Posts in happy spirit
Simple pleasure of the week: effortless conversation

With the holidays coming up and holiday parties that go along with the season, I know I’m going to be having plenty of conversations. Many conversations take work, and the art of conversation is something I’ve had to work on as a natural born introvert. Some conversations, however feel effortless. Those are the ones that I live for, when you’re sharing information you are passionate about, or talking with someone who shares your

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Weekend Inspo

This is so true! Wanting to grow does not discount your current worth. You can be both a masterpiece and a work in progress. I am always stretching myself to grow and evolve, and I love the process.

Love the process. Love yourself in the process. Happy weekend!

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Stop trying to get what you want (law of attraction)

In law of attraction our emotional vibrational energy attracts more experiences to match with that emotional vibrational energy. Thus, when we want something with that “wanting” feeling, what we are actually attracting is more deficit, more wanting, more of the circumstances where we don’t have that thing we’ve been desiring. It’s a funny thing that way, because the more we want something, the more we put out

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True Happiness is...

True happiness happens in the small moments of gratitude, as we sip our cup of coffee in the morning or cuddle with our kids. True happiness doesn’t come from fancy belongings, the newest electronics, or more stuff. It radiates when we practice loving those we hold dear all the while knowing that we are loved too. True happiness comes from the journey, the moment we step off a plane in a foreign land we’ve been

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Weekend Inspo

Literally, everything that has been created by humans, first started out in the mind. Everything begins with an idea, with imagination, and then we get to work figuring out how to make what’s in our mind become physically real. When you realize that everything begins with our imagination, it make the power of the imagination more apparent. Within your imagination lies unlimited potential. Isn’t that exciting?

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One trick for cultivating gratitude

Sometimes I’m surprised by the fact that I’m a grown up, but when I remember that I am, in fact, an actual adult I’m also reminded about how I’m responsible for creating my life. Nobody else. I’m solely responsible for the life that I have, and it’s easy to get caught up in the wanting of the next thing. There are so many dreams I have for my future, so many things and experiences I want. If you’re anything like me, then you

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11 Small & Beautiful Simple Pleasures

This week, since Matt and I are still in Tulum, enjoying lots of small and beautiful simple pleasures, I thought I’d share a short list with you. We don’t need lots of money to live an amazing life. We just need the most important things: health, wisdom, love, and purpose along with the ability to enjoy the everyday gifts of life. Hope you have a great weekend full of small and beautiful simple pleasures.

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On gratitude and indications of an extraordinary good fortune

Whenever I find myself in a negative place or a low place, I realize that I’ve lost touch with gratitude. I’ve written about my daily gratitude journal practice before, but yesterday’s gratitude journal was extraordinarily powerful. In the moments that I was journaling, I became acutely aware of how much I have to be grateful for. It reminded me of an excerpt from “Brining Yoga to Life” by Donna Farhi. Of course, this is in the context of yoga practice, but it could truly be appreciated by anyone reading this post. Please enjoy the excerpt below:

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Weekend Inspo

This is such good advice! Everybody has an opinion, myself included. Unfortunately, many people like to give advice on subjects they really know nothing about, and if you don’t stop to filter what advice you allow into your heart, you might be led astray. Only take advice from those who have been or have what you want. People can’t tell you how to get to places they’ve never been.

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Simple pleasure of the week: celebrations

I didn’t used to believe in ceremonies or celebrations. I thought them to be superfluous. The interesting thing is that every culture involves ceremony and celebration. They’re important. They are what bind us together, define some moments as more important than others, and mark the passage of important transitions. It was actually my work with children and families that helped me to realize the importance of ceremony in bonding families

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Is resistance preventing you from enjoying the present?

For those of you who don’t know, I practice a type of yoga called ashtanga yoga. It’s a set series of postures in a specific order, so that every time you practice, you work on the same postures. It’s a very rigorous, challenging practice, and there’s always something to work on. The thing I love about practicing a set series is that, because the postures stay the same, I’m able to notice the changes in myself from day-to-day. Sometimes it’s a physical

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Weekend Inspo

Often times there’s so much groundwork to lay before you reach your goals that it’s easy to get discouraged. Big goals, often require a paradigm shift and paradigm shifts take time and energy. So many people give up right before the finish line, when they are just about to reach their goals, when the hardest part is behind them. Persistence, consistency, and perseverance are easier then you remember that the last thing to grow on a tree i

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