Quote of the day

If you cannot change what you are doing, you can certainly change how you are doing it. ~ Raylene Harvey

10 Ways to do what you don't want to do

Written by Leo Babauta

10 Ways to do what you don't want to do

Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done. The best books would never be written. All the achievements of humankind would be imagined, not realized...

Maintaining long-term friendships

Written by Ashleigh Davids

Maintaining long-term friendships

Sometimes it seems easier to walk away from a relationship, as opposed to fighting for its survival and growth. The pitfalls seem like too much stress, and perhaps they also hurt more than you care to acknowledge. I'm one of those people who cannot claim to be a great friend. Sure, I try – but I also fail miserably. Work takes over and I live in a little bubble for a while, making very little time for my friends...

The secret of life

Written by Raylene Harvey

The secret of life

Ever since I watched The Secret by Rhonda Byrne in 2007, I have been putting it to the test. I went through a lot that year and I spent a lot of time trying to find myself, to be more assertive, and not be afraid to ask for what I want. The Secret gave me hope. It gave me something to believe in and I have never looked back since!

What really motivates us to stick to a project?

Written by Leo Babauta

What really motivates us to stick to a project?

I get asked about the idea of No Goals a lot. That's not surprising, given how deeply Goals are ingrained in us. And while these days I play with the line between having goals and not having them (it's not solid line), I've learned a lot about myself by allowing myself to let go of how tightly I was holding onto my Goals...

Your dreams will find you

Written by Raylene Harvey

Your dreams will find you

There are people who go through life never finding what it is they're looking for. Everyone wants to fulfill some kind of life purpose and the older we get, the more anxious we become, thinking we may never find that one thing that we're supposed to be doing. That one thing that makes us truly happy and brings joy not only to us, but to the people in our world as well.

How to deal with self-doubt and lack of motivation

Written by Leo Babauta

How to deal with self-doubt and lack of motivation

This morning I didn't feel like doing anything. It's a combination of overtiredness from a few days of hard work, and a lack of sleep last night. I couldn't motivate myself to do anything important this morning, which is a rare thing for me. And I just felt bad in general. I started to doubt myself, and wonder whether anything I do is worthwhile. I sat here in this funk and wondered how to get out of it.

12 Steps to finding and nurturing your passion

Written by Raylene Harvey

12 Steps to finding and nurturing your passion

Passion is something we all need in order to feel alive. It is the reason we wake up in the morning. It's the thing that fuels us and keeps us motivated, happy and excited about life. Not many of us are fortunate enough to have grown up knowing what our passion is. For most of us it comes in the form of a hobby, and it's not necessarily...