A global pandemic, economic uncertainty, political insurrection. Are you finding it hard to feel happy these days? Try these 3 free and easy happiness hacks.
These tips are inspired by the book Happy Ever After by the author.
You may have lost touch with it, but trust me, it’s still in there — your inner child. Have you ignored it and pushed it aside? After all, life is busy and you’re a responsible adult now.
In the 1970s, Eric Berne wrote about a theory he named Transactional Analysis. He reported that we all have a parent part, an adult part, and a child part. Your child part is responsible for courage, creativity and fun. …
I hardly know where to begin, so I’ll just type this as if we were sitting down together for coffee.
Wow, what a week. Are you doing okay?
Whether you live in the US or not, the graphic violence and alarming hate on display in the US Capitol last week probably shook you up. I doubt anyone escaped experiencing it in some way.
It’s been hard for me to take my eyes and ears off the news, even though that’s the exact advice I would give my clients and readers. …
I struggled the past week to not drown in anger, frustration, and despair. I’ve been navigating the balance between acknowledging my painful emotions and maintaining some inner peace and wellbeing.
When the ugly forces of the human ego scream as loudly as they did this week, it can feel like they drown out the truth. That’s when you have to take concrete action to part its veil and see humanity’s true spiritual nature.
Here are three stories that inspired me the past few days, followed by some mindset steps you can take to gain your emotional footing when the news gets you down. …
It’s easy to think an event or a person put you in a bad mood, but that’s taking the easy way out.
“The most courageous decision that you can make each day is to be in a good mood.” -Voltaire
A bad mood is nothing more than an indicator that you let your thoughts and habits slip. It’s your check engine light glowing at you from the dash.
Little by little, your reserves became depleted. When reserves are depleted, they system breaks down.
It seems like a sudden, isolated incident put you in your lousy state, but that’s never the complete picture. Just like the common cold takes advantage of a weakened immune system, a bad mood takes advantage of your weakened inner state. …
2020 was tough. We’ll all be glad when it’s behind us. Now for reality: 2021 isn’t going to magically be a great year. That doesn’t mean it can’t be a great year, but without putting your mind to it, 2021 isn’t going to be any better.
Right now, take a realistic assessment of your life. Give yourself an honest rating. On a scale of 0–10, how do you rate the following pillars of your life?
Rate yourself without judgement. If it helps, pretend you’re a neutral observer looking in from the outside. …
Look, most self improvement posts are well meaning. They can help people learn, overcome, grow, heal, or improve. Those are noble aims.
But, there’s a problem with them.
After all, even the term self improvement implies that you aren’t good enough.
I’m an optimist, and I firmly believe that continued growth is crucial for a rich life. Heck, most of my posts here fall into the self improvement category.
There’s a fine line to walk though. That’s why I’m careful to curate the content here to be supportive and uplifting.
“Read short and uplifting articles here to help you shift your thought, so you can see real change in your life and health.” …
Hey there, It’s Christine Bradstreet, the founder and editor of Change Your Mind Change Your Life.
Since you get value from the pieces here at the publication, I think you’ll also enjoy a new book.
Launching a new book during a pandemic? Is that a good thing? Who knows, but we don’t believe in limitations here, right?
I’ve published Happy Ever After: The Guide for Lifelong Happiness. It’s a book on growing genuine and lifelong happiness, the type of happiness that can’t be taken away from you no matter what sort of craziness is happening in the world. We can all use more of that right now. …
I can’t take credit for the title of this piece. In the height of my chiropractic practice many years ago, one of my patients said those words.
She was telling me about a birthday party at work. You know the type of party she was talking about: A conference room with stale coffee and a huge grocery store sheet cake.
Jennifer had been working hard to lose 40 pounds, but that big sheet cake brought back delightful childhood memories of frosting so sweet it makes your teeth hurt. …
It’s a heartfelt sentiment that we wish for our loved ones who’ve passed on.
I see the departed as being free from the dysfunction of the ego and from the weight of the body. I trust they’re embraced by unconditional Love. So, I suspect our loved ones who’ve moved on have an easier time being at peace than we do here.
The ones left behind. We should rest in peace too. By that I mean, if you have recurring unsettled thoughts about the people you’ve lost, reconcile them so you too can rest in peace.
Forgive them. Forgive yourself. In the spiritual sense, transgressions are as far removed as the east is from the west. Trust that you don’t know or understand the complete picture. Forgive and forgive again until the negative attachment fades. …