Daniella Whyte

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Nothing Exciting Happens on Most Days: A Message on Happiness and Meaning (Soul. Musings. 03/26/17)

People have long debated the question of what is happiness? We often use the term “happiness” as a catch-all to describe a range of emotions from excitement to contentment and every positive feeling in between.

Over the last several years, scientists and researchers have done solid work to help us understand what happiness is and how we can cultivate it in our lives. As it turns out, happiness has nothing to do with how much money you have in your bank account or how many clothes you have in your closet. Read more…

WORK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/21/17)

WORK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/21/17)
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We all have to work. Nothing happens without it. But work is extremely more enjoyable and meaningful when it is directed toward a goal. Work for the sake of work is usually unfulfilling. It is only a means to pass time and make money. Work that results in achievement demands that we put that much more effort into it. When we’re excited about where we’re going, we are more likely to do whatever it takes to get there.


REASONS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/19/17)

REASONS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/19/17)
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We’ve been told that all things happen for a reason but sometimes that is hard to believe especially when you have no clue as to what the reason is and Why? Why? Why? is the question reverberating in our heads. But I’m here to tell you that nothing you experience in life is insignificant. You may not see its meaning in the moment because clarity is hard to come by in the midst of chaos. When things get chaotic, we tend to get caught up in it or start running; it’s the human physiological “fight-or-flight” reaction. But trust me, everything happens for a reason. And when the dust settles and the fog clears, that reason may become more evident. When we focus on the reason more than the experience, we develop character that produces necessary change.


To Hit a Target, You Have To Have a Target to Hit (Vita. Consilio. 01.08.17)


Imagine that you were given a bow and arrow but not given a target. Where would you aim the arrow? Probably nowhere in particular, just anywhere in the random open space.

And let’s say you did shoot in any direction at random. Why did you shoot in that direction instead of another direction? What was the purpose of aiming left instead of right? Another question could be what is the outcome of aiming there instead of here? Read more…

Emptiness Engagement (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/12/16)

Emptiness Engagement (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/12/16) (Right-click to download)

Emptiness Engagement (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/12/16)
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The emptiness we sometimes feel on the inside forces us to engage with it, work with it, and even battle it until we reach meaning, fulfillment, and connection.


3 Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 278)


“This could be the day you stop doing that self-destructive thing you do.”
— Unknown

The start of each new year is often a time of making resolutions, changing old ways of thinking and patterns of negative behavior, and being intent on doing better in the coming days. Too many people though wait until the start of something new to actually change some habit in their lives that has been holding them back all along. Read more…

It Is All Very Much Up To Us (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 250)

It Is All Very Much Up To Us

“There is no life as complete as the life that is lived by choice.”
— Shad Helmstetter

Viktor Frankl, one of my personal heroes, is known as an Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist. But perhaps he is better known as a survivor of the Holocaust. To describe the time he spent in three concentration camps as brutal would most likely be an understatement. Any average person would have felt hopeless and wanted to give up on the will to live in such a situation. Just one day, not even a week or a month, would have been enough to throw the course of life off its tracks. Read more…

Work vs. Purpose (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/05/16)

Work vs. Purpose (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/05/16) (Right-click to download)

Work vs. Purpose (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/05/16)
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Pursuing purpose is not the same thing as pursuing work. Everyone must work but not everyone finds their work meaningful and fulfilling.


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