We live in a changing world. It’s more complex and certainly more stressful than ever before. We’re so ‘connected’ yet the disconnection from each other and our self is heartbreaking.

We stay busy and keep our kids busy. We have tons of obligations and activities but with so much to do, how much of it really matters? When I’m stressed about getting everything done or sticking to a schedule, I have to pull back and think of what’s important to me. I want to be happy and I want my kids to see happiness. It’s so hard to accomplish THAT if I have a bunch of other things to do. If I take one moment to question, how important is it, really? Almost always, it’s not. Of course there will be things I feel obligated to do and as stressed as might feel and would love to apply the happiness ‘rule of thumb’ – I also want to be there when I say I’m going to be. I want to follow through on something I’ve promised my kids.

How do we keep the balance?

For me, this means not committing to things I really don’t want to do. It starts at our moments of choices. What are we choosing to do? How often do we say we’ll do something in response to our friends, kids or spouse – when we know we really don’t want to do it. Unless it has to do with feeding or clothing our babies, chances are we don’t have to do it. It takes a while to get used to and everyone may have some trouble getting adjusted but it’s so worth it!

Take care of yourself first. Put the oxygen mask on yourself first. Prioritize your self care first – and you’ll see amazing results in your world.

So how do we change the world?

I started describing this at the beginning of this article. This world is not in the best place. How do we change it? How can we fix what’s broken? How can we all just get along? We’ll get there, but currently, we’re not at a high point in spiritual evolution. This may be the darkness before dawn. Or as the brilliant Valarie Kaur put it, this is the womb, not the tomb. My hope is that we’re birthing our world to a far greater vision of what we all hope in our hearts can be. And yes, we all have different visions, but deep down beyond all the disconnect and discord and jabbering – there’s a beautiful, hopeful vision we all carry.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

I’ve shared Gandhi’s words at least a hundred times in my life. It resonates so deeply with me. It gives me power when I feel I have none. It calms me when I feel overwhelmed by what I see in the world around me. It’s something I can DO. And it will matter. IT MATTERS.

So what does all this mean and why are we here? I’m here to help you find your own personal vision. My belief is that the more of us that are truly living the beauty we can connect with in our hearts, the closer the world will be to the complete healing and vision we all have for it. The more we individually imagine a wonderful life and a dream come true – the more the world will respond. The earth will move. We will bring our entire vibration up a few notches.

Who says we have that kind of power?

Let’s look at some major shifts that have happened in the history of the United States alone. Not going back further or venturing farther, we need only look at this great country to see perfect examples of the potential of change I am talking about.