Daniella Whyte

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3 Fresh Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 145)

3 Fresh Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.”
— Jonathan Sacks

Sometimes we just need to take a break, step away from everything we’re working on at the moment and remind ourselves that everything is going to work out the way it was meant to work out. It isn’t your responsibility to fix everything that is broken or do everything that is undone. You only have enough energy to do what is before you to do. Nothing more. Nothing less. When you’ve done that, be happy and content that you are doing just fine.  Read more…

Let It Be . . . Simple (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/05/16)

Let It Be . . . Simple (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/05/16) (Right-click to download)

Let It Be . . . Simple (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/05/16)
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Your life can be really simple if you let it be.


Create a Daily Regimen (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 59)

Create a Daily Regimen

“For me, cracking the code on flossing was to put the floss right by the toothbrush, and to commit to myself that I would floss one tooth — only one tooth — every time after I brushed.”
— B.J. Fogg

The people who are the most productive, and in turn, the most successful, are those who have developed good habits and created a daily regimen to live by. This is a crucial point to recognize especially for young indomitables like I once was. Having good habits and developing a daily regimen can help you become stable and consistent each day of the week. No matter how you feel or what you have to do, a daily regimen will regulate you to do what is regular, but necessary. Read more…

3 Final Ways We Complicate Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 37)

3 Final Ways We Complicate Life

“I’ll live as well, as deeply, as madly as I can–until I die.”
— Anne Lamott

Perhaps the thing we need the most isn’t more things to do but a thorough cleaning of our mental, emotional, and physical to-do lists. When you’re doing so much in a day that you can’t remember anything you did and you don’t feel any better or fulfilled having done it, then you are simply too busy and your life is too full and complicated. We were created to be human beings, not humans doing things. Never be too busy to enjoy life and really, truly live. If you had a final grade at the end of your life, what would it be? Would it be based on all the things you did and how important and busy you were? Or would it be based on how much you really lived and lived well. Read more…

3 Extra Ways We Complicate Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 34)

3 Extra Ways We Complicate Life

“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
— Henry David Thoreau

Most of us are very busy nearly every day, all day. We’re so busy that the things that really matter at the end of the day (like attending your kids’ football game or ballet session) we disguise as work too. It’s sad and ought to change. Being busy is like a symbol of status and importance. And it really shouldn’t be. When we don’t have time to live life — travel, see the world, help a friend, volunteer — we really are too busy and should evaluate our priorities and goals. Simplifying our lives allows us to beat back the stress and take back the things and people that are important to us.

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3 More Ways We Complicate Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 32)

3 More Ways We Complicate Life

“Full minds create chaos.”
— David W. Jones

Have you ever asked someone how they’re doing? Have you ever asked a friend how their work day went? Has anyone ever asked you these questions? What did they say? What did you say? I bet you I can guess the answer, and it’s a pretty universal one — “Busy”. It’s almost an automatic response.

We forget that being busy is not always good. It just looks good — sometimes. The busyness we think we should be proud of could be the very thing that is killing us, and it often is. So much busyness is hindering us from really living our lives. Nobody feels we were put on earth to be busy, but yet, here we are. Busy as ever and not doing the things that matter. Busyness complicates an otherwise simple life.

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3 Ways We Complicate Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 31)

3 Ways We Complicate Life

“There’s no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.”
— E.B. White

These days, many people live stressful, complicated, hurried lives. Going and going and going and sometimes getting nowhere. I know. I’ve been there too. So much to do with seemingly little time to do it in. Trying to be in control and rushing from people to places to projects with good intentions to get it all in.

If you’re one of these many people, even if it’s just every now and then, there are a few ways we actually make life hard on ourselves. The reverse of these are also true. Undoing our stress can be the path to starting to really do life right.

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Knowing Your Purpose Makes Your Life Simple


William James said, “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”

People often waste valuable time either doing nothing at all or trying to do everything. To avoid this malady, it is important to know exactly what you are supposed to do in life. This begins by finding your purpose and setting goals to reach your destiny. Identifying your purpose simplifies your life. Your purpose determines what you do, what you focus on, and who you allow into your life. Your purpose also determines what you don’t do, what you do not focus on, and who you don’t allow into your life. Read more…

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