You may have noticed a new voice in our latest video JOY. That voice belongs to Karin Volo, international corporate trainer, author, and Huffington Post contributor. No matter what hat she is wearing, though, she centers her work on helping people thrive through engaging joy, and she let us pick her brain about it, finding purpose, and how to avoid living our lives on autopilot. Check out the interview below.
Still, even after numerous cycles of repetition, when our resolution is a fixed part of our lives, each time we want to act on our commitment to our resolution, we must begin. This continues our forward motion, and it’s in this perpetual beginning where growth occurs. Like pedaling a bike, it’s the same stroke each time, and after a while we’ll be far from where we began, stronger and more resilient.
Love is the recognition that we can feel differently despite what we think of ourselves, despite how we feel about ourselves. Yet we often hear that we can‘t love someone else until we love ourselves. These words are meant to refocus our minds and efforts inwards, on trying to be “lovable” instead of chasing love. Self-care is at the center, and that we have to recognize our worth before we can feel love that is based in seeing the worth of someone else.
This type of language is rooted in cause and effect and origins. Despite my good intentions, I lay blame at the feet of the people I cared about; they could do something about it, since something may have been causing it and getting rid of that something would have made their depression go away.