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 […]

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 […]

50 Affirmations to Help You Make Positive Change

Affirmations are a powerful way to help change our lives for the better. One way to use them is to help reverse negative beliefs we have about ourselves that are simply not true, yet these false beliefs shape the course of our lives. Let’s say you have a belief that you’re not good enough. This […]

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 […]

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 […]