Category Archives: Personal Growth

The Biggest Block to Your Happiness. (It’s not what you think)

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Contrary to the billion-dollar positive thinking industry – and our constitutional “unalienable right” to pursue happiness, attaining happiness as a final, end goal is unrealistic. Not only can it set us up for disappointment, it’s just not how life really works.

Happiness is really more like a “by-product” of living a life of meaning. This article explains happiness from a biological perspective, and gives a new level of understanding as to why “happiness” can sometimes feel so elusive….

We’re not designed to be happy.

Even so, evolution has given us a way to compensate for this built-in “default” setting: the ability to step back, evaluate, discern, strategize, distinguish patterns, plan, dream, imagine…..

Read the article and let me know what you think. Humans aren’t designed to be happy, so stop trying.

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Becoming Unapologetically You

“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” -Steve Maraboli Think about it:  Unapologetically. You.  There’s a sense of freedom in it. Freedom from second-guessing yourself. Freedom from feeling bad if someone doesn’t like your way of doing things. Freedom from worrying if you’ve done or… Continue Reading

The Courage to be Authentic

What could be riskier than diving out of an airplane or climbing a glacier-covered peak or accelerating a race car into a curve at the Indy 500?  For one person it might be quitting a secure, well-paying job to go back to school. For another, it could be deciding to leave a marriage after 18… Continue Reading

Believe You Can & You’re Half Way There

You were meant to be successful – to prosper and thrive – in health, love, joy, and yes, even finance. Even though we may have different ideas of what “success” looks and feels like, we all have one thing in common: To receive these good things into our life, we must believe two things… You must believe… Continue Reading

Do You Know Where You’re Going?

Having a vision for your life is a beautiful thing… It makes your dreams feel more concrete and obtainable. It gives you focus, direction, and guidance as you move through your days, weeks, months. It acts as a barometer upon which to make life decisions. It frees you to live with intention and purpose because… Continue Reading