How to live a happier life

Life isn’t about being happy all of the time. Life is about being less of a Grinch or less of a Shrek 💚. You become less grumpy by not taking things personally or seriously, and by staying curious. Don’t take things personally It’s hard to feel happy when you’re constantly thinking about what someones else […]

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A rainbow after the storm

“The way I see it if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain,” says Dolly Parton. The storms of life aren’t fun. They catch you unprepared. They ask you to be flexible with your plans. When they do arrive though, there’s always this promise or hope of a rainbow after the […]

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This is how the story ends

The story ends with you loving your life–if not completely, a little bit more. The story begins with a moment of desperation, of sadness, of shame, of madness, of loneliness. The magic happens the moment you’re willing to heal from suffering. The magic happens the moment you face the truth with humility. That moment is […]

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On Showering the World with Kindness

Being kind is something that we’re taught early on. We’re taught how to share our things. We’re taught how to put ourselves in other people’s shoes so that we can better understand them. But it’s often easy to forget to nurture kindness in ourself and in our interactions with others. Being kind takes practice and […]

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Gratitude Practice 101

A gratitude practice starts with taking time out of your day to think, talk, or write about what you are grateful for. If writing is one of your favorite modes of expression, having a gratitude journal is a simple way to commit to a gratitude practice. When the act of feeling grateful turns into a […]

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take one step towards your happiness

stop overcomplicating your happiness. Keep happiness simple. Often times, you think that you need to do or have something major to feel happiness in your life. Happiness is about the small choices you make day by day. Personally, when happiness doesn’t feel close at hand, I choose to feel (what to me is the next […]

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How to Stop Feeling Green Envy

Green envy feels icky. Yet, it’s also temporary–when you stop avoiding it. There are so many ways to feel envy: Envy of someone who is in a relationship. Envy of the someone’s material possessions. Envy of someone’s qualities. Even though envy feels icky, facing envy is the first step towards dissolving it. My Personal Story […]

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To Welcome Harmony into Your Life

You must tidy up. Declutter. I know. You probably didn’t want to hear this. If you’re like me and tend to be on the busy side. Or on the lazy side 😆. Tidying and decluttering sometimes stays at the way bottom of the to-do list. The Magical Effect of Tidying & Decluttering Marie Kondo inspired […]

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15 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

Move your body. Walk. Dance. Go to the gym. Go to the park. Write down what you’re grateful for today. Watch a comedy show. Take a nap. Meditate. Talk to a loved one, a family member or a friend. Go out in to nature. Let yourself have a good cry if you need to. Turn […]

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