The Human Instinct of Fight or Flight

The way I see it, our natural human instinct is to fight or flee that which we perceive to be dangerous. Although this mechanism evolved to protect us, it serves as the single greatest limiting process to our growth. To put this process in perspective and not let it rule my life, expect the unexpected; make the unfamiliar familiar; make the unknown known; make the uncomfortable comfortable; believe the unbelievable.
― Charles F. Glassman

Keep the Intentions that Fuels Your Desires

Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome. The law creates the world.
― Brenna Yovanoff

There are many tragedies in life, the greatest of all I believe is abandoning your goals and the things you dream of. That ‘thing’ that stops us from following our hearts or abandoning our goals is usually so painful that it stops us in our tracks. It could be any ‘thing!’  Loss, like the passing of a loved one, the passing of a beloved pet, a bad breakup, that feeling of despair, because life’s not always fair, can be so crippling, it takes all the steam out of you.  

For some of us, that once vibrant soul, so full of energy, wishful dreams, hope, and joy, becomes vacant and discontent.  When we can no longer fuel our desires it’s difficult to keep our thoughts pure, each day becomes just that more difficult to cope with the world’s seemingly relentless urge to break our will and crush our souls into submission.  How do we keep the intentions that once fueled our desire for happiness, peace, joy, love? By remembering life has offered us no guarantees. The guarantees that we have imagined were created in our souls. 

Read more

Share the Love with Your Daughters

Tell your daughters how you love your body.
Tell them how they must love theirs.

Tell them to be proud of every bit of themselves—
from their tiger stripes to the soft flesh of their thighs,
whether there is a little of them or a lot,
whether freckles cover their face or not,
whether their curves are plentiful or slim,
whether their hair is thick, curly, straight, long or short.

Tell them how they inherited
their ancestors, souls in their smiles,
that their eyes carry countries
that breathed life into history,
that the swing of their hips
does not determine their destiny.

Tell them never to listen when bodies are critiqued.
Tell them every woman’s body is beautiful
because every woman’s soul is unique.”
― Nikita Gill

Work-Life Balance vs Work-Life Fit

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau

Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing to have your work and life just fit into each other? Working full time it may seem impossible to achieve a healthy this. But it’s not and you can do it!

Why work-life fit and not balance? Work-life balance is the most common way we tend to identify with balancing what we do inside our normal life and what we do outside by way of work, recreation, taking care of family. When people think about work balance, they think about spending less time on the job and having more time free. Balancing work and private life, or family time is never easy, after all, we only have 24 hours in a day and 8 of those hours should be reserved for sleep!

Read more