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Happiness in Joyful Self-Expression

By | July 29th, 2015|Happiness, Inner light, Life Purpose, Quality of life, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, Self-love|

Each morning here on the island of Aegina in Greece, I open the white metal shutters of our bedroom and press them back against the bisque coloured stucco. They are secured with black iron hinges shaped like ‘S’s that swing up and keep them from blowing and banging in the breezes off the sea below. [...]

Can happiness be this simple?

By | April 19th, 2015|Consciousness, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, self-expression, Self-fulfillment|

"Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self." ~ Iris Murdoch Can happiness be this simple? There are a couple of ironies to this statement. First is of being busy. In our culture we have exchanged busyness for fulfilment. There is a tendency to brag [...]

Are you here now?

By | April 17th, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, self-expression|

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. ~James Thurber If we could answer these three simple questions in the one, ‘are you here now?’ our purpose in life would be revealed, we would suffer no stress and we would know the joy of self-fulfilment. However, we [...]

How ‘old’ are you?

By | April 13th, 2015|Aging, Life Purpose, Vitality, Well-being|

“Youth is a gift of nature, age is a work of art. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec In our anti-aging world it is hard to accept the maturing of the body until you realise a couple of things. First of all, many of our ‘aging’ characteristics are in fact entrenched habits that solidify in our bodies [...]

Can you have success and self-fulfillment?

By | April 11th, 2015|Business, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, Self-fulfillment, Success, work|

  “Real success means creating a life of meaning through service that fulfills your reason for being here.” - Oprah Winfrey Ahh success. They’ve got the money. They’ve got the title. They’ve got the house, the car the fill in the blank. And they’ve got the drug habit. The divorce, the family they never hear from. [...]

What does being a friend really mean?

By | April 10th, 2015|Emotions, Exhilarated Life, Friendship, Happiness, Life Purpose, love, Relationships|

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence, A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. Octavia Butler Yes, hmmm. What does being a friend really [...]

How do you spend your time?

By | April 9th, 2015|Emotions, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment|

“Once a person says, ''This is who I really am, what I am all about, what I was really meant to do,'' it is easier to decide how to spend one's time.” ~ David Viscott The answer for many to 'how do you spend your time'  is reacting to all the stimuli that comes at us [...]

What makes a real star?

By | April 6th, 2015|Energy, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, Well-being|

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” ~ Martha Graham The interesting thing about performance and fame is that often the most talented are not the ones who reach [...]

Is happiness your life purpose?

By | April 4th, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, Self-fulfiullment, Well-being|

“Life finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness.” ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Happiness in this sense is nothing to do with acquisition but in being. And ‘being’ to the fullest of one’s innate potential is to know this kind of sustaining happiness. We all have gifts and propensities. Are you good in [...]

Starting Over is Simple but Not Easy

By | August 1st, 2013|Happiness, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Quality of life|

Living the Dream vs Visiting the Dream A number of people have said to me lately something along the lines 'good on you for living the dream'. From my makeshift desk at a maktak covered table, seated on a most uncomfortable folding chair, I can indeed look out the sliding glass doors that comprise the [...]