How can we rewire our brains to make self-compassion a daily act? Practice these steps to be more compassionate to yourself.
Hardships and obstacles are a part of life, and when we are faced with unpleasant emotions they can consume us. Learning to take control of our moods versus letting our moods control us can help us bounce back and emerge stronger when these obstacles occur. Let’s take one of the most difficult emotions: anger. The […]
Brother David Steindl-Rast said, “It is not the happy that are grateful. It is the grateful that are happy.” Why is that? Gratitude helps us overcome two core things that make us unhappy: hedonic adaptation and our brain’s wiring for fear. Hedonic adaptation Imagine you’re working towards a promotion, and telling yourself, “If I get […]
What percentage of time are you focused on what you are doing? Truly in the present moment. If you are among the average, that number would be about 47%, as reported by research done by Daniel Gilbert at Harvard University. If you’re like many of my colleagues and clients, that number might be considerably lower. […]
Are you truly living a purposeful life? American analytics company, Gallup, studied this question for over 20 years and found that only 30% of the people surveyed feel that they have a purpose at work. The rest think that work is purely a way to earn money and pay the bills. These people live for […]
Anaïs Nin once said, “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.” In other words, we are unique observers of the world based on our experiences, our cultures, and our emotions. We see things based on our perspective, but sometimes we don’t realize we are missing important pieces to our worldview. […]