"Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life." - Pythagoras

Companions, Not Followers

You may read quotes about “finding your tribe,” where a tribe is a group of people who seem to share the same soul, same passion, same vision. Cute sentiment, and it makes a distinction between the people in your life and the people you walk with along your life path. It also suggests that the …

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"Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food." - Hippocrates

Eat Well, Live Well

Food is fun. Food is fuel. And the type of food we eat directly affects our minds and bodies. Now, we don’t have to eat healthy all the time. And we don’t necessarily have to follow strict guidelines. But when our daily diet doesn’t align with the feelings we want to feel or the life …

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"Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep." - Shannon L. Alder

Reconnect With Those You Love

We come and go through life’s to-and-fros, but some people tend to stick with us. We may not always see them or talk to them, but knowing they’re out there somewhere makes us feel all snugly warm. No matter how long it’s been, and how much life has gone by, it’s important to reconnect at …

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“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” - Corrie Ten Boom

No Need to Worry

It’s always good to plan. It’s helpful to layout scenarios and figure out how you can make them work. Then, when something requires action, you’ll be prepared to execute. However, there’s no use worrying about it. Create your plan and then leave it alone. Don’t stew over the future – it isn’t here yet, and …

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“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray

Take a Deep Breath

Before you respond, take a deep breath. Before you conclude, take a deep breath. Before you get out of bed, take a deep breath. That deep breath makes you pause. It gives your incredible mind a chance to process. It also gives your brain a dose of oxygen to function well. Some situations require quick …

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"Forget regret, or life is yours to miss." - Jonathan Larson

Let Go of Regret

There’s no use holding onto regret. It’s all done and over, and we can’t change the past. But we can prevent future regrets by changing our present. We can learn and grow and avoid making the same mistakes. We can take more risks and face our fears. We can forgive and let go of anything …

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"Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude First

When we approach life from a position of gratitude, incredible things happen. We’re more accepting of others and life circumstances. We’re more confident and less anxious. We feel lighter and have better relationships. See, gratitude comes from a place of love. Being thankful is like giving the world a big hug. It’s forgiving. It’s compassion. …

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"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." - Marcus Aurelius

Mega Morning Routines

Mornings can be enchanting times of hope, belief, optimism, and self-love. Or, they can be annoying, premature, and stiff. If you have any desire at all to have a good day, then you need to get your thoughts, decisions, and actions aligned the minute you open your eyes. To fire up the ol’ engine, it …

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"Destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working or grinding in order to be successful. Embrace the concept that rest, recovery, and reflection are essential parts of the progress towards a successful and happy life." - Zach Galifianakis

Resting Versus Idling

There’s a difference between resting and doing nothing. Rest is rejuvenating. It’s intentional downtime when your body and mind can do their housekeeping and regenerate. Idling is different. It’s waiting, maybe restlessly. It’s passing time, maybe while filling the mind with distractions. Not every single second of our lives needs to be super-duper intentional. But …

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"Someday your life will be over, no matter how much attention you give to your health. Will you look back with regret, because you nourished your body but starved your soul?" - Billy Graham

Balancing Food and Fun

Weekends, offices, celebrations, and vacations can be filled with laughs and adventure. And they are usually filled with food, too. But just because it’s a special occasion or break from your normal routine doesn’t mean you have to stray from your principles or goals. Likewise, just because you have stout principles and goals doesn’t mean …

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