By Davis Nguyen The boat would depart in 20 minutes and we were on the opposite side of the island separated by a mountain and a torrential rain storm. We knew we couldn’t make it in time and if even if we made the trek back to the other side of the island, the rain […]
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence”
For many people, happiness is THE driving factor behind everything; where we live, where we work, how we spend our time, what goals we pursue. Aristotle argued that the motivation behind all action was linked to the pursuit of happiness. This category covers my own ups and downs – my happiest moments and seeking to understand my darkest — as well as inspirational quotes that moved me.
My Life Lessons:
- Talking Trees: Wisdom from Wat Umong
- You can’t make everyone happy. So stop trying and start LIVING.
- A Little Slice of Heaven: 20 Life Lessons I Learned on the Rogue River
- What if I was just myself?
- Expanding Happiness: On Fear and Bliss (with notes from Dad!)
- Making the Shift from Resistance to Gratitude
- Everybody Needs a Keepers File
- The Complexity of Change and the Beauty in Embracing it
- When Life Gets Crazy
- Temperature Check: What’s Your Quality of Life?
- Celebrate Your Life
- Video: celebrate what you want to see more of
- Light, Love and Yoga Money
On Gremlins, Success Demons and Lizard Brain Fears
- What to Do When You Feel Batshit Crazy
- Inner Critic Incarnate: 6 Lessons From Negative Reviews (Hint: They Don’t Kill You!)
- A Manifesto: Dancing with Demons and Finding the Light
- Table for Two: Human Magic and a Hot Mess
- Wrestling with a big decision? Take an inner critic inventory.
- What I’m Afraid of…and What I Know
- Guest Post: 3 Ways to Kick Your Gremlin’s Ass
- Where in your life are you pounding on unlocked doors?
- Success Demons…and a Signed Contract
- Martha Beck – Wizard vs. Lizard: The Battle for Your Brain
- You Already Have Everything You Need
Quotes, stories and other motivational juice:
- Enjoy Life: Nick White on The Power of Speech
- The Holstee Manifesto: This is Your Life.
- Goethe on Seeing the Best in Others
- The Master of Living
- Martha Graham on Self-Expression
- Dr. Lynn Vavreck on Embracing Uncertainty, Living Life Between Great Moments
- Lao-tzu on Knowing When to Stop
Book Notes on Happiness
Written by Jenny Blake Okay, so “I don’t know” is more of a three-word phrase, but you get the idea. When pondering a life change, a relationship or a career, how many times have you said, “I don’t know” with a big sigh and a dejected, deflated tone? “I don’t know” is not a disease to […]
Written by Jenny BlakeMomentum is not a destination, it is a mindset. Punctuated successes—new titles, raises, business milestones, big clients, book deals—are absolutely worth celebrating. But what we are really after is a sense of inertia, velocity, and flow. A feeling of wind in our hair and forward movement in our work. Generating momentum requires a new way […]
Written by Jenny Blake Greetings from Ubud, Bali, where I’m living for the month of January . . . sadly for just a few more days! For the logistics of planning a trip here, check out The Nuts and Bolts of Living in Bali for a Month. I knew I felt like an iPhone on red battery when I […]
By Davis Nguyen “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” —C. S. Lewis Humility isn’t a sexy word. As recent college graduates, we are so eager to show the world what we have to offer. What we lack in experience, we make up for in our readiness to accept every opportunity […]
Written by Jenny Blake Have you ever had a gut instinct that rocked you to the core? You’re in a job or a relationship, and you start getting a physical sense that it is time to make a change. These instincts often start as quiet whispers, and can be confusing and disorienting if we don’t yet know what […]