About marilyn

Marilyn Harding is the author of "Exhilarated Life - Discovering Inner Happiness" and "Yesterday at Justin's". Contributor to The Huffington Post, U.S. and Greece, and Thrive Global. Marilyn and her mate Athan presently live in Greece on the Island of Aegina, with roots in Canada. Devoted to the life path of personal mastery, Marilyn lives in the spirit of holism and conducts her life with the goal to augment vibrant and open hearted access to living a superlative life in creativity, wellness, spirituality, productivity, and accountability as citizens of the world no matter what our role.

Peace is an Inside Job

By | February 11th, 2017|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Peace, Quality of life|

We can’t ask for or expect peace in the world when we can’t claim it for ourselves. Today, I pause and create space for the calm that leads to peace. Peace, like happiness, is an inside job. It's not about them. It's about us. You and me and what is going on inside our heads, [...]

Nature’s got your back.

By | February 8th, 2017|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Health|

When I make choices for health and happiness, I have all of Nature supporting me for success.   The living pulse and throb of nature is towards expansiveness, growth and wholeness. We humans tend to think we have a better idea about what works and end up stunting our growth, impeding our health and suffocating [...]

We will know peace within when the voice of authority is love.

By | June 20th, 2016|Exhilarated Life|

In expressing our heart’s desires, we draw in the very love of Self that has been our nameless longing, forever. As we fill with self-love we embody self-respect and self-esteem. With these qualities we will never harm another or ourselves. We will grow in confidence, creativity, and reverence for others and the world we live [...]

In expressing our heart’s desires we draw in love of self.

By | June 20th, 2016|Exhilarated Life|

Back to desires. What are they and how do we know one from a want? Well, desires are yearnings of the soul for expression. Yearnings to connect with others who share similar desires. Even the simplest stroking of a desire has it purring in the heart as contentment. Desires are born of love and thrive [...]

A desire fulfilled is a magnet that attracts like to like.

By | May 27th, 2016|Exhilarated Life|

Desires by nature are nurturing and when we fulfill our desires, we nurture through our acts. A desire fulfilled is never wanting, cannot be criticized or judged and is always, forever our own. A desire fulfilled is a magnet and attracts more and more to itself until we shine in our own light. A light that [...]

Our heart’s desires are Life’s yearning to express itself.

By | May 25th, 2016|Exhilarated Life|

Our heart’s desires are Life’s yearning to express itself through our own unique and particular expression of it. We pick up a brush, put it to canvas and feel the color even as we see it. We hum a tune we’ve never heard before and a song is born. We take off the suit of [...]

Wants are of the mind. Desires are of the soul.

By | May 23rd, 2016|Exhilarated Life|

The trouble with wants is their satisfaction is fleeting. They fill us up but we are soon hungering again. Wants are the constant distractors from our soul’s desires. Wants always lie on the horizon of life. In the distance. As the want—the car, the house, the lover—comes closer, we pluck it up and see that [...]

If the bird of our soul is caged, it cannot fly. Set your Self free.

By | May 20th, 2016|Exhilarated Life|

It really doesn’t matter what “something” hems us in, be it horrendous circumstances or misguided goodness. If the bird of our soul is caged then it cannot fly. Often, long after the captors of our spirit are gone, we hobble along like the ladies of ancient China on their tiny bound feet. We have embraced [...]