The Mental Habit of Feeling Rushed and Overwhelmed

The Mental Habit of Feeling Rushed and Overwhelmed

We all can feel rushed and overwhelmed with the busyness of life at times, as we rush around trying to get it all done. Well, if we could take more moments to be mindful, then we may be more able to create better habits, and connect more with what’s most important in our lives. Here areContinue Reading

I Am My Own Best Friend

I Am My Own Best Friend

I am just amazed at how often I hear the phrase, “I am my own worst enemy,” or some other similar phrase implying the ideas of being self-critical or self-sabotaging. I wonder to myself how might someone’s life look different in the days and weeks ahead if they could turn this statement upside down. What wouldContinue Reading

Two Ways to Form Habits Effortlessly

Two Ways to Form Habits Effortlessly

Slip into new habits. Instead of making a big deal about it, just start doing it, on a very, very small scale. Meditate for 10 seconds when you wake up in the morning, do one push-up, eat one vegetable. And have a reminder set where you will look at it every day, on the screensaverContinue Reading

Changing the Stories In Your Head

Changing the Stories In Your Head

Sometimes the stories that we tell ourselves get us into lots of trouble, even when we are working hard to make a positive change in our lives. The stories we tell can get in our way instead of helping us to achieve our goals. So, a story like, “I am going to lose 50 lbs,Continue Reading

The Practice of Intentional Dialogues

The Practice of Intentional Dialogues

It is so important to find methods for communicating with your partner to build trust and closeness. Leo Babuta’s article below describes the practice of Intentional Dialogues. This practice asks you to listen to your partner, and respond back with words showing that you heard what was said, and at times repeating back what you heard.Continue Reading

Life Coaching Made Simple

Life Coaching Made Simple

What do you want your life to be about?  What gets in your way? Have you ever stopped to answer these questions? Or do you just keep going along, like most people – doing what comes next, the next obligation, the next task that is pressing in your household, or even the next fun event?Continue Reading

The Compassionate Way to Health & Fitness

The Compassionate Way to Health & Fitness

So, yes, we all want to have better bodies, a healthy diet, and we may even get excited and motivated for a while to do what we need to, to hit these targets.  But Leo suggests that all of this striving is not necessary, and in fact may make it less likely that we willContinue Reading

Stress Reduction in 5 Easy Steps

Stress Reduction in 5 Easy Steps

There are hundreds of ways to accomplish stress reduction. Why am I focusing on only 5? Because it doesn’t help to give you 100! That stresses me out just thinking about it. Here are my favorite five stress reducers: Watch your physical and mental intake. What are you putting into your body?  Caffeine, tobacco, alcohol,Continue Reading