Love

Releasing Codependency

If you were to ask me what I think one of life’s biggest lessons is, I would without hesitation say, relationships. If you stop and think about it, relationships infiltrate every single part of our lives. How we relate to our partners, our spouses, friends, family, colleagues, strangers, the environment,...
Mindfulness

Finding Purpose in Pain

Wishing all our friends who celebrate a very Happy Easter! Many of you might not know, that I spent much of my growing up years immersed in the Greek Orthodox church. My dad was a chanter and taught catechism classes, so I had a front row seat to all things...
Mindfulness

The One Feeling We Cannot Ignore

Feelings come and go, sometimes they are wonderful and sometimes they are quite unpleasant. Sometimes the craziness of our lives puts us into autopilot, creating a space where we avoid or suppress our feelings.  I believe that it’s very important to let all of our feelings come to the surface...
Mindfulness

Michelle’s Guide to Mindful Eating

It’s Sunday. My very favorite day of the week. This is the day I get to share with you my take on living your best and happiest life. While I do love writing and sharing, my absolute favorite part about this little community is the honesty, trust, and vulnerability as...
Well-Being

5 Tips for Cultivating Inner Strength

This week I want to talk about the word strength. and what I believe it means to be strong. Often when we hear the word strong, we think of muscle and physical capability. Today I will talking about inner strength and mental toughness. While the physical is certainly important, and...
Happiness

Michelle’s Choosing to See the Good Challenge

I was talking to my mom the other day about the topic of my blog for this week and rattling off a few ideas that I was  ruminating on, when she boldly looked at me and said, “Please write something uplifting. So many people I speak to feel negativity around...
Mindfulness

How to Be More Present

I don’t know about you, but for me lately life feels like it’s moving at a rapid speed. I find myself questioning just where have the first few months of this year gone. Chances are time actually has not sped up, we as human beings have increased our speed. We are...
Happiness

Freedom Through Forgiveness

To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and discover that the prisoner was you—Lewis B. Smedes This quote has been resonating with me all week and I had a hunch that we all may be needing a little reminder about the importance of forgiveness and living in freedom. There...
Mindfulness

The Power of Practicing Acceptance

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” – The Serenity Prayer I want to start this week’s blog with the Serenity Prayer, as it immediately popped into my mind when I began...
Happiness

How to Be Your Own Best Friend

When I think about the aspects of our lives that tend to bring us stress, the first thing that comes to my mind is relationships. Thinking back as far as I can remember, it has been the varying of feelings that comes in relating with people in many different circumstances,...

Editors Pick

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Barb offers readers life-changing spiritual guidance in an easy to follow format, and what makes this book so magnificent is that she has infused her own stories and struggles to help readers connect and learn.
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles