12 Quotes on the Power of Words to Encourage or Destroy

John was in fifth grade when he declared to his teacher, “I want to be an Oceanographer”. She said, “You can’t do that. You’re not good at reports, and you’ll need to do a lot of reports.” In an instant, she crushed his dream. John believed her because he had always struggled with writing. Now […]

Caring for Ourselves: 5 Tips for Practicing Self-Compassion

By Ann Heathcote The first step in devising a workable, balanced and realistic strategy for practicing self-compassion starts from one important cornerstone – being kind to yourself. This might sound like a truism, or even a vague aspiration. In fact, being kinder to ourselves takes consistent effort. However, practicing self-compassion is an important goal and, […]

16 Buddha Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Life

In our hectic and sometimes stress-filled day, focusing on our breath for a minute can calm us and create a space for introspection. As Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us, “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” When we take a conscious breath, it puts us […]

Love Yourself First: 5 Ways to Practice Self-love

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~Lucille Ball Life moves so fast. It’s easy to put ourselves on a back burner in favor of the to do list, but it catches up with us. We may not feel good, are […]

Shift Your Focus: How to Step Away from Distractions

By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. ~Christopher Columbus Google researchers have shown that people today have an attention span shorter than a goldfish. This appears true in a society that encourages multi-tasking, even though studies have shown that virtually no one can multi-task well. […]

14 Eckhart Tolle Quotes on the Power of the Present

Spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle, a German-born resident of Canada, wrote an inspiring book, The Power of Now. The book’s intent is to be a guide to spiritual enlightenment by way of recognizing what is false within ourselves (the ego as he calls it) that creates our emotional problems. This understanding can then help […]