Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Here’s something I do all the time: When life goes as planned and I achieve my goals, I feel good about myself. When life throws a curveball and things do go as I want them to, I am upset and I feel bad about myself. But frankly… I’m sick of it. I’m sick of allowing...
Five Reasons to (Re)write Your Story

Five Reasons to (Re)write Your Story

“We are all the authors of our own stories and can choose to change the way we’re telling them” (Emily Esfahani Smith). Maybe because I grew up in Romania, there are so many things I didn’t learn how to do when I was young. For example, I learned how to ride a bike at...
What Are We (Really) Seeking?

What Are We (Really) Seeking?

Many can relate to the nagging feeling that there’s more to life, even when we have all (we think) we need. “Seeking” often follows this feeling: a new approach where we begin questioning what life is really about. This begs the question: What are we all seeking? If...
How to Build Your Courage Muscle

How to Build Your Courage Muscle

Our inner critic can be vicious. It’s that nagging voice that spends much of its time putting us down, making us feel small, and scared to take steps in life. It can be difficult (if not impossible) to be courageous about life when we listen to – and believe...
3 Misconceptions about Feelings

3 Misconceptions about Feelings

For the longest time, I did not really understand feelings. As I started my personal development journey, I was constantly told to ‘get in touch with my feelings.’ I learned that we heal by integrating our feelings, so I started working on ‘staying with my feelings’....
In Pursuit of Happiness? Or Inner Peace?

In Pursuit of Happiness? Or Inner Peace?

Being in pursuit of happiness or seeking inner peace are very different goals. They make very different assumptions about life and require different practices and tools. Here are some ways in which our journeys differ depending on what we’re pursuing. First, basic...