Every so often, one stumbles across a book or two that has the power to CHANGE THEIR LIVES. These are the ones that did that for me.Read More
Thank you to my bullies. Each and every one of you.
This has been something that has been resting heavily on my mind over the past few months. There is so much I want to dig into here, but lets start at the top. This is going to be a post about judgement, and about thinking about other people. More than anything, it is going to be a thank you, to each and every bully of mine. Bear with me. Being bullied was an incredibly defining part of my life, and has lead me to become who I am.
I need to warn you, that some things I will be discussing might be a bit uncomfortable for some people. But I made a commitment to write my truth, so that is what I will be doing. In no way, shape, or form do I claim to have been a perfect person – far from it. I made A LOT OF MISTAKES, and continue to do so, like we all do. But it is never a justification for cruelty.Read More
So, I’ve been reading this fab new book – YOU ARE A BAD ASS, by Jen Sincero. Who couldn’t love a book with a name like that? I’m a bad ass! Are you?
Anyway – In this book, she details a new concept that I was totally unaware of, and that has made me feel like a total sheep for feeling annoyed or grumpy with other people.
Tell me – when you feel annoyed by someone, it is because they’re doing something annoying, right? That person chewing their gum super loud, or telling everyone about their latest travels (for the 5th time), or that bossy dude bossing everyone around, or that chick who takes her top off at yoga. Ugh, SO annoying – and has totally NOTHING to do with me………
Erm, wrong…….Read More
Ok, so there are a few different things we are going to tackle here today in this little (not so little) bite-sized Self Help article.
If you’d like, you can just head right to the bottom of this (unsurprisingly lengthy!) article and read my Top THREE Tips for Living a Purposeful Life, but…. If you really want to make a lasting change, read on and understand the reasons behind WHY we feel the way we feel.Read More
The thing about fear, is that it does a really great job.
It flies through our veins when it feels a threat, and skyrockets our adrenalin to maximum heights, essentially to prepare us for a potential death. When we lived as Cavemen, and a saber tooth lion approached our tribal home, this fear allowed us to jump into action, grab our spears, and run at the poor thing head on to protect our loved ones.
But, today, when we have guns, weapons, and seriously advanced warning systems that can tell us to watch out for everything from cholesterol levels creeping higher to an intruder on our property, our fear feels a little confused.