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 […]

How Love Changed My Life

By Samantha White Have you ever been in love? The feeling when you have butterflies in your tummy just thinking about this person. Have you ever felt it? Do you believe in ‘till death do us part’ and fairy-tale endings? I never did. But I had to change my mind for good in order to […]

15 Self-love Quotes to Increase Confidence

Could you love yourself more? To fully love and accept ourselves, for most people, is a life-long journey. We see this in the choices we make. Our low self-esteem may have led to our choosing a bad partner, a soul-sucking job, a toxic friend, or debilitating behavior. But it’s okay. We learn and do better, or […]

12 Quotes on Inner Peace to Find Calm and Renew

We are busy people. The daily pressures of work, children, finances and chores can be overwhelming, leaving us anxious, frustrated and even depressed. To soothe our negative feelings, we may turn to shopping, drinking too much, have bouts of anger or take on any other bad habit. Can we possibly find peace in life’s chaos? […]

20 Ways to Practice Gratitude for a Happier Life

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ~Cicero To be grateful is to be happier. However, when we experience a job loss, divorce, loss of a loved one is when it’s not so easy to see the good. These are the times, though, when practicing gratitude is most […]

25 Quotes by Dr. Wayne Dyer on Virtues to Inspire a Better Life

A beloved spiritual leader and self-development author of more than 40 books, Dr. Wayne Dyer, passed away on August 30. He inspired millions of us to live a better life by pursuing our passions, beginning each day with gratitude, manifesting our desires by contemplating what we want instead of what we don’t have, choosing love […]

25 Happiness Quotes to Inspire a New Outlook

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy,” said the Dalai Lama XIV. Most of us would not think this way. Instead, we may think that the purpose of our lives is to achieve our life goals for respect, fulfillment, money and/or fame, which will then make us happy. However, we can choose to […]

5 Quotes by the Dalai Lama to Increase Your Happiness

The Dalai Lama XIV, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, can often be seen laughing, smiling and expressing his compassion to the world. He has three main commitments in life. One of which is to promote values (or virtues) such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline and their impact on personal happiness. As he […]

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 […]