Posts by shannonlee

Will I…

As we look towards the future and dream, it’s so easy to get caught up in the “what if’s”, right? ...

Forget About Setting Goals

by James Clear

When you’re working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”

The problem with this mindset is that you’re teaching yourself to always put happiness and success off until the next milestone is achieved. “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy. Once I achieve my goal, then I’ll be successful.”

Never Stop Dreaming

2015 is here.  Need some inspiration?  Well, here you go.  Happy New Year!

Hope

by Harvey Hook Hope in a child we did not see    Hope in a love that’s come to be Hope...

I Used to Cut Myself

by Kary Oberbrunner

I used to be addicted to self-injury. I literally cut myself—for years. I’m happy to say that it’s been 14 years ago since I last self-injured.

Pick One: Love, Money or Trust

Pick One: Love, Money or Trust

by Scott McGohan of McGohanBrabender

I fell with both money and love in my hands and humbly I created my dysfunctional life out of a false self. The only thing I trusted was money and love. Money protected me and love made me feel better. Shame on anyone who would want a part of either my love or money. What I realized is the fighting force was not others, but the evil destructive forces of myself.

Thanksgiving Should Be a Daily Event

Dad has taught me that gratitude isn’t about how much or little you have, but the story you tell yourself about it. Gratitude expands our capacity to feel joy and infuses a deeper dimension into our living. It’s not something to practice only when fortune strikes  – when we land the job, cure the illness, win the client or find our ‘soul mate’ – but something to practice at all times. In fact a little gratitude can help us stay far more buoyant when the storm waves are high and we are struggling to stay afloat. Gratitude elevates our spirit; it gives us access to humor amidst our hardship, strength amidst our struggles, and hope when when despair looms large.

But I’m Not the Boss!

by Shannon Lee

I didn’t like feeling this way all the time and quite honestly, it sucked!  The daily grind of dragging my butt into work only to feel dejected, deflated and discouraged was not something I wanted to live with for the rest of my life.  This is not what I want for 40-50 hours of my life each week. 

I Wish I Had More Time!

While busyness is categorically the norm for the vast majority of people in the Western world, the solution is never about having more time. We know this, but still we forget such an essential truth. People often say to me (and I’m guilty of saying it as well), “I wish there were more hours in the day; if only I had more time!” And why do we want more time? What would we do with it? We want more time to do the important things that aren’t getting done. The answer isn't more time but a greater awareness of the time we have.

Inspired Generosity

Twenty years ago, E J's sister-in-law and her four children, under political persecution, fled Iraq for the safety of Germany.  While finally free, they were thousands of miles from family, with no hope of reunion with those they loved.