• Positive Self-Talk Helped Me Take Back Control of My Life

    Positive self-talk is much more complex than repeating a mantra in front of my bathroom mirror every morning. It’s a direct reflection of how I value myself, especially when life doesn’t go my way. Focusing on creating a more positive inner voice has helped to transform my negative thought processes into motivation and create strength out of negativity. The day I started applying positive self-talk to my life was the day I began living intentionally again. Rather than obtaining a new skillset, I discovered my own existing potential. I now have confidence in my capability to successfully set and reach my own goals, and the drive to continue when faced…

  • 4 Ways To Be Zen Like The Buddha

    “Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.” The Buddha, The Dhammapada Siddhartha Gautama, whom you probably know as the Buddha, was born on this day, 2,641 years ago, and was a pure embodiment of peace and transcendence in a ruthless world. He was a true representation of an excellent communicator, comforting his listeners, and ultimately inspiring and motivating them to become the best versions of themselves, continuing to influence individuals’ way of thinking two millennia after his passing. What is “Zen” anyway? Zen Buddhism, born out of China, is one of the many branches of Buddhism, similar to the relationship between…