Inspirational Blogs and Encouraging Podcasts

Ready for a change? Welcome to a moment of personal transformation in your life. Here, with our informative blog and encouraging podcasts, you’ll experience motivating, uplifting, and challenging viewpoints to put more happiness in life – your own life! We curate and present fascinating views of leading thought in the field of happy living; these positive podcasts will help you reconnect with life, get in shape, and truly live better. We bring you this life improvement blog from various vantages and voices, provocative and relevant thought and images that will resonate with you now and far into the future. Let this inspirational blog and positive podcasts put more joy into your daily life rhythm.

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A Fine Moment For Us All

Take a thrilling and mindful tour of the present moment with Micki Fine, originator of the organization Mindful Living, and discover how being present in the moment lets us fully

Tia Norman’s Joy Juggernaut

In hot pursuit of twenty-first century life experience, intentionality in living, and other engaging topics to make a difference in your quality of life, Tia Norman (of The Blinking Line and Joy to the Table

A Mindful Chat with Cyd Crouse, Co-Founder of Meditation Studio

We recently caught up with the dynamic Cyd Crouse, technologist and co-founder of the incredibly useful app Meditation Studio. Listen as we take up meditation practice generally, as well as the development

A Present For Us All

A man on a sunny bench in the park decides to be more present. He gathers his resolve, closes his eyes and begins to focus on his breathing. In comes

Integrity and Promises

Those who have integrity, who do what they say they will do, said the sage, These are the people who can tell the future. What does it mean to keep

Karen and Harvey

Few in their right mind would look to a disaster on the scale of hurricane Harvey as an opportunity for joy. Few, perhaps, but not none. Because the hurricane that


No one is born 80 years old. No, we all come into the world with zero miles and zero hours of experience, with the entire world to explore and seemingly

Reclaiming a Third for a Fifty-percent Improvement

What if you were offered a way to improve your nutrition by fifty percent. Would you take it? You probably would, so get ready: That offer is coming your way

The World Heard ’Round the World

Imagine, said the sage. We stand on a vast plain covered in feathery grass, and as we look to the west, the Earth continues its relentless rotation toward us; so

The Knife Edge of Now

Sitting in front of the keyboard, watching fingers fly, perhaps something worthwhile will emerge and perhaps it will not. Writing is almost always a roll of the dice. How will

The Edge

A thing called “the edge” entered our lexicon long ago. “Living on the edge,” we might hear someone say, or perhaps a thing described as “edgy” or “over the edge.”

Friendship and Love

You can’t go back and make old friends, as the sage said. In a moment of reverie we can find ourselves wayfarers along the highways of the past, darkened now

The Joy-Disaster Spectrum

There is no obvious starting place with disaster. It’s an abstract term, like chaos or mayhem or anguish. Or joy, for that matter. Why mention joy on that list? Because

The Con in Convenience

In the present-day life of a typical U.S. American – let’s call him Albert – among the biggest enemies imaginable is inconvenience. Albert avoids inconvenience at every possible turn. For

WFPB Basics

Here’s a secret we live with every day, and it’s one that needs to be told, loudly. While it’s not news that we often don’t choose the foods eat because

Love is West

The bonds of love belong to the earth, said the sage. Where were you when …? We remember those exact moments when love takes hold of us. And how wondrous

Fear and its Servant

The thing lives inside us all and is waiting, always ready. And often it doesn’t have to wait long; at those times we give it all the food it needs

World of Words

Be careful what you say, said the sage. Your ears can hear you. Some days seem like they’re full of nothing but nouns, don’t they, standing mute like trees. Those

Crossroads and Choices

There are no crossroads, said the sage. Every moment is an infinity of endless possibility. Our minds beg for simplification and insist on labels and assigned meaning. We see the

A Moment, Please

The sage said, In every moment is an eternity. Life exists only in the present. Imagine two men, one younger, one older, walking along different parts of the same street

V for Varoom

Let’s not use the V-words, because they’re tyrants, those words. We all know them, those V-words, skinny and self-righteous. No meat – sniff! – thank you. And no, not fish

Focus and Do

If we stood in front of a mirror and took off the blinders of habit, we might say something like this to ourselves: What am I waiting for? There are

The Joy of Joy

Life can bring great joy. Indeed it does so in every moment, regardless of whether we look up from our daily rush and see it. The Earth rotates and the


The sage was never at a loss for favorite sayings. One of them during those years was the truth is like a lion; set it free and it can defend

Life is Now

Look out the window of any building at the jungle below, and wonder at our enormous complexity and speed, noise and chaotic imposition of order. Marvel at the evidence of