Give More, Expect Less

Give More, Expect Less

I think since Christmas is right around the corner it is appropriate to talk about why giving more and expecting less is important. For starters, we all know that being materialistic and greedy only leads to unhappiness and the feeling of never having enough. If you try and collect items to make you happy you will never be completely satisfied. I have seen many people turn to money and it has led them down a path of sadness and unfulfillment. Once you start giving to others, you begin to feel more meaning in your life and it actually brings you more happiness inside then materialistic items would. Helping others is a great way to help yourself. You really don’t need a ton of things to be a happy person. Donate to charities, help the less fortunate and good karma will come your way. Here are some ways you can help this holiday season!

1) Donate to a charity of your choice. – The Canadian Cancer Society is one of my favorites.
2) Make care packages for the homeless. – They always need the necessities and it doesn’t cost very much.
3) Collect food and clothes for the food bank and various organizations. – Whether you are helping at a soup kitchen or at least donating a couple cans, you are helping those in need.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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Live It!

Live It!

The time is now. Stop what you are doing and look around you. This is your only life. This is not a game, you are the age you are and you are only going to get older. There is only now. What is it that you have always wanted to do? Where do you see yourself? It’s not too late to make a difference. Book that plane ticket and travel the world. Join that volunteer program you have always wanted to. Apply for that dream job, start doing the things you want to. I look around and see people doing the same things, day in and day out, and are missing out on all the dreams they had for themselves. Why not conquer those goals? You only have now since tomorrow isn’t promised, so live for today. Why live a mundane life when you can live an extraordinary life? As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 is the start of a new chapter, make a list of the things you want to get accomplished in the next year. It is not too late to change the world and it is never too late to show your loved ones how much you care.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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Why Simplicity is the Key to Happiness

Why Simplicity is the Key to Happiness

Some people find peace within the chaos of life while some people find their happiness once it is calm and relaxed. For me I find both aspects of life important but to become calm for myself I must practice relaxation regularly. For people who suffer from anxiety and even those who just need to slow the pace of their life down take these tips and you will be on the right track to simplicity. Have you ever had too many options in front of you and not known what one to choose? This is because the mind actually doesn’t like to have too many options. It causes more stress and anxiety to have to figure out which option you would regret the least. If your choices were less it would make it simpler, which is why I believe that we must simplify our lives as much as possible. Less is more; you don’t need hundreds of materialistic items to bring you happiness. You can actually practice your own happiness. It comes from within, so simplify your life, find your calm and conquer each day. Here are a few things I do that bring me happiness and they are all quite simple:

1) Drink Tea
2) Yoga
3) Going For Walks
4) Read
5) Meditate
6) Bubble Baths
7) Massages

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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