Category Archives: Inspiration

Living with Intent: 6 Steps to Living a Healthier, More Joyful & Purposeful Life

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About two years ago, I approached my father (Deepak Chopra) with a confession. I told him I was generally exhausted, over caffeinated and my sugar addiction was out of control.  I realized I was overscheduled trying to balance my role as a wife, mom, and entrepreneur with Intent.com, my start-up social media company. I felt bloated and had a lot of body pain. I hadn’t been meditating or exercising much, and at night I was having trouble sleeping. My father looked shell shocked, and it took a few moments for him to transition from concerned father to Deepak Chopra, the person that thousands go to for health advice. Continue reading

Intent of the Day: Consider Something New

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We can all find ourselves in that rut. The rut can come in all shapes and sizes. It can look like a routine that has zero excitement and 100% consistency. It can look like constant tiredness. It can look like a brick wall we keep running into, metaphorically or literally. We can find ourselves stuck and stuck can look different for everyone of us, but restlessness, frustration and hopelessness are things we can all understand. What do you do when you’re stuck? The truth is the hopelessness can start to feel comfortable and it takes a lot of energy and effort to get your brain to think and do something different, but if want to stop running into the brick wall, we gotta find the courage and the strength. Our intent is to consider something new!

You ready for that? Here are 3 things to help you do the same: Continue reading

Intent of the Day: Remain Undeterred

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When times get tough, will you get tougher or will you get going? Living with intent means sticking it out when things appear not to be going in your favor. There is no limit to the road bumps you could encounter and that will require a person who is undeterred to make it to the other side. It is in those moments that you discover what you’re made of. It is in those moments that you are strengthened for the next risk you hope to attempt. Move forward knowing that have been brave before and can do it again. Our intent is to remain undeterred.

You too? Here are 3 things to help you remain undeterred: Continue reading

Start Living Your Life Now

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You’ve finally revved yourself up enough to tell the person you’ve been seeing that you want more from them, when they come back and tell you they aren’t on the same page. What do you do? Continue seeing them even though you know you want more, or are you able to keep looking out for your well-being and gracefully give a kiss on the cheek and say adios?

I was the girl who said one thing and did another. It wasn’t only in romantic relationships but also friendships, agreeing to go to dinner or to a party when I really didn’t want to, or saying I would ask for a raise and then never doing it. Talking about boundaries is easy, but actually drawing them is off-the-charts hard, because it falls on us to do it, it’s our responsibility.

Through a lot of trial and error here’s what I’ve learned along the way. Continue reading

Intent of the Day: Keep the Faith

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All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul,
which changes all things and fills their inconstancy
with light.
-James Joyce

Faith changes everything. It’s easy to be discouraged and it’s easy to give up. People give up everyday and sometimes throwing in the towel is the best option, but today we want to think about the circumstances that require a little faith. These are the circumstances that scare us a little bit, that require a little bit of hope and strength. These are the things that challenge us but ultimately make us stronger and more prepared to tackle the next big vision. We intend to keep the faith!

You too? Here are 3 things to help you do that: Continue reading

We Are Human Beings Not Human Doers

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Getting the BEING back in our DOING for a more fulfilling, happier work, life, balance.

Whoever invented the TO DO list had a great concept, however, knowing the multi-taskers we are, I’m sure it was a woman, but none the less, I bet, she or he didn’t expect our modern day society to take ‘TO DO” to a whole new stratosphere.

Every day we witness women silently drowning in their “To Do Lists”. Beyond this it appears we’ve become a society which is living under a mindset or more bluntly put, the misconception, that constantly “Doing” is the way to justify our existence: to prove to the world and ourselves that our lives are valuable, that we matter and have relevance.  Or should we be asking our self, is it an easy way to avoid the things we don’t want to face and deal with.

As a toddler I was fondly called Dodo by my family, not because I was fascinated by poop or had some special agenda to prove my existence, but because I wanted to explore and do many things for myself and fully experience what was before me at that very moment. In other words, to be fully engaged just as every free spirited toddler is, not at a scheduled time, but to be fully engaged right then and there in the moment. However, as people grow into adulthood so many feel the need to show the world what good “DOERS” they are for some sort of affirmation and to be known for what they DO rather than who they are and the depth of what they’re contributing.

Work, life balance is critical: in other words balancing BEING with your DOING is critical to your success as a “Human Being” on this planet. The majority of American defines success as our careers, but in essence, success is how you approach and live your life in totality as a “whole being” rather than a fragmented one.

Creating a sense of life balance is fundamental to a feeling of overall success and happiness. Balance is achieved with the right blend of BEING versus DOING toward career, community, family and your self.

So how do we practice introducing a little more balance and real connection in our lives so we can become present in our DOING instead of lost in our BEING.

Seven Steps back to being present in your doing Continue reading

Codependency

codep     When I first realized I was a codependent, one of the things that I began to understand was that I lived my life playing the victim.  Everything was always happening TO me, people were always doing harm to me, and I was completely innocent, and the list could go on forever.  I victimized myself, and I wallowed in every bad emotion I had.  Doing this made me lose sight of the good things in life.

Today, I’d like everyone to grab a pen and paper so that we can make gratitude lists.  This is one of the tools that helps me feel good about myself and my life, and it helped reframe the misery I was putting myself in. Continue reading

Why You Should Always Keep Walking

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Nobody ever said life was fair……..

Nobody ever said life was just…….. 

Okay, maybe they did, but they were pretty stupid. 

And they never got anywhere in life.

Truth is, life is not very fair at all.  That’s why we are having revolutions in different parts of the world right now.   

That’s why we have always had revolts ….. throughout the history of mankind.  

Fact is:  Continue reading

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