The Heroic Journey

Don't Be Positive. Be Honest.

Don't Be Positive. Be Honest.
The second rule of my happiness journey was, "Don't be Positive. Be Honest."* Somewhere along the line, many of us seem to have become trapped in t...

Don't Be Perfect. Be Real.

Don't Be Perfect. Be Real.

I recently embarked upon a happiness journey. The first rule of the journey was, "Don't be Perfect. Be Real." This is the story of finding beauty in realness. You see, for a very long time (or at least five years that I am consciously aware of) my vision of happiness has been built upon a tyranny of positivity.

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Happiness is not denial.

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There are no negative emotions.

Freebie Friday - Sacred Geometry Photoshop Brushes

Freebie Friday - Sacred Geometry Photoshop Brushes
This week's freebie is a collection of Photoshop brushes I created for use in my Bodhisattva series. Each brush is based around the principles of sacred geometry.

Freebie Friday - Texture Pack : Paint

Freebie Friday - Texture Pack : Paint
Today's Freebie Friday is another texture pack. It includes 11 high-resolution images of various paint textures free for all uses. 

Freebie Friday - 16 Pride Gradients for Photoshop

Freebie Friday - 16 Pride Gradients for Photoshop
This week's freebie is a set of 16 Photoshop Gradients made from pride flags for the spectrum of gender and sexuality.

Freebie Friday - Free Texture Pack : Oxidization

Freebie Friday - Free Texture Pack : Oxidization
This week's freebie is a set of 9 stock photos of metal oxidization. Some are brightly coloured, others are deeply textured.

How to Create the Perfect Evening Ritual

How to Create the Perfect Evening Ritual
Creating the perfect evening ritual can be an important part of your sleep plan. Getting the best night's sleep possible is necessary for optimal health and well-being, especially mental health and emotional well-being. If sleeping well and awakening happy are things that challenge you, this guide is for you. Part 5 of my ongoing Mental Health Monday series will help you create the perfect evening ritual to help you achieve your best night's sleep ever. 

How to Create a Morning Ritual to Supercharge Your Life

How to Create a Morning Ritual to Supercharge Your Life
Much like creating your own self-care plan, creating a morning ritual is the practice of deliberately cultivating habits that support happiness and well-being. Just as breakfast is the most important meal of the day, morning is the most important time of your day. Mornings have the power to set the tone for our entire day. Ever notice how one bad thing in your morning can be the start of a truly awful day? The opposite is true as well. In fact, the best way to ensure a good day is by starting your day off deliberately choosing thoughts, feelings, and actions that support you ability to feel good. 

How to Create a Self-Care Plan and Why You Need One

How to Create a Self-Care Plan and Why You Need One
Self-care is essential for mental and emotional well-being. If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with depression and/or anxiety, ...

How to Create an Effective Plan to Improve Even Your Worst Days

How to Create an Effective Plan to Improve Even Your Worst Days
Part 3 of my Mental Health Monday series is how to create an effective emergency self-care plan to improve even your worst days. If you're human, c...

30 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood

30 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood
If you find yourself stuck in an emotional rut, here are 30 easy ways to help improve your mood. They can also be used to uplift your mood whenever...

Mental Health Monday: an Introduction to Neuroscience

Mental Health Monday: an Introduction to Neuroscience
Spring offers a wealth of powerful metaphors that can be applied to our inner lives.The one that strikes me every year as the most powerful is the ...