There used to be a magnet on my grandma’s fridge that said, “It’s mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” If you don’t mind how something turns out, it doesn’t matter and it’s the not mattering that creates that beloved calm feeling. It’s tough to get stressed about something that doesn’t matter… Read More
You have probably done this. After you put your pants on and they didn’t fit quite right or after you got a speeding ticket on your way to work you listened intently to a negative narrative chattering away in your head. Because your pants didn’t fit, that means you’re now the “size of a house”… Read More
Comedian/author/speaker, Susan Stewart, shares 10 things to stop caring about that can reduce stress and increase happiness.
There is a really good chance that, at times, you’re too hard on yourself. You say things to yourself that you wouldn’t dream of saying to someone else. Can you imagine turning to your friend or colleague and saying, “You’re such a loser.” If you’re looking to go easier on yourself, the best place to… Read More
I’ve done it and you probably have too – the act of trying hard to make something happen. We looked awesome, we did our part, we killed it, we poured our heart and soul into it, we did a tap dance at the end, and nothing. We didn’t get the call. We didn’t get the… Read More
One of the most common causes of taking life too seriously is that you’re stuck in your head. You’re simply thinking too much. The reason babies and children are so damn happy and at peace with the word is that they have quiet minds – they haven’t started to worry or give meaning to the… Read More
Thanks to Oprah and our constant consumption of inspirational quotes on Facebook, we get it – we get that gratitude is a thing. In fact, we’re so jazzed about it now we have gratitude journals, we make our kids tell us the one thing they are grateful for at dinner or bedtime, and complaining about… Read More
The temporary nature of everything in this world can be tough. We want (or even expect) things to remain the same and we desperately reach for that feeling of security and then inevitably a set of our circumstances are replaced by a new set of circumstances. Nothing is static. Just as you try to get… Read More