We are social creatures. How we relate to others is one of the strongest indicators of wellbeing. The healthy happiest relationship holds equal space for intimacy and independence at the same time. #SocialSaturday

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061820162We are social creatures. How we relate to others is one of the strongest indicators of wellbeing. The healthy happiest relationship holds equal space for intimacy and independence at the same time. #SocialSaturday

“The only people who will understand you are on the journey themselves.” Do you agree? Tag those on the journey with you! #SocialSaturday

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Do you agree? Tag those on the journey with you! #SocialSaturday

You don’t always need a logical reason for doing everything in your life.

061120162You don’t always need a logical reason for doing everything in your life. Do it because you want to, because it’s fun, because it makes you HAPPY. #ProjectHappiness

How are you introducing yourself energetically?

061120161How are you introducing yourself energetically?

#SocialSaturday: Your energy is contagious, make sure that’s a good thing. Be an example of the standard you expect in others. Those who want to live on that same level will meet you there. Trust, deeply, that the people who belong in your life will come find you, and stay. Your vibe attracts your tribe.

“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson How brightly might you shine today? #SaturdaySocial

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“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson

How brightly might you shine today? #SaturdaySocial

What would make you have a grateful-for-life kind of weekend? Do that today.

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What would make you have a grateful-for-life kind of weekend? Do that today.

#Goals.

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#MayYouBe CHALLENGE DAY 28

FullSizeRender (25)#MayYouBe Wild! CHALLENGE DAY 28: “We’ve become strangers to nature. And the best way to live longer, healthier lives is to RE-WILD ourselves by returning to nature whenever we can.” ~ Daniel Vitalis

The natural world communicates profound messages: things are okay as they are; you are okay just as you are; you are never alone, nature is always holding you; simply relax and be present…We evolved in the wild, and studies show that reconnecting with the wilderness– the beach, the woods, the mountains- is restorative and promotes positive emotions. There is no app that can substitute for the fact that your mind, body and soul on nature, are HAPPIER.

 

COMMIT TO ACT: Re-wild yourself. Follow John Muir’s lead, go outside to find the wild within; “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

At the end of today, may your hair be messy, your feet dirty, and your eyes sparkling with the glint of your inner WILD. “Place your hands in the soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect to that power to feel your own immense power.” ~Victoria Erickson

 

What tone are you setting?

What tone are you setting? #SaturdaySocial

#MayYouBe CHALLENGE DAY 21

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#MayYouBe ONE! CHALLENGE DAY 21:  “A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion to find the reality of Oneness.”- Albert Einstein

 

You are never alone. At every level there are invisible patterns of unity and oneness interconnecting everything. These have no power structures or hierarchies; They pass freely from heart to heart along the web of oneness that connects us all. We can be present with someone whose language we don’t understand,  who speaks about circumstances we have never experienced, or whose reactions are baffling to us. Oneness is an orientation and intentionality to simply be with another…

 

Feel the fullness of your connection today. If at any moment in your day the illusion of separateness sneaks in, envision a golden thread connecting your heart with that of the first person you see and whisper this mantra to yourself, “I am another you, you are another me.”  Human beings naturally seek connectedness and it is one of the beautiful rewards of life that this connection is already ours, readily available to every individual when we engage with the simplicities of life, right in front of us.

 

COMMIT TO ACTION:  In the next 24 hours, adopt the orientation of oneness with something or someone(s). Hold hands with a loved one and be present to the currents of connectivity between you, share a meal with someone of a completely different background than your own, tune into the buzz of the natural world around you…You’ll soon find that in each of us, there is a little of all of us; one effects the whole! “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~Herman Melville

Who’s in your tribe?

Who’s in your tribe? #SaturdaySocial

#MayYouBe CHALLENGE DAY 14

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#MayYouBe Untethered! CHALLENGE DAY 14: “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ~Anne Lamott

 

What if you were to UNTETHER for the next 24 hours? Do you dare to wander offline and discover the possibilities that open up when you disconnect from your devices, and reconnect with yourself in the immediacy of the world around you?

 

COMMIT TO ACT: LIVE THE MOMENT, LEAVE THE PHONE! The hyperconnectivity of our world today is full of distractions that pull us from being present in our lives. Cell phones, a new body appendage for most of us, are one of the biggest thieves of our presence. Our devices are meant to connect us, but the moments we spend checking our phone are precious moments of our life, directly in front of us, that we’ve disconnected from.

 

Today (after you read this), untether from your screens and choose to engage in the moment instead of thinking you should/could be somewhere else; “Happiness is enjoying the moment for what it is, not what it could be or should be.” Your life is in front of you, not in some email, text, or newsfeed.

 

TAG a friend or two to join you in this digital detox day! Perhaps plan an untethered activity together, like hiking, crafts, or cooking…ENJOY!

 

 

A healthy relationship keeps the doors and windows wide open. (And if it doesn’t open, it’s not your door…)

A healthy relationship keeps the doors and windows wide open. (And if it doesn’t open, it’s not your door…) #SaturdaySocial

#MayYouBe CHALLENGE DAY 7

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#MayYouBe CHALLENGE DAY 7:

“Love should be like breathing. It should be just a quality in you – wherever you are, with whomsoever you are, or even if you are alone, love goes on overflowing from you. It is not a question of being in love with someone – it is a question of being love.” -Osho

 

You want love? BE LOVE. 

 

Could it be this simple? The word “want” focuses on the absence of something. But what if love is our essence, and therefore present in every moment. What if the wisdom and love beneath the clutter of negativity is, in fact, natural and permanent, and the only thing missing is your attention to it? As Deepak Chopra puts it, “LOVE IS WHO YOU ARE. Your true self is pure love, infinite awareness, and unbounded joy…as you realize this, you will feel a small light in your heart. At first it will be the size of a spark, then a candle flame, then a raging bonfire.” TAG a buddy who you love and reflect together on this idea of ‘being love.’ 

 
COMMIT TO ACT:  Today, practice love until you remember you are love. Feel the warmth of this knowing radiate out from around your heartspace, as you remember more and more. Continue to practice love by repeating this question to yourself as you move through your day, “What would LOVE do here?” May you be love…

 

#SaturdaySocial Challenge: Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. But not just any one. Energies are contagious so surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. By choosing who you spend time with, you are literally shaping your own future. Who is in your core circle? Examine the people you spend the most time around. Consider if these people are enabling you toward your ideal self (Do they match who you want to become in the future?). If they are not, identify people who do embody qualities you desire and increase contact with them…soon your “friend average” will be a source of strength and positive vibes. ? Click the link in our bio for FREE daily habit tips sent directly to your inbox ?? @projecthappiness24_7


#SaturdaySocial Challenge: Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. But not just any one. Energies are contagious so surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. By choosing who you spend time with, you are literally shaping your own future. Who is in your core circle? Examine the people you spend the most time around. Consider if these people are enabling you toward your ideal self (Do they match who you want to become in the future?). If they are not, identify people who do embody qualities you desire and increase contact with them…soon your “friend average” will be a source of strength and positive vibes. ? Click the link in our bio for #ProjectHappiness FREE daily habit tips sent directly to your inbox ?? @projecthappiness24_7

You must actively let the light in; so let the light in. Join our #MayYouBe Challenge to practice happiness habits every day with us in the month of May! Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/projecthappiness/photos/a.143702586636.124039.43808911636/10153393712481637/?type=3&theater

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You must actively let the light in; so let the light in.

Join our #MayYouBe Challenge to practice happiness habits every day with us in the month of May! Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/projecthappiness/photos/a.143702586636.124039.43808911636/10153393712481637/?type=3&theater

Tag your person!


Tag your person!
#SaturdaySocial

The person you will be in 5 years is decided by the people you spend time with and the books you read today. Surround yourself with people and things who grow you.


The person you will be in 5 years is decided by the people you spend time with and the books you read today. Surround yourself with people and things who grow you. #SaturdaySocial

“Place your hands in the soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect to that power to feel your own immense power.” ~Victoria Erickson The natural world communicates its profound messages: things are okay as they are; you are okay just as you are; simply relax and be present…We evolved in nature, and studies show that reconnecting with natural settings – the beach, the woods, sitting under a waterfall- are restorative and promotes positive emotions. There is no app that can substitute for the fact that your brain on nature, is happier.


“Place your hands in the soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect to that power to feel your own immense power.” ~Victoria Erickson

The natural world communicates its profound messages: things are okay as they are; you are okay just as you are; simply relax and be present…We evolved in nature, and studies show that reconnecting with natural settings – the beach, the woods, sitting under a waterfall- are restorative and promotes positive emotions. There is no app that can substitute for the fact that your brain on nature, is happier. #SaturdaySocial

“Some cultures that do intimacy better than others. There are places where people are more innately able to be close to each other. This is not because they are more wired for connection than we are, it is because they were raised knowing how to connect.” ~Sarah Norrad Challenge: 1.What inspired you today? 2.What challenged you today? 3. What touched or moved you today? 4. What surprised you today? This set of questions are called “The Four Rivers.” They were developed from idea that every day we all swim in four different rivers of experience and can be infused as a daily practice of connecting with yourself and your relationships. Today, take turns asking a partner each of the questions. Perhaps, Try it for a week and notice how it deepens your intimacy. (Source http://ift.tt/1MmW1ch)


“Some cultures that do intimacy better than others. There are places where people are more innately able to be close to each other. This is not because they are more wired for connection than we are, it is because they were raised knowing how to connect.” ~Sarah Norrad

#SaturdaySocial Challenge:
1.What inspired you today?
2.What challenged you today?
3. What touched or moved you today?
4. What surprised you today?

This set of questions are called “The Four Rivers.” They were developed from idea that every day we all swim in four different rivers of experience and can be infused as a daily practice of connecting with yourself and your relationships. Today, take turns asking a partner each of the questions. Perhaps, Try it for a week and notice how it deepens your intimacy. (Source http://ift.tt/1MmW1ch)

Your energy is contagious, make sure that’s a good thing. Today, be the energy you wish to attract; set an example of the standard you expect in others. Be bold enough to raise that standard. Those who want to live on that same level will meet you there.Trust, deeply, that the people who belong in your life will come find you, and stay. Your vibe attracts your tribe…


Your energy is contagious, make sure that’s a good thing. Today, be the energy you wish to attract; set an example of the standard you expect in others. Be bold enough to raise that standard. Those who want to live on that same level will meet you there.Trust, deeply, that the people who belong in your life will come find you, and stay. Your vibe attracts your tribe…#SaturdaySocial

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” -Leonard Cohen Challenge: Many of us live hardened in order to protect a breakable heart. But what many don’t realize is that a break is where life flows in. This weekend, connect more vulnerably, opening yourself to the fullness of life. Permit yourself to be breakable; our cracks connect us, acting as life lines to each other and to our aliveness. Always try again, love again, live again. Don’t let a hard lesson harden your heart.

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” -Leonard Cohen
#SaturdaySocial Challenge: Many of us live hardened in order to protect a breakable heart. But what many don’t realize is that a break is where life flows in. This weekend, connect more vulnerably, opening yourself to the fullness of life. Permit yourself to be breakable; our cracks connect us, acting as life lines to each other and to our aliveness. Always try again, love again, live again. Don’t let a hard lesson harden your heart.

Do you feel your circle?

Do you feel your circle?
#SaturdaySocial

Weekend Wonderment

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…And at the end of today may your hair be messy, your feet dirty, and your eyes sparkling

#WeekendWonderment

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LIVE THE MOMENT, LEAVE THE PHONE! Make some memories today that only you and other’s who were present know about. Challenge: The world today is full of distractions, pulling us from the moment in front of us. Cell phones are one of the biggest thieves of our presence. Our devices are meant to connect us, but the truth is that every moment we spend checking our phone is a moment of our life, right in front of us, that we’ve disconnected from. Today, put down your screens and choose to engage in the moment instead of thinking you should/could be somewhere else; “Happiness is enjoying the moment for what it is, not what it could be or should be.” Your life is in front of you, not in some email, text, or newsfeed.

LIVE THE MOMENT, LEAVE THE PHONE! Make some memories today that only you and other’s who were present know about.#SaturdaySocial Challenge: The world today is full of distractions, pulling us from the moment in front of us. Cell phones are one of the biggest thieves of our presence. Our devices are meant to connect us, but the truth is that every moment we spend checking our phone is a moment of our life, right in front of us, that we’ve disconnected from. Today, put down your screens and choose to engage in the moment instead of thinking you should/could be somewhere else; “Happiness is enjoying the moment for what it is, not what it could be or should be.” Your life is in front of you, not in some email, text, or newsfeed.

Be a selective sifter of who you share your life with. Energies are contagious so surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Challenge: Today, choose to surround yourself with people who uplift you. Set an intention for how you want to feel at the end of your social interactions and notice who meets you in that elevated space.

Be a selective sifter of who you share your life with. Energies are contagious so surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel.
#SaturdaySocial Challenge: Today, choose to surround yourself with people who uplift you. Set an intention for how you want to feel at the end of your social interactions and notice who meets you in that elevated space.

New Rule: Stop looking for someone to complete you. The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes, moving forward side-by-side.

New Rule: Stop looking for someone to complete you. The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes, moving forward side-by-side. #SaturdaySocial

The power of the elemental forces of nature flow through each of us. Feel the power that creates worlds flowing through you today- flow as life flows, trusting it to carry you home, just as the river flows to the sea.

The power of the elemental forces of nature flow through each of us. Feel the power that creates worlds flowing through you today- flow as life flows, trusting it to carry you home, just as the river flows to the sea. #SaturdaySocial

What is your thing? Making time for things that make you happy to be alive is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Make time for those things today…

What is your thing? Making time for things that make you happy to be alive is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Make time for those things today… #projecthappiness

Enjoy the small moments with people who matter to you today, because one day you will look back and realize they were the big moments.

Enjoy the small moments with people who matter to you today, because one day you will look back and realize they were the big moments. #SaturdaySocial

“Your heart and my heart are very old friends.”~Hafiz You know those people whom you’ve just met and yet feel an instant and deep connection to? These unions with our “soul family” make everything seem magical…Invite them in!

“Your heart and my heart are very old friends.”~Hafiz
#SaturdaySocial: You know those people whom you’ve just met and yet feel an instant and deep connection to? These unions with our “soul family” make everything seem magical…Invite them in!

Make connecting with your heart the whole point today…

Make connecting with your heart the whole point today… #SaturdaySocial

We are social creatures. How we relate to others is one of the strongest indicators of wellbeing. The healthy happiest relationship holds equal space for intimacy and independence at the same time…

We are social creatures. How we relate to others is one of the strongest indicators of wellbeing. The healthy happiest relationship holds equal space for intimacy and independence at the same time…#SaturdaySocial

“But i’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” – Alan Watts Our devices are meant to connect us, but the truth is that every moment we spend checking our phone is a moment of our life, right in front of us, that we’ve disconnected from. Untether yourself from your screens today and reconnect with natural world, and yourself. Native Hawaiians have a beautiful concept called “mana,” which means the power of the elemental forces of nature are embodied in each of us…we simply have to be present enough to tune in to this innate connection within us.

“But i’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” – Alan Watts
#SaturdaySocial: Our devices are meant to connect us, but the truth is that every moment we spend checking our phone is a moment of our life, right in front of us, that we’ve disconnected from. Untether yourself from your screens today and reconnect with natural world, and yourself. Native Hawaiians have a beautiful concept called “mana,” which means the power of the elemental forces of nature are embodied in each of us…we simply have to be present enough to tune in to this innate connection within us.

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell Challenge: Untether yourself from electronics today, and reconnect with the natural world. Go outside, look around you and realize the earth is breathing with you. You are not seperate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the stars. You don’t have a life, you are life.


“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell

#SaturdaySocial Challenge: Untether yourself from electronics today, and reconnect with the natural world. Go outside, look around you and realize the earth is breathing with you. You are not seperate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the stars. You don’t have a life, you are life.

Weekend Challenge: “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” ~Kurt Vonnegut Wherever you are, whomever you’re with, notice the joy in the mundane today. #SaturdaySocial

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Weekend Challenge: “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

Wherever you are, whomever you’re with, notice the joy in the mundane today. #SaturdaySocial

Every once in awhile it’s important to stop pursing happiness and enjoy the happiness in your pursuit. Stand still long enough to let “the right things” catch you today…

Every once in awhile it’s important to stop pursing happiness and enjoy the happiness in your pursuit. Stand still long enough to let “the right things” catch you today… #projecthappiness

Happiness starts with your relationship with yourself. Not your relationship with others, not with your job, not with your money, but with you. Nurture that relationship today.

Happiness starts with your relationship with yourself. Not your relationship with others, not with your job, not with your money, but with you. Nurture that relationship today. #SaturdaySocial

“The people in my circle? Those who make me feel blessed; not stressed.” Choose the people in your circle with care…those not necessarily connected by blood or race, but by energy and essence. The one’s who bring unconditional love and support at the pefect times and understand and share the same mission and purpose.

“The people in my circle? Those who make me feel blessed; not stressed.” #SaturdaySocial: Choose the people in your circle with care…those not necessarily connected by blood or race, but by energy and essence. The one’s who bring unconditional love and support at the pefect times and understand and share the same mission and purpose.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~Carl Jung Do you agree?

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~Carl Jung
Do you agree? #SaturdaySocial

Sending out a big WEIRDMASTE to all the wonderful weirdos in our life today: “The weirdness in me honors the weirdness in you.”

Sending out a big WEIRDMASTE to all the wonderful weirdos in our life today: “The weirdness in me honors the weirdness in you.” #SaturdaySocial

“If you want to know me, look inside your heart.”

“If you want to know me, look inside your heart.” #SaturdaySocial

“Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.” ~Les Brown

“Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.” ~Les Brown#SaturdaySocial

“In a modern world plagued by distraction, our greatest work in becoming better lovers is reconnecting with those who have already given us their hearts.” ~Brendon Burchard Disconnect with your electronics and reconnect with your people today.

“In a modern world plagued by distraction, our greatest work in becoming better lovers is reconnecting with those who have already given us their hearts.” ~Brendon BurchardDisconnect with your electronics and reconnect with your people today. #SaturdaySocial

“When we try pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

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“When we try pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” ~John Muir

#SaturdaySocial: Remember our interdependence today. As you move amongst one another, think: that man, that woman, that child, that plant, that animal is my brother or my sister.

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'” ~Kurt Vonnegut Paradise exists in the moments- tune into the moments this weekend, they’re ever present for those who take time to notice them. #projecthappiness

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“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'” ~Kurt Vonnegut

Paradise exists in the moments- tune into the moments this weekend, they’re ever present for those who take time to notice them.

Dare to dwell in these “What ifs” today. Challenge: When we distill the human traditions, rules, religions, codes of conduct, technologies, etc., we find that at their essence, most were created to try to help us tap into a sense of greater connectedness. Human beings naturally seek connectedness and it is one of the beautiful rewards of life that this connection is already ours, readily available to every individual when we engage with the simplicities of life, right in front of us. #projecthappiness

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Dare to dwell in these “What ifs” today.

#SaturdaySocial Challenge: When we distill the human traditions, rules, religions, codes of conduct, technologies, etc., we find that at their essence, most were created to try to help us tap into a sense of greater connectedness. Human beings naturally seek connectedness and it is one of the beautiful rewards of life that this connection is already ours, readily available to every individual when we engage with the simplicities of life, right in front of us.

Your energy is contagious, make sure that’s a good thing. Be an example of the standard you expect in others. Those who want to live on that same level will meet you there. Trust, deeply, that the people who belong in your life will come find you, and stay. Your vibe attracts your tribe…#projecthappiness

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Your energy is contagious, make sure that’s a good thing. Be an example of the standard you expect in others. Those who want to live on that same level will meet you there. Trust, deeply, that the people who belong in your life will come find you, and stay. Your vibe attracts your tribe…

People come into your life for a purpose, whether it’s for a day or a lifetime, let the relationship be what it is. Relationships can be our greatest teachers if we let them be… #projecthappiness

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People come into your life for a purpose, whether it’s for a day or a lifetime, let the relationship be what it is. Relationships can be our greatest teachers if we let them be…

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” Who do you “get”? #projecthappiness

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“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”

Who do you “get”?

Who are your people? Spend time with “your kind of crazy” today. #projecthappiness

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Who are your people? Spend time with “your kind of crazy” today.

Rule: Stay connected. (And by that we mean with people, not your electronics) Our inner children just want to connect and love one another, but too often the demands of today’s world separates us in our adult lives. The good news: the forgiving, vulnerable and free spirit of children is still your TRUE NATURE, and you can authentically re-connect with it starting as soon as your next human interaction…#projecthappiness

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Rule: Stay connected. (And by that we mean with people, not your electronics)Our inner children just want to connect and love one another, but too often the demands of today’s world separates us in our adult lives. The good news: the forgiving, vulnerable and free spirit of children is still your TRUE NATURE, and you can authentically re-connect with it starting as soon as your next human interaction…

 

“Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.” ~Robert Brault ‪ Authentic connection is vital for our health and wellbeing. Are you wearing masks in your relationships? Here are 4 ways to check how authentic you are being: 1) What’s my voice doing? When we’re not being ourselves, we tend to use a high voice. We’re not projecting from our belly and chances are everything below the neck is starved of breath. Are you talking super fast? Another sign of discomfort. 2) What’s my body doing? Am I clenching my butt, my hands or my jaw? Our bodies are billions of cells firing at once and those cells can’t be fooled. Tension in your being is picked up instantly by your body. Do a body scan. 3) Am I breathing? Shallow breathing in the chest area and vs the belly will not only change your voice, it’s also a signal of fear, nervousness and playing the game of inauthenticity. 4) Am I in the present moment or am I being hyper-vigilant? When we’re feeling safe and authentically in the moment, we relax and respond naturally to what’s showing up. When we’re not, we’re hyper-vigilant watching others for signs that we’re accepted and okay. (http://ift.tt/1lNKN2u)

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#SaturdaySocial: “Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.” ~Robert Brault ‪

Authentic connection is vital for our health and wellbeing. Are you wearing masks in your relationships? Here are 4 ways to check how authentic you are being:
1) What’s my voice doing? When we’re not being ourselves, we tend to use a high voice. We’re not projecting from our belly and chances are everything below the neck is starved of breath. Are you talking super fast? Another sign of discomfort.

2) What’s my body doing? Am I clenching my butt, my hands or my jaw? Our bodies are billions of cells firing at once and those cells can’t be fooled. Tension in your being is picked up instantly by your body. Do a body scan.
3) Am I breathing? Shallow breathing in the chest area and vs the belly will not only change your voice, it’s also a signal of fear, nervousness and playing the game of inauthenticity.

4) Am I in the present moment or am I being hyper-vigilant? When we’re feeling safe and authentically in the moment, we relax and respond naturally to what’s showing up. When we’re not, we’re hyper-vigilant watching others for signs that we’re accepted and okay. (http://ift.tt/1lNKN2u)

Hang out with people who make you forget to look at your phone today. #projecthappiness

091920151#SaturdaySocial:  Hang out with people who make you forget to look at your phone today.

The best way to be happy with someone is to learn how to be happy alone.

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#SaturdaySocial: The best way to be happy with someone is to learn how to be happy alone. That way the company will be a matter of choice and not necessity.

“The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” Be grateful for those who love you when you have nothing to offer but your presence. Souls recognize each other by the way they feel, not by how they look, speak, or act.

090620152#SaturdaySocial:  “The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” Be grateful for those who love you when you have nothing to offer but your presence. Souls recognize each other by the way they feel, not by how they look, speak, or act.

“Love and intimacy are at the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well…I am not aware of any other factor in medicine—not diet, not smoking, not exercise—that has a greater impact.” ~Dean Ornish Never underestimate the power of touch and intimacy – human beings thrive on contact! In fact, Studies have shown that the lack of human touch is an enormous factor towards causing depression. Moral of the story: get more intimate today! #projecthappiness

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Never underestimate the power of touch and intimacy – human beings thrive on contact! In fact, Studies have shown that the lack of human touch is an enormous factor towards causing depression. Moral of the story: get more intimate today!

“Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.” ~Unknown What is important almost always involves people around us. Who are your people? #projecthappiness

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#SaturdaySocial   “Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.” ~UnknownWhat is important almost always involves people around us. Who are your people?

invisible patterns of unity and oneness

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#SaturdaySocial: At every level there are invisible patterns of unity and oneness interconnecting everything. While beautifully different, we are also the same…connect to thrive!

“I want to know if you know how to melt into that FIERCE heat of living, falling toward the center of your longing.” ~ David Whyte Today is a wild and sacred day that will never happen again. What will you do with this awareness?

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#WeekendWonderment: “I want to know if you know how to melt into that FIERCE heat of living, falling toward the center of your longing.” ~ David Whyte

Today is a wild and sacred day that will never happen again. What will you do with this awareness?

Outward together in the same direction

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“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

New Rule: Stop looking for someone to complete you. The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes. #Projecthappines

Learn to be unconditionally happy.

#SaturdaySocial:  Learn to be unconditionally happy. That way, your life conditions (i.e., relationships, places, things) become a matter of choice, not necessity. Today, be someone that makes you happy…  #projecthappiness

Happiness Challenge: Day 16

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“Love and intimacy are at the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well…I am not aware of any other factor in medicine—not diet, not smoking, not exercise—that has a greater impact.” ~Dean Ornish 

#SocialSaturday Challenge: “Life is about finding people who are your kind of crazy.” One of the clearest research findings is that we are social creatures – how we relate to others is one of the strongest indicators of wellbeing! In fact, studies show that that not having close personal ties poses the same level of health risk as smoking or obesity. We are wired to love, to be loved, and to belong…so, in the next 24 hours, reflect on who are “your kind of crazy” and spend time “traveling with them” today :) Extend this challenge beyond this weekend by gathering your tribe and become a founding member of a Circle of Happiness: http://www.projecthappiness.org/happiness-circles/
“As I get older, I recognize just how important it is to be surrounded by people who deeply believe in our value and goodness even when we lose our footing. It took me years to rid myself of the lite-dimmers and it has been much clearer sailing since. Not that there isn’t value in having difficult people to overcome, but eventually it becomes essential to be surrounded by those who lift and wish us higher. If they don’t see you in your highest light, wish them well and cut the cord.” ~Jeff Brown

 

 

Happiness Challenge: Day 9

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“The natural world communicates its profound messages: things are okay as they are; you are okay just as you are; simply relax and be present.”

Native Hawaiians have a beautiful concept called “mana,” which means the power of the elemental forces of nature are embodied in each of us. We evolved in nature, and studies show that natural settings – the beach, the wilderness, sitting under a tree- are restorative. In fact, your brain on nature, is happier :)
Day 10 Challenge: For the next 24 hours, adopt the pace of nature. Tune in to the rhythm of the natural world – go outside, look around you and realize the earth is breathing with you – let that life force flow through you. Extra challenge: Just for today, go off the grid. Perhaps even, *gasp*, turn off or leave your phone at home! Our devices are meant to connect us, but the truth is that every moment we spend checking our phone is a moment of our life, right in front of us, that we’ve disconnected from. Today, disconnect from your devices and reconnect with natural world, and yourself! 

Happiness Challenge: Day 2

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“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ~Jim Rohn

 

#SocialSaturday: Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. But not just any one. Energies are contagious so surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. By choosing who you spend time with, you are literally shaping your own future. Who is in your core circle? Examine the people you spend the most time around. Consider if these people are enabling you toward your ideal self (Do they match who you want to become in the future?). If they are not, identify people who do embody qualities you desire and increase contact with them…soon your “friend average” will be a source of strength and positive vibes.

 

Call to Action: For the next 24 hours, choose to surround yourself with people who uplift you. Set an intention for how you want to feel at the end of your social interactions and notice who meets you in that elevated space. Hint: Those are your people!

Weekend Challenge

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Weekend Challenge; I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

What “scars” of happiness do you have?

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What “scars” of happiness do you have?

The real test of friendship is silence.

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“The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” ~Eugene Kennedy

True friendship is sitting together in silence and feeling like it was the best conversation. Who are your true friends? #SaturdaySocial

Live in the moment. Leave the phone.

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“Happiness is enjoying the moment for what it is, not what it could be or should be.” ~Unknown

The world today is full of distractions, pulling us from the moment in front of us. Cell phones are one of the biggest thieves of our presence. Today, put down your phone and choose to engage in the moment instead of thinking you should/could be somewhere else. Your life is in front of you, not in some email or Facebook newsfeed. Live it NOW. #SaturdaySoul

Rhythm of your heart

Rhythm of Your Heart

Dance to the song in your head,
Speak with the rhythm of your heart,
And love from the depths of your soul.

#SaturdaySoul

Keep It Simple

Keep it Simple
The simpler we make life the more room we create for what matters most…keep it simple today!
#WhatMattersMost #SimpleSaturday

Dancing Shoes

Dancing Shoes
Wear your dancing shoes, everyday. Life happens to those already on the dance floor.
#SaturdaySoul

Go Find Yourself

Go Find Yourself
Soulmates aren’t just discovered. There is no formula to “finding” those who enrich your life. There is no need to go looking for them, because they are already part of you. The only thing you need do is find yourself, for our soulmates are standing on our soul’s path…
#SaturdaySoul