Danielle LaPorte doesn’t ask the usual question, “What are your goals?” but asks us

“How do you want to feel?”

I have found my answers to be a great road map for self-care. Knowing my desires directs my actions throughout the day. I want to feel:

  • Healthy
  • Happy
  • Loving

“Healthy” is absolutely most important to me. I use it as a mantra and that takes away any ambivalence I might have about exercise, or if I should blend up a green smoothie. I just do it, without the struggle, without resistance. The same goes for happy and loving. These simple words are a compass for my daily choices and¬†behavior. My choices become effortless, and how I treat others, a given. What I read, do, speak, all guided by this notion of being true to how I want to feel and be […]