Renew Your Joy in Life!
Why is it that we can’t find lasting happiness? Here are 5 ways to make 2020 YOUR new year!
In the olden days when young people were asked what their goals were for life, they said a good job and a family.
Today our youth say that they want fame and fortune.
What does that say about our possibility for lasting happiness?
A heck of a lot.
Even if being famous were a guarantee to life long happiness, the odds of becoming a star are too depressing to even think about. And if you happen to make the A List, stats tell us only a very few manage longevity and many end up broke as a joke.
“Oh I know, a bit of realism is a real drag to your ego.”
Get over it!
Research also tells us that the most miserable folks in America come from the richest and poorest demographics.
To put it bluntly, we are so far off from what brings true joy and lasting peace that I shudder to think what catastrophic event it will take to shake up our brains enough to realize what we are here to do.
To top it off, when we do seek help, Pop psych does nothing to help glossing it over with conversation like, ‘how does it feel‘ to make decisions whether to attend Grandma’s funeral or not. Seriously! How does it feel? Get your ass there in a suit and do what is right. It’s called Respect!
Life’s not supposed to always FEEL Good.
It’s time for boys and girls to wake and get real.
Five rules to a good life that Grandma and Grandpa knew that YOU Don’t!
- Living is NOT easy and it’s not meant to me. Hardships build character. Do the right thing. Have integrity. Be honest.
- Prepare for your future like you are going to be here a while but act as though this was your last day on earth.
- Find a relationship with source or God and serve someone other then yourself.
- Leave the past behind, it’s self-defeating to carry it with you.
- Family is everything, even the ones who are pains in the butt.
Life isn’t just about the party. Though we seem to get reprieves with good times to keep us going through the downtimes. It’s the balance that allows us to enjoy and grow through it all.
Life is about love and relationships and honoring the world and everyone in it. My personal motto: Harm no one. I don’t always manage it well. But I try.
Why can’t we lasting find happiness?
We are selfish, lazy, and spoiled. I.AM.TOO!
(Ouch..that hurt to even type….
About The Author
April Kirkwood, LPC is a vetted therapist, published author, and TedX speaker providing innovative methods untiling Eastern and Western practices with researched based counseling theories. Her one of a kind content is creating a movement that wakes up others from their drab sleep state to a new awareness and vitality for seeing their story with joy and gratitude. She is an advocate for others who have been affected by early childhood exposing its effect on adult romance. Her philosophy and treatment is a refreshing blend identifying the mind, soul, and body connection through practices of awareness, awakening and play therapy. Her podcast, The April Kirkwood Show ‘Soulfully Yours’, is on Stitcher, Itunes, and SoundCloud, and Buzzsprout debuts July 2019. The inspirational handbook, The Guide to Living in the Now can be purchased at www.AYRIAL.com. Her memoir, Working My Way Back To Me, is an inspirational tale that sheds light on universal struggles involving love, sexuality, addiction, and mental health. April’s reckoning with an emotionally destructive relationship that harkens to her early childhood, and the women pushing and pulling behind her gives insight to others about their lives. It is a story in which April refuses to see herself as a victim but instead tries to summon the courage and resilience to reinvent herself. She works with TedX and her topic, The Brutal Reality of Believing Your Own Fake News shares how to break free from the lies we tell ourselves that create lives of that are unfulfilling.