The Way We Pursue Happiness Is What Makes It So Darn Elusive

“The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.” – Oprah Winfrey Look back on the goals you have had and striven for throughout your life. Why did you want to achieve those successes? If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll come to the conclusion that your pursuit of success was actually… Read More

Your Greatest Joys Have One Thing In Common: Adversity

Think about your life’s crowning glories. Your highest highs. Your happiest of days. They shine just a little brighter and warm your heart just a little more than all the other fond memories you have collected along your path because you triumphed in some way. For all the joys on earth, few compare to those… Read More

When Stress Sets In, Connect To The “Care-Factor”

Before I go on stage to speak at an event, I always pace. I walk back and forth through a hallway or wander the foyer mumbling my lines and breathing deeply. Inevitably, at least one person will stop and ask me if I still get nervous. My answer has always been the same. “Yes. And… Read More

The Awesome Realization Of Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out

Besides deciding to just not give a damn, realizing why it’s better that things didn’t work out is the best way to lighten up and live with more ease. So much stress is created by thinking that things are going “wrong” and worrying that things aren’t going to work out, so when you start noticing that… Read More

You’re Stronger Than You Think

I’m a walking cliché, but since the beginning of January, I’ve been working out. As many people do around the holidays, I had this immense desire to get leaner and stronger. I quit yoga and became a member at a barefoot fitness studio in my neighbourhood. For the past two months, I  have been huffing… Read More

Why I Don’t Believe In “Bad Karma” (or any karma for that matter)

A friend of mine, who is dealing with an injury, recently texted me and asked, “Why did I deserve this?“. My friend believes in karma and is perplexed at how, given that she is a “good” person, life has handed her such a crappy situation. In my attempt to answer my bewildered friend’s question, here… Read More

Whatever You’re Thinking, Feeling, Or Going Through Is Natural

“By nature, all living things are imperfect.” – Paul Hudson (Elite Daily) For about a month this fall I felt rather “blue”. It was nothing that sent me under the covers for days or weeks on end, but it was a few degrees south of contentment mixed with bouts of anxiety and an ongoing sense… Read More

Rather Than Trying To Be Better, Can You Just Be?

“Rather than try to be better at yoga today, can you just be?” That was the question my yoga teacher recently asked at the beginning of class. As I was pondering her question, I thought, “Oh, I can do that. I write and speak about surrender and acceptance all the time.” About half-way through class, the… Read More