Traveling as a Way to Help Combat Depression

Guest Post by Luana Weaver According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 out of 20 Americans 12 years of age and older reported being depressed. Why are so many people so blue when there is so much to live for? The problem is circumstantial for many. They have stressful jobs, […]

5 Ways to Live a Fulfilling Life

Guest Post by Harrish Sairaman Bored with the monotonous routine and want to break free? Neither a vacation nor any drink can make that happen. These methods have a temporary effect on your life. The moment you come back from your tour or recover from a night of drinking, life takes you back to its […]

17 Quotes on Compassion to Elevate Your Life and Others

What makes a person compassionate? Really, the only way to tell is by his or her actions. And those actions come from having an open and giving heart. As world-renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Compassion is a verb”. Being deeply aware of another person’s suffering and then wishing to relieve that suffering by […]

Why Compassion is Incredible for Your Health

Guest Post by Jennifer Landis Compassion is a desirable trait, a trait or virtue you want to have and one you look for in others. It’s a bit different from empathy or altruism, because it’s a direct emotional response to another person with the express intent of helping. Empathy is an emotional response, and altruism […]

What I Learned About Love to Help Mend a Broken Heart

Guest Post by John Crosby English Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson said, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Sometimes I wonder if it’s true. Sometimes I think it’s better not to have loved. Not to have been hurt at all. Sometimes I wonder if the pain was worth […]

14 Quotes on Courage to Help Conquer Your Fears

Life takes a lot of courage. Whether you are changing jobs, thinking about ending a relationship or beginning one, preparing for a tough conversation, or starting a new project, it can be uncomfortable, painful and scary. No matter what the change you are facing, fear is there in its many forms. You may fear failure […]

Creating Inner Peace in the Midst of Movement and Chaos

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” ~Mahatma Gandhi You can’t find your keys and you’re late for work. Your children won’t go to bed and all you want is a few moments of peace after a long day. You’re stuck in […]

It’s a Wonderful Life

“Each man’s life touches so many other lives,” says Clarence Odbody, Guardian Angel. “When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), the timeless, inspiring classic movie, directed by Frank Capra, illustrates how gratitude, the emotion of expressing appreciation for what one has, can give you a new […]

100 Ways to Express Gratitude and Boost Happiness

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward Expressing your gratitude towards others is one of the biggest gifts you can give to them. As we show our thankfulness to family, friends, acquaintances and strangers, our hearts expand and we lift each other up. Research […]

5 Simple Practices to Wake up Grateful Everyday

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~Marcus Aurelius By Jennifer Landis There’s one way to make sure you wake up on the right side of the bed each morning, and that’s by waking up with gratitude in […]