The moment we realize that our lives are constantly speaking to us, guiding us toward the highest good and best outcome for all involved we realize nothing is by mistake. We can then view the challenges, obstacles, trials and what appear as problems that arrive in our lives as teachers meant to expand our capacity for loving. Harvard Researcher and New York Times Bestselling Author, Shawn Achor defines happiness “as the joy you feel moving toward your potential.” He has built a career researching and teaching how to train the brain to be geared towards happiness and optimism.

Through a series of research studies it was found that practices such as journaling about a positive experience for 2 minutes per day for 6 weeks or meditating for 2 minutes per day can change the chemical make- up of your brain. Exercising for 15 minutes per day was found to have the same impact as an anti- depressant.

Emerging fields of medicine seek to acknowledge the spiritual dimension of the human psyche by bringing the soul back into the discussion of health and wellness. This includes aligning the mind, body and soul so that we position ourselves for breakthroughs and higher living.

Addressing the issues of the soul is not a task for the faint at heart but instead requires persistent and steadfast effort. For the soul is a complex and beautiful creation. It is the essential element of life, the immortal timeless part of our being and the core of who we are.

Only when we have the courage to face life in its entirety can we experience breakthroughs of insight, healing, financial increase and personal development. Courage is defined as “the ability to do something that frightens one or strength in the face of pain or grief.” Showing up for life in its entirety includes enduring joys and victories as well as suffering, grief, pain, setbacks and disappointments.

As our minds and spirits become centered for progress and growth we have the potential to manifest breakthroughs and prosperity beyond our imagination. Therefore, I am inspired to believe we haven’t seen our best days yet. I am convinced that the best is yet to come.