Mindfulness at Work: Managing Stress When Everything Is Hitting the Fan

Peaceful woman

Given how we’re programmed to view work, mindfulness and work seem like opposites.  Mindfulness conjures up feelings of peace and serenity while the thought of work brings on a wave of stress. Deadlines, meetings, quotas, difficult bosses or co-workers and the weight of all the work that needs to get done.  Work doesn’t create much of ...

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The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make

Invest in yourself - the last safe investment

The myth of how to be successful in the 20th century has ended (it is the 21st century, after all). You know the myth well because it’s made you feel like a bit of a failure. Go to school and get good grades so you can get into a good college.  Work hard and get more ...

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Why Letting Go Is So Hard and What To Do About It

letting go ocean

We’ve all been blessed with heart-breaking situations where people have wronged us or things haven’t gone the way we would like.  Moving past them is difficult. If you’ve ended a relationship, job or time in your life, it’s tough to let go and move on.  Your subconscious, or monkey mind, wants to hold onto it like ...

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How to Defeat Depression with a Simple Daily Practice

How to Defeat Depression with a Simple Daily Practice

I spent much of my life in a haze of depression.  Growing up never being accepted for who I was and never feeling like I was enough, despite high grades, awards and other accolades, led to a life of depression. I was always striving to be the best at anything I did, hoping to prove myself ...

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How to Be Happy While Achieving Your Goals

Be happy

Goals.  We’re supposed to have them.  Theoretically, we can’t accomplish anything without them.  I beg to differ. I used to be a goal-seeking nut.  Every day I would read my goals, visualize them, break them down into steps, set specific dates and follow all the usual goal “rules.” And the process drove me crazy.  I met very ...

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Secrets to Stronger Bonds in a Committed Relationship

201 Relationship Questions

  Growing up, about 98% of my parents’ friends and my friends’ parents were divorced.  My parents were unhappily married and stayed together for twenty five years “for the kids.” I didn’t grow up with any great relationship role models.  Because of this, I repeated problematic patterns that always led to the same end result: my boredom ...

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Humans Are Underrated – How To Ensure That You Will Never Be Replaced By A Computer

Be Different, Be a Success

Remember back in the day when you thought that if you had a “good job” with a “good company” that your job was safe and secure? I think we all know that those days are long gone.  From my own experience, I can confirm that “secure” jobs are a thing of the past.  I’ve been in ...

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Restoring the Mind and Body with Yoga – The Yapana Way

Leeann Carey - Yapana Yoga mentor

  For those of you who follow this blog, you know that I’m a strong proponent of a regular yoga practice.  You don’t have to be tall, skinny and Gumby-like to start practicing yoga or to get anywhere with it.  Yoga can be adapted to anyone at any age, in any physical condition, from kids to ...

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How To Change Your Beliefs To Change Your Life

Change limiting beliefs

Do any of these statements sound familiar? I’m not smart enough to do what they do. I’m too old to start over.  I’m too young to be able to do that.   People don’t love me because I’m fat.  I never get promotions because I’m too stupid.  Everyone else gets great opportunities but me. These are the words ...

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How to Turn Anger and Resentment Into Happiness

Turn anger and resentment into happiness

You’re angry because he forgot your anniversary – again.  You resent that she spends more time with her friends than with you.  There your parents go again – playing favorites with your younger brother. These all boil down to resentment.  You resent the other person for doing something that irks you. You set up expectations for other ...

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