Category: Balance and Simplicity

Lessons from Europe: Top 6 Moments

About a month ago I went on a trip to Spain and Italy with some of my best friends. I wanted to share with you 6 of the most meaningful moments and lessons I learned from my travels. 1. As a good friend of mine put it: "When the bass drops, thou must drop with ...

Making Peace with the Ordinary Grind of Everyday Life

Sometimes we can grow frustrated with life, wishing we were somewhere else but feeling stuck in the same unglamorous grind of everyday life. Like plot points in a movie, we wish every moment could be jam-packed with excitement, that we could fast-forward and skip over the mundane, ordinary details of day-to-day living -- things that seem so ...

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The Primacy of Love

This short chapter I'm about to share is from a book called Time for God by Fr. Jacques Philippe. A few of my friends shared it with me in times when I really needed it, so it's my turn to share it with you. Every time I re-read it, something new pops out to me. Hopefully ...

Relationships: An Investment You’ll Never Regret

Valentine's Day might seem like a cheap marketing trick designed to make singles feel worse about themselves (and maybe it is), but it also reminds us of something simple yet profound: that all relationships, romantic and non-romantic, are truly worth celebrating. We need people. This seems obvious, but 'independence' and 'individualism' are so prized these days ...

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5 Ways to Kiss Perfectionism Goodbye

I never took the possibility of being a perfectionist seriously, never really considered myself as one. But after putting a ridiculous amount of effort on school assignments last week that weren't even worth much to begin with -- especially at the expense of my own happiness, well-being and personal goals -- I realized that I ...

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Living in Abundance (Part 3): ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs "Joy comes to us in moments--ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary." - Brene Brown  The fine line between what is "enough" and "not enough" depends solely on our willingness to practice GRATITUDE. Nothing else. Neither our circumstances, possessions, nor ...

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The Beauty in SURRENDER

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs It’s funny how 'freedom' and 'surrender' are two words that seem to contradict each other—freedom usually referring to “doing whatever one wants.” But I learned recently that sometimes the opposite is true: that freedom, in the deepest sense, is surrendering what we want in place of something greater. LET ME EXPLAIN ...

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