Make-a-Wish foundation made a miracle happen today. Here’s how: They turned San Francisco into Batman’s Gotham City for Miles, a 5-year old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia at 18-months-old (he is now thankfully in remission). His wish was to be Batman for a day and they pulled out all the stops to make it happen! Continue reading
In honor of World Kindness Day 2013 today (November 13th), I thought it would be fun to share my favorite kindness quotes with you. I hope you enjoy!
Happy Sunday! Today I want to talk about Thanksgiving – a time to take a step back and really think of all the blessings in our lives. While many families go around the table and say what they are thankful for each Thanksgiving, it’s often hard to preserve those words because they come and go so quickly. Here are 5 unique ways to show gratitude on Thanksgiving that make it easy for you to look back on all the gratitude that was shared. Continue reading
It’s not often that you see people go above and beyond the call of duty in their daily lives. Today, I wanted to put the spotlight on a few employees and companies who have taken it upon themselves to spread kindness to those around them. Here are 9 extraordinary acts of kindness that occurred while on the job: Continue reading
Lately I feel like I’ve been rushing from one thing to the next. I have a tendency to try to multi-task and get everything done as fast as I can. That’s why I love this quote:
Let’s not try to figure out everything at once. (Source)
Here’s my mantra for today. Hopefully it will remind you to be more present as well.
Today I will:
Go with the flow
Live in the moment
Focus on the task at hand
Take my time
Notice the little things
Accept what is
Do you multi-task a lot or are you good at focusing on one thing at a time? Let me know in the comments!
Have you ever walked into a room and felt negativity in the air? Feeling another person’s energy is actually very common. If you give off positive energy, other people will feel better around you. In contrast, if you give off negative energy others are likely to feel tense and likely want to leave. Positive beliefs, thoughts and feelings turn into positive energy that you put into the universe. YOU control your energy. Whether it be positive or negative, your energy affects everyone you come in contact with. Continue reading
When I first started dating my boyfriend, he insisted upon going on a road trip together. But road trips didn’t make much sense to me; “What’s the point of a road trip when you can get there faster on a plane?”, I asked. Finally, he convinced me to take a road trip with him to Big Sur, California. I didn’t see it then, but the road trip was exactly what I needed. Now I understand the power of road trips and their ability to boost happiness and strengthen relationships. Continue reading
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Look at your phone? Think about everything you have to do that day? Why not start your day off on the right foot by centering yourself with a morning mantra. Just a few moments of thinking positively can transform your day.
A mantra, according to the dictionary is:
“Any sacred word or syllable used as an object of concentration and embodying some aspect of spiritual power.”
Below are 7 positive morning mantras. If any of these resonate with you, print them out, write them down, or pin them on your Pinterest board so you can easily remember them. Continue reading
I’ve never been one to be especially “moody”, but just like everyone else there are times when I used to not be able to sleep because of a bad grade in school or something a friend said to me. One day I realized it wasn’t what was happening to me, it was how I was reacting to it. I decided to take control of my own happiness, rather than leaving my fate in the hands of my friend or teacher. Since then, I made the conscious decision to make sure I go to sleep happy every night. Here are my 5 steps to going to sleep happy: Continue reading
When is the last time you thought about someone you were grateful for? Have you gone a step further and told that person why you were grateful for him? This week, I wanted to share an amazing video about the power of gratitude and the impact it has on happiness.
First, subjects were given a test and asked to rate their current level of happiness. Then they were asked to think of someone who was really influential in their lives and write down as much as they could about why this person was so important. What they didn’t know was that they would have to call that person and read what they wrote. Take a look at what happens…
Here are a few things (and people) I’m grateful for today: Continue reading