When one door of happiness closes, another opens,

but often we look so long at the closed door

that we do not see the one

which has been opened for us.

 ~Helen Keller


Hey there, wonderful readers, are you living your best life? I ask this question often to the patients who come to see me as they work through some of life’s challenges.

I dive deep into a question that often floats around our minds – “Are You Living Your Best Life?” It’s a question that carries weight and significance, urging us to reflect on our choices, actions, and mindset.

Join me on this journey as we explore the psychological and spiritual reasons behind the importance of living our best lives, sprinkled with some heartwarming anecdotes that truly hit home.

Psychological Reason 1: Boosting Mental Health

Did you know that living your best life can have a profound impact on your mental well-being? Embracing positivity, setting goals, and practicing self-care can create a ripple effect of joy and contentment.

I remember a time when I took up meditation. Initially skeptical, it amazed me by how a few minutes of mindfulness each day transformed my perspective. The simple act of being present eased my stress and improved my overall outlook on life. It’s incredible how small shifts can lead to big transformations.

Psychological Reason 2: Cultivating Resilience

Living your best life doesn’t mean you’re immune to challenges, but it equips you with the tools to face them head-on. When I lost my job unexpectedly, it devastated me. I was attending Nova Law School while working as a paralegal. Neither felt like a good fit, but I pushed on until the law firm downsized and cut my position.

And law school wasn’t my dream, but my father’s dream to have an attorney in the family. I was admittedly upset; however, my commitment to living authentically allowed me to pivot, explore new opportunities, and ultimately find a career that aligned with my passions.

And today I run a full practice as a psychotherapist helping people find their best life. Embracing change with a positive mindset fosters resilience, turning obstacles into stepping stones.

Psychological Reason 3: Nurturing Relationships

Our connections with others play a pivotal role in our well-being. Living our best lives encourages us to foster healthy relationships and cultivate a supportive community.

I recall a time when I made a conscious effort to deepen my friendships by spending quality time together.

Many of my friends are authors living their best lives. The laughter, shared experiences, and emotional support enriched my life in ways I couldn’t have imagined. Meaningful relationships are an essential ingredient in our journey towards fulfillment.

Psychological Reason 4: Fueling Personal Growth

We are ever-evolving beings, and living our best lives propels us on a path of continuous growth. When I embraced my dream of writing a book on how to release the obsession with food in order to heal from the inside out, I witnessed remarkable personal development.

Not only was I helping myself in my personal recovery from food addiction and an eating disorder, I was helping others. That first book grew into five more books on releasing the obsession from diet chatter, cheat days, aging, money, and our darn cell phones. And now I’m on to the seventh book on how to release the obsession with guilt.

Stepping out of my comfort zone not only expanded my skill set, but also ignited a sense of achievement and empowerment. There are learning opportunities, whether through courses, books, hobbies, or something of importance that can fuel your personal growth, too.

Spiritual Reason: Aligning with Purpose

Beyond the psychological benefits, living our best lives allows us to align with our spiritual purpose. For me, this realization dawned during a solitary hike in nature. As I marveled at the surrounding beauty, a deep sense of interconnectedness washed over me. Embracing gratitude, practicing mindfulness, and engaging in acts of kindness have all strengthened my spiritual connection, reminding me I am part of something greater.

Take the time to explore living your best life. It’s an endeavor worth pursuing. The psychological reasons of boosting mental health, cultivating resilience, nurturing relationships, and fueling personal growth, coupled with the spiritual reason of aligning with purpose, paint an interesting picture of a life filled with joy, meaning, and fulfillment.

So, are you living your best life? I encourage you to reflect on these reasons and anecdotes, and consider the small steps you can take to embrace positivity, face challenges, nurture connections, and pursue growth.

Remember, every moment is an opportunity to shape the narrative of your life. Let’s embark on this journey together and let our lives shine with authenticity and purpose!

Please share your thoughts—you are in good company. Simply scroll to the comments box below. I’d love to hear from you, what you have to say is important.

Thank you for being a part of the reading blog forum and spending time with me and my thoughts throughout these pages. I hope my words lit your excitement to become your best self for you. I look forward to sharing my newest book with you on how to release your obsession with your Phone. God bless you… and your journey through this life and all that awaits beyond…

To learn more about recovery from food addiction, eating disorders, weight issues, dieting, aging,  money, and your phone, please check out my Release Your Obsession Series.

Stay tuned… you never know where my mind will wander…

Hugs to you, I care!
Dr. Lisa

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