Going Through a Mid-Life Awakening with Jennifer Nichols
Jennifer Nichols joined us for the 7 Days of Decluttering challenge back in March and continues to inspire us on a daily basis. We wanted to take some time to get to know her a bit better and share some of her wisdom, depth, and beauty with all of you. You can connect with her […]
I recently spent some time with the co-founder of Intention Inspired, Matt Prindle, who is actively co-creating the future with all of us. We dove into who he is, how Intention Inspired was formed, and what he’s looking forward to in the future. Watch the interview video below: The Origins of Intention Inspired “I remember […]
In addition to being our host for 7 days of Balance and 30 days of Mindfulness, Gia is also a Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer, Musician, and Sound Healer. She shares herself, her passions and how she brings light into the world with us. “I bring all of my healing gifts together to help my clients shift and transform […]
By: Maria Vandenburg Our discussion with Marva opened up with how concepts like spirituality, self-development, and self-discovery are often hard to put into words. Marva reflected that some of our terms are overused and have now taken on an altered definition. “Spirituality” can have many different meanings depending on our own personal understanding of it. […]
Keisha joined Intention Inspired when we launched our first course, 30 Days of Bravery, and has been an inspiring and supportive member, since. We sat down with Keisha Khanyahl to hear what life was like for her before Intention Inspired. We were curious to know what she discovered about herself by going through 30 days […]
For Children's Sake, Hiking Across the Country with a Two-Year-Old
Two-year-old Raden Rusyn is setting out to thru-hike the entire 2650-mile long Pacific Crest Trail! Granted, he’ll be traveling the majority of the trail in his mother’s backpack. Mary Shelton and Matt Prindle trust their journey will shine a light on the importance of connecting with nature, especially for the little ones! Matt is co-founder […]
LIVE CALL: Launch of Intention Inspired's New Community Platform!
Intention Inspired has evolved (in a big way!) Join the founders and hosts during this live call so we can walk you through this exciting new platform and how to make the most out of your Intention Inspired membership. 👁 Watch the replay 👇 This new community-focused platform was created so we have a safe […]
In May 2017, I found myself randomly stumbling across a clip of some guy standing in a forest with a man bun telling me about “how brave I already am,” how he “guarantees it.” I had no idea that that particular clip and my subsequent sign up for 30 days of Brave with the intention […]
2019 is just around the corner, and we are all starting to think about New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, these are the most commonly broken promises we make to ourselves. Let approach it differently this year.
There are no logical parameters we can point to that explain this phenomena. Yet, maybe that is where we get ourselves into trouble…trying to use the intellect to define an experience that goes beyond the intellect.
The Power of Inspired Action: How A Mother Defied Convention & Saved Her Daughter from Addiction
“You need to draw a line in the sand. You can't enable her anymore. If she leaves this facility, you and your husband have to agree not to let your daughter in the house. This is one of the rules of our program.” This advice was given to Debra, the mother of nineteen-year-old Emily.* Emily […]
Self-Care Essentials for People with Bipolar Disorder
“Which of my feelings are real? Which of the me's is me? The wild, impulsive, chaotic, energetic, and crazy one? Or the shy, withdrawn, desperate, suicidal, doomed, and tired one? Probably a bit of both, hopefully, much that is neither.”
Let’s face it. We know mornings are important. We know they set the precedence for how the day will go. We also know there’s a lot of stuff out there about what you should be doing in your mornings, things that will help us become more successful, more productive, more satisfied.
In today’s society, the “norm” seems to be to strive for fame, success, recognition. In such circumstances being honorably humble is an extremely rare and respectable virtue to be having. It’s almost like being a unicorn.
Why Forgiveness Is King, and How To Do It in 4 Simple Steps
Forgiveness: Sometimes, we’re pissed and want revenge. Other times, we size the other person up, weighing whether or not they deserve forgiveness. Sometimes we do it just to be nice. Forgiveness is much simpler than all of that. We do it solely, exclusive, for our own benefit. Let me explain.
With dramatic shifts in mood, activity levels, and energy so severe they affect individual’s ability to carry out their daily tasks, people with bipolar disorder need all of our help. However, with the right help and support, life with bipolar disorder can be manageable, happy and fulfilled.
BOOM Goes the Gun: Look at Them Breaking the Rules
We have so many rules in life that are all okay to abide by, to claim as our reason for doing, or not doing, something that could be more inspiring. Confidence is about letting ourselves be sensitive to each moment and to break the rules at times in favor of a higher good.
Money needs us to step up to the plate. It wants us to wake up to the ways in which we’ve been abusing it, and instead, to choose a relationship where we’re fully aware of the various agendas we’ve been unconsciously moving forward.
Sleep helps you progress in a healthy lifestyle. It gives your body the support you need to recover and regenerate each night. A lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, overuse injuries, a decrease in muscle mass, and a reduction in testosterone.
Finding Inspired Happiness from the Pit of Despair
In her words, this is the story of an Intention Inspired member’s journey from the pits of depression to following her stunt-woman dreams, kicking depression meds and being a mom her daughter can be proud of.
How Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Might Be Affecting Your Life
PTSD can touch anyone, whether in their own life, or the people around them. Having a better knowledge of how to recognize the condition, an understanding of what’s happening, and how to seek help is crucial for our society.
An event that sparks mistrust shocks us. It is the stark contrast between what we thought was going on and the actual reality of what is going on. This can be painful, overwhelming, and disorienting. Here's what to do next…
How to Train Your Ability to Stay Focused on Reaching Your Fullest Potential
Staying focused on our work and self-development can be a very demanding deed. And our fullest potential a standard extremely hard to achieve. There are distractions and obstacles we have to face, and sometimes we don’t even know where to begin…
3 Meditation Practices for Interrupting Anxious Thoughts
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace within ourselves.” – Dalai Lama Our modern lives are peppered with anxiety. Traffic. Emails. Relationships. Parenting. Finances. Social gatherings. Just because we accept anxiety, doesn't mean…
Guide for Ongoing Self-Development and Progress in Life
Whether we accept that new imperative of fulfilling all our human potential or not, it is hard to escape noticing that western society has, in a way, shifted its’ value system towards the highest of human needs- self-actualisation
You were born into this world with yourself and you’ll leave this world with yourself. In between, you have your thoughts, your desires, your actions, your memories… your life… it’s YOUR life. What's guiding you towards what you want?
Feeling capable requires bringing mindful intentions into inspired action. By connecting the mind with the body in this meditation video, you'll bring your dreams into reality and feel capable of anything.
Believing you can do something is sometimes just as important if not more important than actually trying to do it! But what if it seems impossible? Here's how you break it down and begin to establish your growth mindset!
Feeling that you are “not good enough” is a crippling self-doubt that can affect many areas of your life. With this simple meditation tool, you'll learn how to let go of judgmental thoughts and feel full of love within.
People often confuse compassion with empathy or altruism. Even though compassion often includes both emphatic reactions and altruistic acts, it is a separate phenomenon and we should be honored as such.
We’ve all heard of J. K. Rowling and her famous Harry Potter books. Her life is often used as an example of determination and persistence to intentionally inspire many people who are struggling on their life journey.
How to Trust Your Intuition and Lead with Instinct
Your instinct and inherent intuition is there for you, steadfast and dedicated to your well-being. You can trust it. You can work to create a relationship where it speaks to you, frequently and honestly.
2 Healthy Ways To Elevate Your Relationship With Your Ex
To elevate your relationship with your ex, I don't necessarily mean you have to be in contact with him or her again. I am talking about the possibility to experience a new level of consciousness when it comes to your ex.
Getting grounded in your body is a great way to feel prepared for any situation. In this guided meditation video, you'll learn how to get grounded, clear, and present in your body so that you're ready for anything life throws your way.
You are worth so much more than you know and you are not alone! Here are '13 reasons why' YOU are enough, just the way you are. Let's start spreading a message of hope and love, instead of fear, despair and hopelessness.
Living in the present moment is the key to enjoying a fulfilling life. In this meditation video, you'll learn a simple tool to help you harness the power of the present moment and make the most of every day.
Inspired divorce is a frame from which divorce is not the end of something, rather an evolution of the relationship between two people. It is a rejuvenation of sorts, a fresh experience with the potential for deep learning to take place that can then springboard one or both of the partners into an invigorated and enlivened future.
Confidence comes with time, practice, and repetition, but it certainly isn’t there for the start always. Or the second, or third, or forth. Which is to say: you don’t need to be confident to start pursuing your dreams.
To be so fully engaged in what we’re doing that time distorts, to the point that we aren’t aware of our bodies, and we’re able to achieve far more than we ever would have thought possible. We feel our best and we perform our best. This is called flow.
Creating a Positivity Bias to End Negative Thoughts
Let’s take a look at how our negativity bias brings more harm than good, and how we can reframe our perspectives into a positivity bias and our relationships so we don’t have to feel bad about feeling good.
Things to Embrace (and Let Go) If You Want to Be Brave
There are other kinds of bravery. Subtler kinds that are just as fierce; bravery that shows itself in the most unlikely places, at the most unlikely times. This is the bravery of living into the fullest expression of your own life.
One of the greatest benefits we receive from practicing meditation is self-awareness. This impacts us on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. Find out how to cultivate self-awareness in this meditation video.
How to Make (and Keep) a Lifetime Commitment to Yourself
Lifetime commitments are possible and they often require a lot of work. Choose wisely what you commit to, devote yourself, resist temptations, and in time you will experience the benefits of your noble actions.
Perhaps you do feel unhappy in your current place in life. How do you get past this and achieve your targets? How do you become successful and happy like others that you see around you? Simple – never quit.
What does it take to commit? There are many tips, tricks and even commitment devices which should help you to create a lasting commitment, but there are only three preconditions that will assure you succeed in it.
This is what busyness really feels like. This is the myth we’ve all been living. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. It will take some courage, and some serious reflection, but there is a way out of the trap of busy.
4 Powerful Habits That Will Keep You Inspired Every Day
If you ever worked hard and long enough on a specific job or project you probably know that success isn’t about hard execution and pushing yourself to meet goals and deadlines. The value of work is in being inspired, manifesting your ideas, creating reality and getting new insights along the way.
6 Ways to Use Yoga to Boost Your Child's Confidence
There are safe and effective ways yoga can support adolescent mental health. By restoring your child’s self-confidence and allowing them to discover their own abilities and philosophies, they can become competent in the pursuit of their own interests.
How I Quit My Job, Lost 40 lbs, Quit Drinking and Started a Business
All of what is in the title has happened to me in the last 90 days. No joke. The business I started with my brother Matt is called Intention Inspired. You may have heard of it? He keeps telling me I need to share my story. I’ve wanted to, but I haven’t for some reason. Then I realized…
Meditation: Soothing Relief for Anxiety and Stress
Stress and anxiety are tough to deal with, but there are some highly effective, simple tools we can use to cope. In this guided meditation video, I'll show you two really powerful techniques to find relaxation and peace.
Sometimes in life we have to be willing to take big risks if we want big change. Even when it's uncomfortable, even when it's scary, taking a leap of faith into the unknown is the only way to get big rewards. This is my brave story of how I changed my name in order to become my true self (and achieve my dreams!).
When we put the light of intention on something reality starts unfolding itself from it. I'm not sure where or when I heard this. But as soon as I did, the paradigm of how I perceived reality, shifted. A curiosity arose that begged the question, what does ‘intention‘ actually mean?
Some fear is good and protects us, and other fear is bad and holds us back. By listening to our intuition, we can discern the good fear from the bad fear and use that to be brave and courageous in life. Here are 3 tips to following your intuition and being brave.
There are plenty of different ways to consume turmeric but one of the most popular methods is making turmeric tea. It’s relatively easy to prepare and a great way to get a good dose of turmeric. Here are some benefits of drinking turmeric tea daily.
10 Benefits of Cold Showers for Health and Longevity
Using water-based methods like showers or baths to gain benefits in health, sports, exercise performance or even in medicine is a long standing tradition in both the eastern and western world. These methods are known as hydrotherapy and have been in existence since the ancient Greek times.
In 2011, my older brother and only sibling, Scott, committed suicide. Everything changed in an instant, stripping me of the one person who’d made me feel safe and at home, even when I didn’t feel those things…
Meditation: Use Visualization to Manifest Your Reality
We all have the power to create our reality through visualization – we just need to learn the tools. In this guided meditation video, you'll discover the exact technique to help you visualize and empower the intention “I am Brave.”
Nurturing a Simple Intention into Powerful Actions
Everything that has ever been manifested in the world began in the mind. Every adventure, every invention, every relationship starts and unfolds with a pure intention. Without honing into the clarity and excitement of…
After taking some time well spent listening to his deepest self, co-founder Ebin is leaving his 10-year corporate career behind and risking the livelihood of his family to pursue a more fulfilled intention-inspired life!