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
Comedian/author/speaker, Susan Stewart, shares 10 things to stop caring about that can reduce stress and increase happiness.
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
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
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
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
“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