Why do we stay stuck in careers we hate?

Why do we stay stuck in careers we hate?

Like many people feeling stuck in life and unsatisfied with their careers, Tracy had tried to make changes. Yet she kept finding herself back in a classroom, feeling defeated. If teaching brought her so much pain, why did she keep being drawn back? What was preventing her from switching to an entirely different career altogether?

Personal growth in a pandemic: 7 ways to come out better than you went in

Personal growth in a pandemic: 7 ways to come out better than you went in

Is intentional personal growth possible in a pandemic? Should we be buckling down under quarantine, feverishly working towards transforming ourselves and achieving goal after goal after goal? Or is the pursuit of personal development on top of coping with covid-19 just too much pressure? Emerging from the pandemic better than you went in doesn't necessarily mean you've achieved a whole bunch of massive goals, but that you have moved forward mindfully in whatever way is most beneficial and meaningful to you.

The Depression Cure: 6 Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs

The Depression Cure: 6 Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs

Having tried out all six strategies from the book The Depression Cure, what follows is a brief review of each one along with specific details on how I customized it to meet my own individual needs and how well I believe it worked for me.

Watch out for the boats! Five strategies to deal with frustration and regain your patience

Watch out for the boats! Five strategies to deal with frustration and regain your patience

WOAH!!! STOP!!! I looked back from my kayak to see people shouting and waving their arms at the man in the truck.  Furiously backing his trailer down the boat ramp, he was headed straight for the girl scouts in kayaks at the bottom waiting patiently for their turn to be pushed off into the river. [...]

5 areas to focus on to improve your well-being

5 areas to focus on to improve your well-being

As busy, stressed-out professionals we all want to increase our well-being and feel better. Yet finding time for self-care can be extremely challenging, and even if you can carve out an hour somewhere, where should we be targeting our well-being efforts? Which areas of our lives should we focus our precious time and energy on [...]

How I get myself to work out first thing in the morning

How I get myself to work out first thing in the morning

I cannot be trusted to make good decisions first thing in the morning. As soon as my eyes open, my brain starts looking for reasons to stay exactly where I am – warm and snuggly in bed. I’ve learned never to allow myself to make decisions for the day before I get out of bed. [...]

What is high functioning depression?

What is high functioning depression?

Many individuals suffering with depression actually seem pretty happy. They have powerful careers, happy families, active social lives, and seem to have it all pretty well together. Their positive, successful exteriors hide the real truth; that inside they are struggling with a daily battle against fatigue, low mood, frustration, and that self-critical little voice constantly telling them they are no good and dragging them down.

Is there any scientific evidence for energy healing?

Is there any scientific evidence for energy healing?

"Magic is science that we just don't understand yet"Arthur C. Clarke Until recently, western science has largely disregarded energy-based approaches to healing as nothing more than 'hocus pocus', attributing any efficacy claims to a simple placebo effect. As a Reiki practitioner, I have often hesitated to reveal my practice to others, waiting for the seemingly [...]

The 5 Reiki Principles

The 5 Reiki Principles

"If you live your life according to these five principles, you will lead a fulfilled life"Dr. Mikao Usui, Founder of Reiki Just for today, do not worry Just for today, do not anger Earn your living honestly Honor your parents, teachers, and elders Show gratitude to every living thing For online Reiki training and certification, [...]