self care

6 Ways to Practice Self Care

Self care comes in so many forms and might look at little different for every individual. It all comes down to fueling your soul and spirit with small disciplines that help you align with your true self. It is important to remember that we can’t give from an empty cup. Here are some of the best ways to keep “you” as a top priority in your life.

How to be the Happiest Person You Know

Happiness...it's what makes life worthwhile, am I right?

But sometimes it just seems so far off, like such a struggle.

Believe it or not, it actually makes no logical sense that I have never faced full on depression or completely derailed in life. No really... it's actually something my doctors, therapists, and personal coaches have all told me.

Despite a life of being knocked down, having all odds against me, and trauma after trauma... I've been able to persevere through with a positive outlook, rise above adversity, and truly enjoy life.

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If you’re ready to find personal happiness, start living your life with zest, increase your awareness level, live in alignment with your dreams and build your confidence then you’ve come to the right place!

The path to personal development and fulfillment always involves learning, and there’s no better place to start than right here, right now.

Stop Comparing and Start Living

Have you ever been scrolling through Instagram and then you get the sinking feeling that your life just doesn’t compare. Why aren’t you traveling the world? Why doesn’t your skin glow? Why isn’t your house perfectly clean and decorated? Listen, I have been there.

Five Ways to Prioritize Self Care in 2019

When I say “self care” I’m not just talking about spa days and long, hot soaks in the bathtub. To me, self care is so much more than that. Self care is exercising your mind and listening to your heart. But the truth is that modern day life is busy. It can be  hard to find time for real self care. The kind of self care that guides your life in the direction your heart wants it to go.

How to Beat Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety is something that is on the rise in society. We are so busy and always thinking ahead to what’s next. We are progress driven, and there is a lot of pressure on us to always do more. I hear so many people expressing that they have anxiety, especially younger people, which breaks my heart because they are still trying to figure out what the world is all about. Yet, they are so stressed out and have these uneasy feelings.

Guest Post from Miranda Allen: I Hired a Life Coach

Today on the blog, my client, Miranda Allen, is sharing her story. I was so excited when she reached out about life coaching earlier this year. She had so many of the fundamental building blocks in place, but she needed an outside perspective to help steer her towards her true self and heartfelt desires. The rest of this post is in her words!

What Keeps Us Stuck

Tell me this, have you ever in your life felt completely stuck? Maybe everything seems great and it makes no logical sense that you have this restless feeling inside of you because from the outside looking in, life looks good. People would say you are successful and have a great life but internally something is off.

Are you Addicted to the Struggle?

Are you addicted to struggle? I know that there's, a lot of weight in this question, and you might be thinking that this is a crazy concept, but hear me out, The purpose of this short video is to help you become unavailable to the struggle in your life.

A Perspective Shift to Calm Anxiousness

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It’s ok to be happy exactly where you are” -Nicole O’Neill

You’re probably reading this and thinking one of two thoughts…

  • That can’t be true, there’s so much more I need to do before I can be happy.

Or

  • Duh Nicole...  and if you feel this way I applaud you! You have already embraced what I’m about to share and it’s a powerful perspective to have in life.  I encourage you to share it with others because it’s something most struggle with.

Personally this statement - that it’s ok to be happy exactly where you are - has been a major life revelation for me over this past year, and I’ve come to realize I’m not alone....

Tell me if you can relate to this ….

Your whole life you’ve felt like you’ve had to accomplish something more, be doing the most you possibly can to overcome what you’ve been through...but it’s never enough. Regardless of how much you do, how much you accomplish, how much you overcome you still feel as though it’s not enough.

That you’re not enough.

And as a result you feel guilty about resting, slowing down, or being happy with where you are because deep down you feel like you have to prove yourself in some way.

This is been my way of life for as long as I can remember. As a result I’ve gotten caught up in a constant mindset of what’s next, what else I can do...and I put this crazy pressure on myself to figure it out, to do more. It drains me, and truthfully makes me feel quite anxious and depressed which is no way to live.

But recently I had an epiphany. One day as I was walking my pup in our adorable new town surrounded by nature and thinking about all the good stuff I have to be grateful for, it hit me like a ton of bricks... why the hell am I rushing ahead?!

I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am, been through so much.. why wouldn’t I slow down & just freaking ENJOY it?!

I’m all about learning, growing, becoming your best self, and  making the most of life... but sometimes the best is exactly where you are right now and there’s no need to think about what’s next but rather enjoying where you are and trusting it will be revealed when the time is right.

As soon as I allowed myself to entertain this thought, this approach to life, it was like a wave of relief came over me. It’s so simple, makes so much sense, but I had been refusing to entertain it as truth.

So my message to you is…

  • If you can relate to this constant go go go

  • If you struggle to feel like you are enough or that you are doing enough

Know that there will always be more to do. There will always be ways to grow and evolve. What but is the point of it all if you are not allowing yourself to enjoy it as it comes?

A perspective Shift to Calm Anxiousness in your Life

If we keep rushing ahead, we’ll be sure to miss out on everything we’ve worked so hard for, prayed for, and have around us right now.

So today I encourage you to enjoy exactly where you are right now. Celebrate all you have accomplished in your life.

And the next time you feel that pressure creeping in, those vicious self thoughts of not being or doing enough…. allow yourself to press pause. Tell yourself to shut up, shhh, or be quiet (whatever works for you 😉) and shift your perspective to everything you have in your life right now that makes you smile.

Look at everything you have accomplished, all the good you have around you, and allow yourself to feel happy for where you are in life right now.

Soak in the moment and enjoy your life now before it passes too quickly ❤

And if you could use a tool to help you shape this perspective in your life, download my secrets to happiness guide. It walks you through the best habits for calming your anxiousness and being happy in the now!

Wishing you all the love and happiness,

Xo

Nicole

How to Find Happiness in Life

Happiness...it’s what we’re all after.. What makes life worthwhile, am I right? But why does it feel like such a struggle sometimes. Believe it or not, it actually makes no logical sense that I have never faced full on depression or completely derailed in life. No really... it's actually something my doctors, therapists, and personal coaches have all told me.

"Comparison is the Thief of Joy"... or is it?

Could it be a Source of Joy?

We've all heard it time and time again but what if it could be a source of joy? 

Stick with me here I know this might seem like a radical idea but it's something that has helped me IMMENSELY. 

Comparison can be crippling. But it's also hard to avoid.

My strategy up until recently was to try and avoid it. But then I realized that’s just no way to live. So I decided to figure out a way to look at it differently….

Consider this....what if those icky feelings of comparison were actually your inner potential trying to push you into action?