Out of struggle comes growth. We must push through challenges to find greater strength and inner wisdom. Hardships provide the foundation for change to happen. When we are required to be brave, we bloom. When we overcome adversity or discover new coping mechanisms, we expand. It is in these moments of darkness that our [...]
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The more internal peace we have, the greater the peace we feel with those around us. Criticism is often disguised as a form of help or as a way to increase resilience. A critical parent, boss or partner can cause damage to our sense of self. Resilience comes not from other’s attempts to fix [...]
Strong relationships are important to your happiness and a healthy life. This last year, many have felt alone and lonely. We’ve been apart from family, friends and co-workers. As we continue navigating a global pandemic, it is crucial to identify how to strengthen relationships even from afar. The need for human connection perhaps [...]
Small actions determine the quality of our relationships. They can be beneficial to both the giver and the recipient. Impacting how we all show up in the world. Small gestures are always crucial and anyone can opt to perform them. That said, many of us are tired of hearing that we should stay positive [...]
Some days we need to recharge. To slow down, lessen commitments and care for ourselves. It is important to recognize when we need this time, and most importantly to respect that need. Acting in alignment with how we feel will alleviate resentment, minimize frustrations and ensure better personal wellness. Pay close attention to how [...]
Many of us have reached our limits this year in one thing or another. We’ve rode waves, experienced rollercoasters and navigated all the feels. We have discovered our limits while identifying priorities, non-negotiables, and musts. We’ve supported others, grown, cried and struggled. We’ve homeschooled, zoomed, baked sourdough, drank wines, read books, reconnected or disconnected. [...]
Stretching beyond our comfort zone allows for growth. Although it may seem easier to remain in the familiar, it will limit our potential. By moving into the unknown and embracing what we may fear or struggle with, we can expand and grow. It allows us to develop areas and skills we may otherwise avoid. [...]
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer” – Albert Camus No matter what we push up against, how hard or uncertain things feel, there is certainty in knowing there’s an inner strength we can tap into at any time. Collectively, our recent experiences have created multitudes of [...]
When facing challenges, an attitude of gratitude can help minimize fear and anxiety while ameliorating emotional responses. It wont change the situation we find ourselves in, but determines our reactions. Tapping into gratitude helps us better handle struggles and identify ways to overcome even the most difficult moments. Gratitude allows us to see beyond [...]
Unexpected happenings cannot be controlled or stopped. Approaching them with intentionality helps make them valuable. We can feel hopeless and dwell in victimhood or we can choose to learn and grow from unforeseen challenges. When we react with a growth mindset, we are better able to assess the situation and choose how to proceed. [...]