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Why Letting Go is So Important

Feeling free and unburdened by past difficulties would be awesome, right? Letting go of our past and finding this liberation is surprisingly easy, yet so few of us actually work on letting go. This self-empowerment comes from taking responsibility about how our past has affected us, which means owning the emotions we now carry. This is where so many of us get stuck. In order to really let go and find this freedom, we need to...

Creating Abundance in Situations of Poverty

Abundance is a state of peace, prosperity, and deep happiness. It’s characterized by gratitude for the things we have, even in situations where—to others—it may seem like we have very little. Abundance is a literal and emotional solution to poverty. All of us experience some form of poverty in our lifetimes. The most common is financial, but there are dozens of other types. We can lack healthy relationships, feel spiritually disconnected, or have a poverty of...

The Importance of Living with a Sense of Wonder

Imagine waking up each day with a sense of wonder and excitement. You would easily jump out of bed, excited to see what the day brings. Work would be interesting. You couldn’t wait for the meals you’ll eat. You’d even be excited by your daily commute! This sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, many of us feel stuck in our daily routine. This is far from the joy I just described.  Boredom is a state all of...

Self Love is a Process, and That’s Okay

Have you ever heard the phrase “you have to love yourself before you can be loved by another”? It’s an idea I passionately disagree with. Self love can foster deep, intimate connections and benefit our relationships in many ways, but it’s not essential to have before getting into a loving relationship. This phrase implies that those of us who struggle with self-love don’t deserve love from another person. That, or we are incapable of being...

Overcome Adversity Through Love and Compassion

Love can triumph over hardship of any intensity. It has the ability to overcome adversity of any kind. Love is something we can access no matter what life has handed us, and no matter how hard our circumstances are to survive. It is an innate emotion and one of incredible power. The best way to overcome adversity is to create meaning from the situation. This helps us in many ways. Instead of denying the reality...

Real Advice from People Living with Mental Illness

The world is filled with people giving advice. Many people love to tell those of us living with mental illness how we can live better, but not many of these people have actually experienced mental illness. Advice from peers who know what it’s like to have these unique struggles is essential. These difficulties are unique to us, so we need individualized support and inspiration, too. This blog is a powerful collection of such advice. 14...

We Are Accountable for Our Own Joy

Have you ever wondered why millions of people read self-help books, but so few actually end up feeling more joyous? There’s one key understanding that’s rarely talked about, but essential for helping us employ everything we read, hear, absorb, or are coached towards. This allows us to find joy. It all starts with an extremely common (totally false) phrase we too often say or think: “I’d be happy if…” and we fill in the blank with some...

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