Tag: Mentalillness

The Ultimate Return on Investment

Stagnation. Stasis. Still. Are you ok with that? I’m not. I like progress. I like the feeling of success. And more importantly, I like the feeling of long-term and well-earned success. Notice what I said there? “Well-earned“. Success takes hard work and self-discipline. Want to lose weight? Sure you can drink smoothies for 30 days …

Are You Ready to Reach Your Goals in 2019? (Part 2 of 3)

Faster. Tougher. Stronger. Better. We want that, don’t we? It certainly sounds good. But it also sounds daunting. Why? Because all these things, all these improvements, come at a cost: hard work. If you read my blog post from last week, you hopefully started doing things that make you happy. You started taking care of …

Bonus: My Top 8 Books for Self-care

Bonus blog! If you read my most recent blog post, you know I did a lot of reading during 2018. Most of the books I read were all about being introspective, attempting to understanding the universe we live in, and ultimately how to be happy and fulfilled in life. So I decided to compile my …

Are You Ready to Reach Your Goals in 2019? (Part 1 of 3)

Do you have a new year’s resolution? Better yet, is your new year’s resolution the same as last year’s resolution? Maybe it’s the same as the year before too. I find most people (guilty as charged) make resolutions for the new year and rarely stick to them. I thought hard about why that is, and …

The Key to Getting Started

What is your mid-afternoon goal? I bet you’ve never been asked that before. Let’s break that question down. I’m being serious. Because this is the key to self-development. One small goal per day. Something you can easily achieve by mid-afternoon. That is all you need to get started. Forget about the 2 year plan, the …

6 Ways to Reclaim Your Identity

Lost. … Does that resonate with you? I’ll let you in on a secret: it resonates with me. Because that is how I felt, day after day, for a very long time. Until recently. Don’t get me wrong, I still have bad days (which is actually great because that means I am human). But along …

How to Release Meaningless and Underlying Anger

Are you angry? Here’s a better question: Are you happy, until without warning, a small occurrence causes you to become bitter and lash-out for what seems like no reason? Maybe this reaction has a negative effect on the people around you. Or worse, maybe this reaction has a negative effect on the way you view …

This is my “Why”

Are you feeling discouraged today? Well secret’s out – I am! And I was a little discouraged yesterday, and last week, and even last month…and maybe you were too. For me, feeling discouraged definitely comes and goes. Especially since I am trying to do something a little out of the ordinary: I don’t have a …

My Top 10 (and slightly unconventional) Ways to Reduce Stress in Under 10 Minutes

Stress: the ultimate time waster, relationship breaker, anger fuel-er, burn-out creator, self-esteem robber, worthiness thief…the list could go on and on. Yet, no matter how hard we try, we all experience stress. Well it turns out, it is supposed to be that way. Because we are human. Because we have cortisol. Because we have brains …