5 Ways to Feel Happier in the Next 5 Minutes

By Marcus Clarke Stress is a constant factor in many people’s lives. With the right tools, though, those who feel stressed can create a better mentality in as little as five minutes. While five minutes may seem like an insignificant amount of time to reduce stress, these activities can have a positive impact on mental […]

How Self-Compassion Helped Heal My Life

By Trevor McDonald I struggled all my life with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), which made me feel inadequate compared to everyone else. My mind only consisted of negative self-talk, where I convinced myself I was not “normal” or “good enough”. After so many years of continuous self-hatred and suffering episodes of hopelessness over something […]

How to Create a 30-Day Gratitude Journal and Feel Happier

“Every night list five things that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change your perspective of your day and your life.” ~Oprah Winfrey Guest Post by Erin Scott Are you thankful for what you have? You may compare yourself to others—thinking that they are richer, wiser and more successful than […]

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 blue when there is so much to live for? The problem is circumstantial for many. They have stressful jobs, a turbulent […]

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 […]