4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Dream

Follow Your dreams. They know the way. ~Kobi Yamada By Marie Evensen Everyone has one; that dream that seems too crazy, too expensive and too daunting to fulfill. Yet it’s always there in the back of your mind, driving you. As a freelance writer and self-appointed joy expert, my dream has always been to write […]

5 Tips to Set Smarter Life Goals

You hear it from everyone, including yourself: This year, I’m going to push through with my resolutions. Then suddenly you find yourself in the middle of April, and you haven’t done anything concrete. Don’t worry, there’s always next year. But if you really want to stick to what you set out to do, you need […]

The Value of a Bucket List

You may or may not have a bucket list, but if not, creating one can be a valuable and effective way to put into writing what you want in life and potentially live with less regret. A bucket list has us think outside of the box, away from our routines to look at what we […]

12 Personal Growth Ideas

Do you feel sometimes that each day morphs into the rest? That you are just going through the motions? You may not be in your ideal job, are saddled with too many obligations or just plain need a change. Shaking up the routine may be just what you need to arouse some excitement and enthusiasm […]

Choose a Virtue in the New Year

With the New Year here, you may be thinking about how to create positive change by setting some goals. Although goal setting is good, it can start the year with a feeling of heaviness about how you will accomplish these goals. Trying to achieve the same goals year after year with no results can be […]

8 Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills

Guest Post by Ramya Raju Effectively managing time is an important aspect of a person’s skill set for achieving both personal and professional success. Typically, time management is the process of planning and balancing responsibilities and the tasks of the day. It helps people to prioritize and ensures that all the activities that are highly […]

10 Ways to Create a More Extraordinary Life

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~Jimmy Johnson At times it’s good to take an objective look at our lives. Are we doing what we really want? Do we feel alive and inspired? Are we happy? Self-reflective questions like these and our thoughtful answers help us to lead more joyful, purposeful […]

Words Mean So Much

You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight into our hearts. ~Cochise (“like Ironweed”) Chisicahau Chief Did someone ever say something to you that stuck with you years later? Words have the power to raise us up to the highest peak and take us down to the lowest valley. Maybe you’ve […]

Declutter and Simplify Life

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” ~John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity Are you feeling the need for a fresh start, wanting to throw out the old and welcome the new? Whether it’s organization of your home, workplace or mindset, decluttering and simplifying life can give us a sense of renewal. […]

5 Steps to Success in Achieving Goals

Achieving goals is powerful and affects our success in life. When we dare to dream about what we truly desire and set goals in that direction, a powerful shift happens. Life is now lived with greater direction and purpose. And once those goals are achieved, confidence builds, and not only do we feel a sense […]