Why is perfect the enemy of good? Think about it. The message of “perfect” is that you’ll someday attain a status beyond which there’s no point of trying, or learning, or growing. If you’re perfect already, what’s the point of interacting with life and getting something out of it?
“Perfect” tricks you into believing that there is a solution and an endpoint. Do you think that any individual in theRead More
What is playfulness? If you’re reaching for the dictionary on this word, toss it aside! Playfulness can’t be described with words. It’s a feeling, and it’s one that can easily be neglected in this world and in health. How is playfulness good for your health?
When you’re playful, you’re appreciating the lightness that can be experienced in your life. This lightness naturally supports a balanced body and mind, gets you
When you travel the halls of your memory, who do you remember as your most influential teachers? How did these teachers influence your life and change it for the better? Great teachers spark more than math, literature, or science in your life. They spark something else as well, something deeper and long-lasting that stays with you. As an individual living your life, you have another teacher you may not have touched on in your memory. That teacher is you! When you’re trying to get healthyRead More
Strength is a useful quality in life. It helps us persevere, show toughness in the face of adversity, and survive as individuals. We, like all living creatures, are a part of nature and toughness helps us in a world where we don’t always have control over what happens to us. It helps us get what we want, including what we want in our health. Though strength is desirable in life, at times it can be tempting to unnaturally “wear” or force it in order to block out other uncomfortable feelings.Read More
When it comes to staying healthy, the role of selfishness can’t be overestimated. We often hear how being selfish is not an admirable way to be. You’re taught that helping others is more satisfying than helping yourself. Giving to others is better than giving to yourself. Caring for others is preferable to caring for yourself. Instead of adopting this mindset, it can be powerful to try out a new one. Take a dose of selfish, and call me in the morning.Read More
What is magic? Is it all “abracadabra” and “hocus pocus,” or is there something more to it? We often describe childhood as having a magical quality to it and we fondly remember the magic surrounding a first kiss. Once these periods of time pass, sadly, the words “magic” and “magical” are used less often and presumed to have a polar relationship to the word “adult.” Magic is actually a real and integral part of both life and health for kids and adults alike, and it surrounds each of us—ifRead More