Marina Daif

Your Self-Relationship: The Foundation of Happiness

We are often taught from a young age the importance of being kind to others, and we know the value of nurturing our relationships. However, learning about the importance of the “self-relationship” is not as common. Oftentimes, self-compassion is mistaken for self-pity and self-love is mistaken for vanity. Self-care is mistaken for selfishness and, consequently, our sense of self-worth often becomes tied to what we can do for others even when it’s at our own expense. Even more alarming is when that somehow becomes okay or normal. How many times do you catch your inner self-critic saying negative things that you wouldn’t ever say to someone else? Why is it okay to mistreat yourself when you know it’s not okay to mistreat others? In the end, we are all equally human.

Your Self-Relationship: The Foundation of Happiness2023-03-08T13:50:42-05:00

How to Mindfully Achieve Your Goals

The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see. There is power in this statement, and it can be empowering to hear and live by. In life, there are a lot of uncertainties and many things outside of our control, but there is comfort in knowing that we have control over our own perception of matters. We might feel hopeless or helpless when facing hardships, or when big unexpected changes that we did not account for occur in our lives. Negative experiences can really take a toll on us. It is normal to be negatively impacted by such experiences, and while negative thoughts and feelings are a normal and unavoidable part of being human, there is a difference between making space for them and becoming consumed by them. In other words, pain and suffering are inevitable, but it is possible to gracefully embrace the inevitable rather than allow it to pull us into an endless spiral of darkness.

How to Mindfully Achieve Your Goals2022-11-09T13:31:04-05:00

The Power of Perception

The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see. There is power in this statement, and it can be empowering to hear and live by. In life, there are a lot of uncertainties and many things outside of our control, but there is comfort in knowing that we have control over our own perception of matters. We might feel hopeless or helpless when facing hardships, or when big unexpected changes that we did not account for occur in our lives. Negative experiences can really take a toll on us. It is normal to be negatively impacted by such experiences, and while negative thoughts and feelings are a normal and unavoidable part of being human, there is a difference between making space for them and becoming consumed by them. In other words, pain and suffering are inevitable, but it is possible to gracefully embrace the inevitable rather than allow it to pull us into an endless spiral of darkness.

The Power of Perception2022-09-08T15:13:24-05:00
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