Be More Childlike

“Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart.” ~Mencius I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions. I already drink lots of water, eat healthy, and go to the gym, so those standard ones wouldn’t make good resolutions for me. But I know there’s always room for improvement, so let’s see… […]

Keep It Simple

I love moving. I love change. Moving out of an old place and into a new place allows the opportunity to reevaluate everything I’ve accumulated over the years and ask myself the question, “Do I really need this?” It gives me permission to throw things away, donate items to charity, or give something to a […]

Get Your Doodle On

With pen and paper in hand, I’ve doodled while talking on the phone, while in a meeting, or while stuck at the airport. I have a tendency to draw circles or infinity signs repeatedly, looping them together to form a border around the page. I leave my doodles on scraps of paper, Post-It notes, and napkins. We’ve […]

A Tribute to Fallen Stars

Aaliyah Selena Michael Jackson Whitney Houston Amy Winehouse Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Princess Diana Maya Angelou Heath Ledger Robin Williams Brittany Murphy Cory Monteith Recently, we all faced the shocking news of Robin Williams’ death. I’m not ashamed to admit that I actually cried when I found out. I didn’t know him though, so why […]

Strike a Pose

Social psychologist, Amy Cuddy, discusses the differences between powerful and powerless people in her TED talk: “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.” She also suggests that our bodies can change our thought process over time, if we learn to practice “power poses.” Think Wonder Woman! Try it out. Just stand up, and put your hands […]

A Snapshot of Happiness

Facebook always has a new trend or online challenge to take part in –#100daysofhappiness is the latest craze. 100 days though? That’s a big commitment. If you’re not ready to dive into so much joy, I have another idea. #6picsofhappy Okay, I made that hashtag up, but hopefully, you get the idea. Choose six (or […]

Thankfulness & Gratitude

Saying Thank You Jimmy Fallon brings a dose of humor into the act of thankfulness. In his Late Night show, he has a segment called “Thank You Notes,” where he thanks people, places, and things using a sarcastic tone and an ironic twist. Like this note from June 2013: Thank you, pita bread, for being […]

De-clutter

Do you feel like your life is in disarray? Try to tackle the physical spaces first. It’s time to de-clutter. Less clutter means more room for peace. If you need a breath of fresh air, start with shaking it out, giving it away, donating it, throwing it away, sprucing it up, wiping it off, or […]

Namaste

Yoga has become my new favorite activity. It’s calming. It’s peaceful. It’s relaxing. Afterward, I feel strong, centered, and balanced (literally and figuratively). For the complete beginner, try experimenting with a YouTube video like this one, which shows you the basics and gets you started. I like the helpful cues that Adriene uses in this clip. […]