“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle I love this quote by the philosopher Aristotle. While his example of habit is towards excellence, this would apply to anything we do with consistency. This goes for healthy and unhealthy habits, mindsets, emotions, thoughts, and basically everything else. If you practice habits that are healthy for you, you’ll be healthy in turn. If you’re consistently doing things that don’t serve you w
Have you ever just sat there and looked at the blank page, not knowing what to write or draw? This hesitance is sometimes called “creative block.” Like creative block, we can also freeze or be blocked when it comes to creating our lives. Making choices, changes, and decisions to move us forward in our lives, careers, and relationships can be difficult and, at times, debilitating. We so often decide to stick with the “devil we know” versus drawing something new in our lives. Y
When you have to climb a mountain, you begin with the first step... When we think about making changes and growing, it can feel like we have to climb the mountain in one big step. But, this is often not the case. Small goals, tasks, and choices are necessary and are a natural part of anyone’s growth. We have to work within our current ability and resources and over time the changes become evident.
But how often do we avoid that first step, simply because the staircase seems
There’s a light in everyone, and not just metaphorically. Even physics says that we emit energy and light into the world (think infrared light). Back on the metaphorical plane, each of us brings something unique to the world - our own individual light. We think, see, and feel differently than the people around us, shaping our talents, interests, and actions. But how do we decide when and how to bring our light forward? Are we even aware of it? This can sometimes be confusing.
Where do you go when you don’t know where to go? How do you follow your own internal compass when your “true north” isn’t clear? Often when we feel existentially lost, we have to go inward and sort through our goals, desires, and feelings of fulfillment (or lack thereof) to discover what it is we truly want in life. To find direction. “True North” can be tricky because we have different parts of us that want different things. When I felt lost and hopeless, my counselor helped
Cha-cha-cha-changes… are both inevitable and can be the hardest part of navigating our lives. They’re especially difficult when we feel tugged along without will or agency about the direction we’re headed. While change is a constant, we do have the ability to guide where we go and how we progress. Additionally, we have the ability to decide how we want to be in relationship to change. I've always had a mixed relationship with change. Intrinsically, I love change. I love progr