Finding balance is BS!

October 24, 2016 | Posted in General | By

I was walking down my driveway today and made a point to look for the balance in nature. It wasn’t really there. I saw lopsided trees, oddly shaped rocks, and even the grass is growing patchy in some areas and well in others.

Where the hell is all the “balance?”

Then I thought about my lemon tree. Yes, I am growing a beautiful lemon tree in the house. In order for the tree to grow better, I had to prune it. I cut all the big lush branches off all the way up to the top 1/4 of the tree.

This is so the tree could put more attention to growing a big strong trunk to support all the lemons. It doesn’t look balanced at all, and it’s growing amazingly well!

Lately it seems like everyone is looking for that “work / home life” balance but I’ve discovered something…

Balance is BS!

In today’s video, I am going to share what you can do instead of trying to find balance and it will make your life feel so much better!

Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear what you think! Balance… BS or not? Leave a comment below!

Love and Inspiration,

Heather


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

Mindfulness Conference- Auburn, NY

October 17, 2016 | Posted in Education, Fun Stuff, General, Happiness, Inspiration, Learning, Live Events | By

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Friday, October 21

  • 7:00pm – Film: Happy w/panel discussion led by Heather Paris

Saturday, October 22

  • 7:45-9:00am – Registration
  • 8:00-8:30am – Meditation w/Karen Maezen Miller
  • 9:00-10:15am – Keynote Speaker Karen Maezen Miller
  • 10:30-11:45am – Mindful Eating w/Barbara Mendez
  • 12:00-1:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00pm – Workshop w/Karen Maezen Miller
  • 3:00pm – Mindfulness Yoga w/Dena Beratta OR Film: Happy w/panel discussion led by Heather Paris
  • 7:00pm – Kirtan w/Liv Avtar Kaur (RYT) OR Film: Happy w/panel discussion led by Heather Paris

Sunday, October 23

  • 10:00am – Meditation

Please call the Auburn Public Theater at 315-253-6669 to register!


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

Are you a “Love Warrior?”

October 11, 2016 | Posted in Anxiety, Challenges, Communication, Education, Family, General, Happiness, Honesty, Inspiration, Love, Personal Development, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress | By

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Wow wow wow!!!

I recommend books all the time, but THIS book… seriously, I almost unfriended someone over it! lol

The other day I told a friend, “If you don’t read Love Warrior, we can no longer be friends!” And although I wasn’t seriously going to unfriend her, I was serious about my passion for this book!

Love Warrior will transform your thinking, and inspire your soul! I hope you will read it, and I really hope you will let me know what you think of it too. Get Love Warrior on Amazon here.

The book you don’t read won’t help! -Jim Rohn

I am not going to tell you anything about the book itself. I want you to discover all the beauty, raw truth, and inspiration for yourself. But do let me know what you think!! 🙂

Have you already read the book? Be sure to share it with someone who could use it!

Love and Inspiration,

Heather


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

#1 Divorce indicator… are YOU doing it?

October 4, 2016 | Posted in Challenges, Communication, General, Personal Development, Relationships | By

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Contempt is the #1 indicator of divorce according to the research of Dr. John Gottman. But what exactly is contempt?

Contempt is the feeling that a person is worthless and it will destroy any relationship!

You might think that people in great relationships never fight, but the truth is, they just fight in a way that doesn’t destroy one another.

Good arguing means to keep the argument about the disagreement rather than going on a personal attack aimed at your spouse.

Attacking another person will never drive your point home, it will only drive it through their heart and slowly kill your relationship!

Contempt shows up as sarcastic comments, extreme bitterness, rejection of the other person, snarky voice tones and feeling resentful. When contempt is present you can feel the room drop to an ice cold, frigid temperature. It’s almost impossible to tolerate and you feel less than zero if it’s directed at you.

If you notice that you are feeling contempt toward your partner, here are a few things to try instead:

  • Focus on gratitude- some people are way happier with way less
  • Be appreciative and thankful- especially for the little things
  • Be a gold miner- recognize the good rather than pointing out the bad
  • Brag about your spouse to friends- it might change your own attitude
  • Lose the tude- drop the eye rolls, sneering glances, and sarcastic tones
  • Try to be playful- when’s the last time you decided to just have some fun

If you notice that you are on the receiving end of contempt, here are a few defenses:

  • Explain how you are feelings- “I feel afraid right now.”
  • Allow your emotions to show- it’s OK to cry if you feel sad
  • Acknowledge your spouses feelings- “I see that you are angry right now, may we work on this together?”
  • Express appreciation- “I appreciate how passionate you are about this, let’s find a solution.”
  • Take a break- it’s OK to get away from the situation if you feel out of control
  • State change- change your partners state of mind by distracting them, or doing something unexpected and pleasant

These are just a few of the things you could do to try and remedy contempt in a relationship but if you are struggling, please reach out! The longer contempt is allowed to flow, the harder it becomes to save the relationship.

And if you know someone that is struggling, please share this with them! You never know who you are inspiring, you might just save a relationship!

Love,

Heather


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!