Living a Life of Purpose: Compassion at it’s Best

Lieutenant Michael Almonte of New York City Police Department represents the true epitome of kindness and compassion. He discovered his purpose in life after meeting a police officer at age 16; who he believes shaped his life for the better.  He joined the NYPD and has since been paying it forward — changing the lives of others.…

How The Morning Pages Shape My Creativity | Guest Article

Written by: Melinda J. Irvine In writing this piece, Melinda shared 10 inspiring quotes from Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” to help you on your spiritual path to higher creativity. Every morning after waking I hand-write three pages of stream-of-consciousness type notes into my journal — The Morning Pages. They are a direct channel to my creativity,…

Two Words That Are Enough

Last Friday I was on my way home from work and as I sat comfortably in my car, my mind started to wander to about 9 years ago where I was waiting to catch the first of five taxis to get from university to home. In my country, catching a taxi is often quite a…

6 Choices That Will Completely Change Your Life

Many people settle for a life they don’t wish for. They believe it’s how their lives were meant to be and there’s no way out. The way our life pans out comes down to the choices we make. Every single day we are bombarded by these choices — yes or no, water or soda.  They determine the…

Do We Really Become What We Think About?

Last Saturday morning I woke up to a gorgeous view with my love –- the trees were gently swaying in the cool morning air, and as the sun made its way up the horizon the sound of chirping birds peacefully filled the atmosphere. We sat on the balcony and looked down into the distant ocean…

Why Self-Love Requires You to be Selfish

I’m probably going to get a lot of heat for saying that self-love requires you to be selfish — perhaps because of the stigma attached to the word ‘selfish’. Selfishness is having the lack of consideration for others by being devoted to caring for one-self; and concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits and well-being. As much…

How to Stop Being a People-pleaser

Do you find yourself always saying “yes” to your friends, family and co-workers even when you don’t want to? Then you may be a people-pleaser. People-pleasers are the kind of people who put everyone else before themselves and will do whatever is asked of them to make and keep everyone happy.  Up until recently, I’ve…

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