How to Become Your Best Self

Our current blog journey seeks how to Live with Brilliant Balance. The race for success ends in a fatal crash when we neglect holistic maintenance along the way. Fulfillment of our true potential requires us to prioritize more than the position we aspire to reach. A certain companion shadows every life-traveler.…

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Tips to Live with Brilliant Balance

We long for brilliant lives. For true success and intrinsic meaning. We sigh in admiration at Olympians, entrepreneurs, acclaimed artists of various disciplines. Some of these cultural kings inspire billions with an impact which continues to resonate long after they've gone. Yet success crushes many of our world's most famous icons.…

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Top 5 Ways to Find Encouragement

Despite growing access to supportive resources, humankind seems more discouraged than ever. We connect via screens to thousands and still feel isolated. Innovations provide new ways to ease our lifestyles each year, but the harried pace only intensifies. In the disconnected, busy chaos of our existence, meaning and hope wither. Though…

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Immerse in Life

Work. The word bludgeons many and elicits a groan. We could search for zen jobs, but even the best workplace cannot promise a Utopian experience. Neither a new employer nor entrepreneurship can offer us an escape from the sense of drudgery. Happiness depends on more than the type of work. While we should…

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Optimize 2018: Successful Relationships

  Chocolates bulge from store shelves this month. Sale ads urge us to procure these sweet pounds to show our love ... or adopt as our own. After all, who would leave a lonely velvet heart to languish in the clearance bin next week? The pressure to sprinkle sugar, flower petals,…

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Optimize Your 2018: Realistic, Sustainable Tips

The New Year dawns before us. Many of us begin this week catching up from the Christmas holiday. We end it, however, with a gaze back at the past year. And some of us will resolve to make 2018 better than the twelve months we just endured. For those of us…

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Illuminate Your Life with Love

In a time of pervasive online connectivity, loneliness plagues our world like never before. Online friendships remain shallow and fail to sate our hunger for empathy and support. Fear tempts us to seek refuge from violence broadcast throughout the world. In the shadow of grim murder stories, we isolate in our…

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A Good Neighbor to the Grieving

The stages of grief (Loss, shock, Protest, Disorganization, Reorganization, Recovery) What to say--and what NOT to say-- when responding to those experiencing loss Everyone grieves differently Long term recovery goal is NOT forgetting, but remembering Give space, but don't exclude. Invite, but don't pressure Speak love, not platitudes. [bctt tweet="Silence and…

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Trimming Holiday Stress

Food, family, and festivities rush us through Thanks-mas into next year's calendar. We fuss and bustle, scurrying from one restless day to another in an attempt to "do" the holidays properly. Or survive them, at least. Expectations and expenses squeeze us until our temples throb from the pressure. The harder we…

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