Living Responsibly: Committing To Happiness

By November 29, 2018

Imagine this –

You have the life that you’ve always dreamed of. The dream job, in the dream city, with the dream family and the dream car, with the dream backyard and the dream friends. Everything is exactly how you planned it out to be.

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But something’s missing.

You’re uninspired, unhappy and miserable.

As a result, you may –

… cry a lot, about everything, for no reason.

… feel tight, constricted and empty.

… feel guilty for having these feelings and try to bury them by distracting yourself with things.


If it doesn’t light you up, create thunderbolts of brilliance, happiness and love, it’s time to move on. @be_healthful


So, this one time, not so long ago…

Kevin and I dreamed of doing something drastic with our lives. We wanted adventure.

I left my job, ramped up my online business, we sold our things, rented out our home and moved across the country to Montreal. It was exhilarating.

We moved, we explored, we conquered. All smiles, lollipops and rainbows. Until the dust settled and we realized we just weren’t happy.

Instead of pushing off our feelings for another couple of months, we decided to embrace it and roll with the punches.

Rolling with the punches = easy.

Rolling against = major right hook in the jaw.

How To Commit To Happiness

  1. Accept that you’re not quitting your dreams, you’re evolving them.
  2. Decide to do what feels good, not what is socially acceptable, or “right”.
  3. Check your ego (and its expectations) at the door. Open yourself up to limitless potential.
  4. Declare how you want to feel. Using the practices from Danielle LaPorte’s (much loved!) Desire Map. Desire Map will help to catapult yourself into the realm of possibilities and understand how you want to feel in this next chapter of your life.
  5. Pray for a miracle.

Our miracle came the very next day.

No joke.

Kevin was offered a new job that would allow us to work from where ever we wanted. We chose to move home for the time being and are now less than 2 weeks away from making the move… across the country… again.

But who’s counting?


It is my responsibility to discover what makes me happy… and then go out and get truckloads of it. @be_healthful


Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map has changed my life in more ways than one. And (!!!) because I love you all so much and am so darn appreciative of each of you, I’m going to buy a copy for one lucky reader.

Entry is easy…

All you have to do is leave a comment by answering the following question(s) – what lights you up, creates thunderbolts of brilliance, happiness and love in your life? Are you livin’ it up right now? If you aren’t, what steps could you take to get that awesome sauce all up in your reality?

Ooop. Now you’ve declared it. Better act on it ;)

I’ll randomly select a winner + announce it on the blog next Sunday.

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