Master Peace Box: Meditation-Infused Art Classes, Delivered Monthly

Do you ever read about other people’s creative hobbies and think, “Man, that sounds like a lot of fun”? Do you ever look through creative Pinterest pages and think, “You know, I bet I could do that?” There’s something about art that instantly evokes a...

7 Awesome Things That Happened When I Started Surfing at 55

“It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life.” ~Joyce Meyer I sat on the beach, watching the sandpipers skittering back and forth, pecking at the water’s edge. A dead horseshoe crab washed back and forth in the surf. Finished at fifty-five, I thought. I’m as...

Stop Striving, Start Stopping: How to Enjoy Life More

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ~Andy Rooney Three months ago, I was blessed with an awesome opportunity—a free weekend break to Snowdonia, Wales. Having experienced chronic health conditions for the past six years of...

When Happiness Hurts: How I Stopped Sabotaging Myself

“Disneyland is the star, everything else is the supporting role.” ~Walt Disney “Just having a quick shower, I’ll text you before I leave x” I’d received that text only ten minutes ago, so what the hell was wrong with me? There I was standing in my kitchen...

How Are You Trading Your Time, Energy and Life?

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” ~Henry David Thoreau We all make trades in life. We trade our time. We trade our energy. We trade our hard-earned money. We trade our attention. Many of us move through life in constant...

How I Found the Secret to Happiness in the Jungle

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Mahatma Gandhi I’d like to bring it one step further and say, “Happiness is when what you feel, what you think, what you say, and what you do are...

How to Break Free from Your Inhibition and Start Living Life

“You are very powerful provided you know how powerful you are.” ~Yogi Bhajan For most of my life, I felt that life was happening to everyone else and I just got to watch. Someone else’s parents came to see their high school graduation and celebrated with...

How to Open Your Eyes and Make the Most of Life

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust I was asleep for the first thirty-two years of my life. I was jolted awake when my daughter was born unable to sustain her own breath. I sat...

Why I Appreciate Simple Things in Life After The Coronavirus

“It’s not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things.” ~Evan Davis Let me go back in time. Not too long, but only six months ago when the virus outbreak hadn’t occurred yet. I...

Why Joy Is Important for Healing Developmental Trauma

“We all have everything we need within us to create our fullest potential.” ~Abraham Maslow Did you grow up with a critical, distant, or ignorant mother? She probably made sure that your physical needs were covered, but she never noticed or understood your emotional needs. If...