It’s Okay to Have No Purpose Beyond Being and Enjoying This Moment

It’s Okay to Have No Purpose Beyond Being and Enjoying This Moment

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell I was sitting on my yoga mat with my legs stretched out in front of me. I bent forward into a fold, puffing and clenching my jaw as I extended […]

The Missing Step to Making Your Dream Come True

The Missing Step to Making Your Dream Come True

“A dream written down with a date becomes a GOAL. A goal broken down into steps becomes a PLAN. A plan backed by ACTION makes your dreams come true.” ~Greg Reid We all have dreams, some of them really big. And if we are serious about achieving these dreams, the next logical step is to […]

How Embracing a Good Enough Life Gave Me the Life of My Dreams

How Embracing a Good Enough Life Gave Me the Life of My Dreams

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~Eckart Tolle It was perfect. Well, almost. I was doing the work I love, with someone I love, my two boys were thriving, and we seemed to finally be on the road to retirement. What could possibly be wrong with […]

Living a Meaningful Life: What Will Your Loved Ones Find When You Die?

Living a Meaningful Life: What Will Your Loved Ones Find When You Die?

“At the end of life, at the end of YOUR life, what essence emerges? What have you filled the world with? In remembering you, what words will others choose?” ~Amy Rosenthal Most people believe sorting through a loved one’s belongings after death provides closure. For me, it provided an existential crisis. After glancing at the […]

How the Deathbed Meditation Can Bring You Clarity, Purpose, and Joy

How the Deathbed Meditation Can Bring You Clarity, Purpose, and Joy

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.” ~Socrates There’s a lot of beauty and value in positive, light-and-love approaches to mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. But I challenge you to go a little deeper and to face something we’re all going to experience eventually: Death. I know this may sound macabre, bizarre, or […]

How I’m Honoring My Values Even Though I Have Conflicting Priorities

How I’m Honoring My Values Even Though I Have Conflicting Priorities

“No matter what kind of stuff you tell the world, or tell yourself, your actions reveal your real values. Your actions show you what you actually want.” ~Derek Sivers I need to be a productivity rockstar if I stand a chance of accomplishing everything important to me. There’s a book I want to write, a […]

Why You Should Stop Looking for Your Purpose and What to Do Instead

Why You Should Stop Looking for Your Purpose and What to Do Instead

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ~Pablo Picasso Twenty years is a long time when you know you’re meant to be doing something, but you don’t quite know what it is or how to go about doing it. To cut a two-decade story […]

Searching for Purpose? 5 Ways to Embrace Not Knowing What You Want

Searching for Purpose? 5 Ways to Embrace Not Knowing What You Want

“Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.” ~Alan Watts We sometimes hear of remarkable people who just knew what they wanted to become from a young age. I, however, was not one of them. When I was about eight years old, I told my cousin that I wanted to become a […]

How I’m Coping with Grief by Finding Meaning in My Father’s Death

How I’m Coping with Grief by Finding Meaning in My Father’s Death

“Life has to end, love doesn’t.” ~Mitch Albom Before we dive into the dark subject of death, let me assure you, this is a happy read. It is not about how losing a loved one is a blessing but how it can be a catalyst to you unlocking big lessons in your life. Or maybe […]

How to Thrive in Life after Surviving Cancer

How to Thrive in Life after Surviving Cancer

“Have a little faith in your ability to handle whatever’s coming down the road. Believe that you have the strength and resourcefulness required to tackle whatever challenges come your way. And know that you always have the capacity to make the best of anything. Even if you didn’t want it or ask for it, even […]