepted for who you are? And what would your life be like if you weren't constantly stressed due conditions and challenges you face on a daily basis?  Wouldn't you be a free, peaceful, and truly happy … [Read more...]

Creating Automatic Emotions

Every day we get opportunities to practice various emotions. The ones we rely on the most are the ones that become automatic. But you can create new and more positive automatic emotions. First, let's look at a couple of examples: If every time you get cut off in traffic, your first emotional reaction is anger, it's only because that's the emotion you have practiced so much that it has become your go-to emotional response. And by going with your first reaction, you're also reinforcing … [Read more...]

Brain Dump: Happiness At Work

Just an update to share something that's taking up brain cells lately. I'm pretty excited about this and since I've been thinking about it a lot lately, I'm guessing that you might like it too. Whether you're mildly displeased or completely despise your job, I'm pretty sure that this book will help. But even if you love your job, you really should check this out... Happiness At Work Recently, I heard an interview with Dr. Srikumar Rao. He was talking about his book, . I ended up listening to … [Read more...]

30-Day Challenge: Speak No Evil

How do you feel around negative people? How do you feel when someone you know is always complaining? Have you ever met someone who seems to always be so negative when you're with them? Have you ever met one of those people who is always doom-and-gloom, who never has anything nice to say about anything or anyone? When you spend a lot of time around people who are always complaining about things, or bad-mouthing other people behind their backs, it can be very draining -- emotionally, mentally, … [Read more...]

Brain Dump: The Joy Junkie Show

From time to time, certain things push through the noise of daily life and grab my attention. Right now, there's a new podcast that has landed squarely on the front of my cerebral cortex and I'm pretty excited about it. So I thought I'd share the love and pass it on to you. I think you're going to really like it. The Joy Junkie Show There's a new podcast that you should listen to if you want to be educated and entertained by someone who doesn't sugar-coat the truth. Amy E. Smith (a.k.a. The … [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...]

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...]