“An awareness of one’s mortality, can lead you to wake up and live an authentic, meaningful life.” -Bernie Siegel
Mortality is something we don’t like to think about, much less talk about. But part of the human experience is to understand that at some point we all reach the finish line of life. It arrives either with sudden shock and loss, or is defined by a gradual letting go of this world. And as we arrive at the finish line, we will have had the ability to leave a lasting legacy, a vivid memory of ourselves.
Often when we are uncertain about the direction that our lives are going in, we look outward for a sign, or for the answers. We talk to friends and family for direction, or maybe look at our horoscope- anything to give us cues for what we should do.
Balance….isn’t this the age old issue? We can feel pulled in many directions—work, love relationship, family, friends, etc. What is the key to juggling it all and feeling like it is a well-balanced composition?
Wanderlust is such a palpable yearning to travel, to broaden horizons, to seek out new adventures and new sights. It is a deeply rooted desire to see the world. I know that for me personally I get antsy when I am in my day to day routine without a “getaway” in sight. So is this wanderlust a good or bad thing?
If you recall, last week we discussed what parts of your life might need some uplifting. Well this week we’re going to go over how to identify which areas are the most important, which of those important areas are lackluster, and finally, how to fix them.
To make a really great decision, we must ask really great questions. This process is applicable for all areas of life. Asking the right questions can lead you to more insightful answers which, in turn, will lead you to making better decisions- better decisions lead you to a more EPIC life!
For those of you who missed my Facebook Live video last night, we discussed “Mojo” - what it is, why we need it, how we lose it, and how to get it back.
“Mojo” originates from an African word for magic charm. It can mean your energy, your confidence, sex appeal, spark, motivation; it encompasses all of these things.
So now we know what it is, why is it important? Without our mojo we can feel depleted, less energetic, distant or separated from life, or maybe you feel like you can’t get that passion and drive back in your life. Whatever the case, mojo is vital for an epic life!
I have always been a firm believer that beautiful inspiring surroundings elevate our lives. We have been in spaces that feel dark, dreary, and depressing. And in contrast, we have been in spaces that feel airy, expansive, and energetic. In essence, a space, just like people, has a distinct personality that affects our mood, our outlook, and our being. But do you know the elements in a space that have the most impact on us? I’ve outlined the ones that we sense whether consciously or not.
Maybe you are a successful career woman who knows her way around the professional world. You are comfortable running a business, leading large groups or employees, and engaging with top notch businessmen and women. In essence, you have your business mastered and you rock it! But…maybe, like so many successful women, you have NOT mastered your love life. Even though you deeply desire that extraordinary love, you find yourself with a string of failed relationships. Are you in the endless cycle of love, then break-up, and then repeat?
Most of us have experienced periodic moments of not liking our jobs. That is normal and to be expected with the ups and downs of any job. But, did you know the latest Gallup polls indicate that 70% of full time employees in the United States are NOT engaged in their jobs, with many in that 70% actually “hating their jobs.” Talk about an epidemic!
Having just celebrated the Fourth of July, Independence and Freedom are still fresh on my mind.
Let’s consider Freedom…the ability and opportunity to live as one chooses—to make choices for oneself. These choices may surround our laws or our country. But we also have choices about our individual lives-- what we study, our chosen education, and career choices…And the freedom to choose those people we wish to make significant partners. These are choices we make repeatedly throughout our lives.