It’s pretty easy to love ourselves when all is running smoothly, when our work is stable and the relationships in our lives feel connected and balanced. But what happens when you get in a harsh argument with your mate, or when the company you work for needs to downsize and adds to your workload while reducing your salary? Where do we turn when life’s challenges meet us straight on and demand our attention?
In times of hardship, most of us tend to forget that this is a friendly…Continue
We’re so accustomed to being asked our shoe, height, waist (and for women) bust size; the size of our coffee, our portion of fish or meat from the market, our newest laptop or big-screen television, our new car, and the list goes on…. But how often are you asked to measure your vision size? Do you even have criteria for measuring the size of your dreams, your aspirations and the grandest picture for your life?
Take a moment right now and list three dreams that would be at the top of…Continue
Enough is an interesting word. Parents and teachers often use it with children when they’re putting their foot down and have reached their tolerance level. ENOUGH ALREADY!! In a completely different context, we’ll often use the word when determining a measurement quota. THAT’S ENOUGH. Throughout our daily lives, we’re always determining (consciously or not) if we’ve slept enough, eaten enough, loved enough, been patient enough, worked enough, and the list goes on.
Added by Carl Studna on November 1, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
If you were to ask most people if they would like a life free from worry, hardship and stress, they would tell you, “Of course!” Yet, how many of you find that when things start getting really good, something happens to bring you down a notch.
We live in a collective culture that, for the most part, still hangs on to the belief that life is hard and if we’re lucky, we experience moments of joy, pleasure and fulfillment. Most of us grew up in environments that modeled some degree of…Continue
Added by Carl Studna on October 6, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Most of us live in a fast-paced world filled with constant activity, responsibilities and demands. Beginning at an early age, we’re taught that we need to learn quickly else we’ll be left behind. In grade school, if your pace was slower than the curriculum presented, you might have been labeled a “slow learner” and carried that emotional sign around your neck throughout your schooling.
Unfortunately, most traditional education has not advanced…Continue
Added by Carl Studna on September 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Do you wake up each morning feeling ignited, inspired and on-purpose with your deepest inner calling? Does your body feel alive and vital with boundless energy to support your visions? Are you filled with joy and enthusiasm every day as you’re out in the world fulfilling your gifts and talents?
Take this moment to tune into your body’s rhythm and energy. Are your cells feeling fully activated in…Continue
All of us have inner yearnings, these passionate callings that tug, nudge or kick us from behind, reminding us that there is always a deeper and richer purpose and expression to fulfill. We are creative beings and because we live in a constantly changing Universe, it’s imperative that we remain open and attuned to the opportunities (in the form of thoughts, visions and projects) that are constantly transmitting insights personally branded with our name on them!
Akin to using a tuning…Continue
Until recent years, the idea of looking within for all answers, especially those in the spiritual realm, was seen as sacrilegious. The bulk of humanity was considered laymen, who would seek guidance from their spiritual and religious leaders. In certain religions, if you claimed to have a direct link to divine guidance, you were accused of being a heretic and risked extreme ridicule, isolation, torture or death.
We, as humanity, are gradually…Continue
We're all well familiar with what it means to live on the cutting edge of life, thinking beyond conventional thought while being innovative with new possibilities and paths that have yet to be discovered. We've witnessed (and continue to witness) countless levels of innovation throughout history from individuals who have been willing to map out unchartered territories via science, astronomy, mathematics, biology, philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and the list goes on.…Continue
Added by Carl Studna on April 1, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
In today’s world we are filled with a multitude of passwords to remember, being advised that they all be different to maintain greater security. Each password (assuming we remember it) unlocks its own unique storehouse of information that we access to function, create and work in this era of cyber-technology. Consider how frustrating it can be when you forget your password and you’re unable to open your most treasured documents that you desperately need in that moment!…Continue
Added by Carl Studna on February 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Can you recall a time in your childhood before you were ever criticized for certain actions or ways of being? This memory might be a stretch to remember, but wouldn’t it feel glorious!
Most of us grew up in an atmosphere where parents, siblings, cousins, friends, teachers and classmates felt it was their duty to inform us every time we didn’t measure up to a certain standard of acceptability or excellence. We live in a culture of comparison and often our high standards are filled…
Added by Carl Studna on January 5, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Typically, we're accustomed to thinking of the word "forecast" in relation to the weather. Let's say that a huge storm-front is approaching and the forecast tells us when to expect this change along with providing specific details such as the temperature shifts, the level of precipitation, humidity, snow, rain, hail, etc. It might also tell us when to expect the front to pass through. Often we use this information as means to assist us in preparing for these changes.
Added by Carl Studna on December 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Imagine living each day without a trace of hesitation, free of limiting thoughts that cause us to use the all too common B word….BUT! How often do you either speak or think this three letter word that has the reputation of canceling out your dreams and aspirations?
Like an addiction, we’ve become a big BUT culture that indulges in the heavy caloric diet of logical reasoning…
Added by Carl Studna on November 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
What if you led every moment of your life as if you were on the most sacred, adventurous and fulfilling journey, one that brought a sense of wonder and awe into each passing moment? Sound like a stretch?
The truth is, our lives are always bringing forth constant demonstrations of newness as nothing ever stays the same, from this moment to the next. Is your thought the same as it was a second ago? If you were to look under a microscope at the cells of your body or the blood flowing…Continue
Added by Carl Studna on October 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
As a child, do you remember the dreams that you had for your life? Perhaps they were filled with wonder, adventure and creativity. Growing up within the traditional school system in the mid-sixties, the occupational suggestions offered to young boys was fairly limited to a doctor, lawyer, accountant, architect, engineer, etc. Young girls might have been offered options beyond the traditional housewife as a nurse, secretary, dental hygienist, or clerk. Not to say that there weren’t…Continue
Added by Carl Studna on September 3, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
If you knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that you only had a year of your life ahead of you, healthy, strong and vital, how would you be living your life starting today? I imagine that you’d take a good look at every area of your life and reexamine your priorities.
Let’s take a moment right now and consider the questions below:
Added by Carl Studna on August 4, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
How often do you have an inspired thought and you’re certain that you will take the steps to actualize this amazing vision, only to later regret that you never took action? Or perhaps you began to take action and lost momentum because the pieces didn’t seem to come together in the timeframe you expected?
Most of us were not raised with an education that encouraged us to continue moving forward once we hit challenges or setbacks that appeared to detour the path of our desired…Continue
That is the question! Is it possible that at the route of most physical, emotional and mental dis-ease and discomfort lay some form of judgment? When we hold onto any form of judgment toward ourselves or others, we create a constriction in our entire continence. Our bodies tighten, our thoughts become muddled with defense and our emotions bring forward dark clouds of resentment, anger, and depression.
So why do we choose to take this path of doom and gloom so readily throughout our…Continue
Have you ever flown a kite, perhaps as a child or as a parent with your child? If so, do you remember how exciting it is when the kite takes flight, catches the wind and begins to soar upward toward the heavens? Once you become familiar with the formula that allows your kite to fly successfully, you begin to master the art of flying. You keep your string taut so that the resistance from the wind allows…Continue
Added by Carl Studna on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Have you noticed how certain words over time begin to take on a new or expanded meaning? We never seem to know who initiated these broader definitions, but once they hit a certain momentum, a massive wave seems to wash over our collective consciousness and we begin to hear these words being used regularly in a new fashion.
The word, transparent, is one of these examples. In days…Continue