By Ellen Jayne When was the last time you did something by yourself? Truly by yourself, and for yourself?
By Ellen Jayne | Whether you believe in luck, fate, or other mysterious ways in which this world works, we've all experienced it. Something too coincidental to be accidental.
By Ellen Jayne | Traveling and living like a nomad brings me so much life. I feel energized, inspired, alive. I am entirely engaged in the present moment. Although I'm an ardent advocate for finding simple pleasures in our every day lives, it's important to recognize when your current routine isn't working. Do I need to feel the component of risk in my life to be happy?
By Ellen Jayne | The dawn of a new decade, a fresh era, daunting dreams and prodigious plans—2020 forecasted a favorable year. Jump to July and 2020 has been a whirlwind of woeful world events. Did anyone else feel like they were concurrently downward spiraling with the world's events? I had, too, until I realized I couldn't live like that anymore.
By Ellen Jayne | I'm sure you've heard the phrases "live in the moment," or "just live in the now." Easier said than done. The irony remains, the more you think about living in the moment, the less you can actually live in the moment.
By Ellen Jayne | We all believe we have control over our life, enough to make daily decisions to influence it for the better. But when we reach the extent of that control, have we learned to let go?
By Ellen Jayne | There is an oxymoron within us all that assumes position as we determine our goals. This is when the battle between self-belief and self-doubt comes alive.
By Ellen Jayne | I don't think anyone of us could've ever guessed these events would escalate so quickly, but they did. It's easy to feel disheartened by all of this, but we all have a choice:
By Ellen Jayne | We've all been there: faced with a decision to make while feeling completely helpless, succumbed to the sheer solidity of not being able to forecast the future. The unwavering cycle of 'to do, or not to do.' We subconsciously permit the moment to overwhelm us and in the end paralyze us. What if I told you that you're actually paralyzing yourself?
By Ellen Jayne | You were having a great week, but something along the way changed. Your entire mood shifted which affected your attitude the rest of the day, and you're not sure why. Chances are, you're mentally drained, and you're doing it to yourself.
By Ellen Jayne | Traditionally a taboo topic, fear is rarely discussed; however, this new exercise called fear setting can actually help you measure your fears and develop your dreams through them, not around them.
By Ellen Jayne | We can't control countless components of life, but we'd be childish to let the chunks we can change cascade through the cracks. So, where do we start? At the beginning.
By Ellen Jayne | Welcome to your life: Whether it's a good day or bad day, it doesn't really matter. They've all started to fade together and you've realized the years have slipped through your fingertips.
By Ellen Jayne | The sunset shimmered its last pinkish-orange breath of the hazy evening as my mom announced, “This is the place,” as we descended into the valley of twinkling lights. Snow was still glimmering on the mountainside as the day began to wind down. I was as excited as I was anxious about what lied ahead.