one woman's quest to live the life she's imagined all while daring you to do the same

Happiness Lives in Learning

I feel like there’s a good theme going on this week: Learning.

It’s true, we are our happiest when we continue to learn, continue to explore, continue to discover.

When we go on vacation we get out of our mundane routine. With all of our senses heightened, we can see the world with a sense of awe again.

The fulfillment we seek by “vegging” on the couch in front of Netflix nightly is certainly not the same high we get from novelty.

“It would help if we understood what we were saying when we say, I just want to be happy.” – jason silva

Perhaps we got it wrong when we thought happiness would just show up under our pillow like an unpaid debt from the tooth fairy. Instead, it’s something we must strive for, something we must seek. But not in possessions, fame or fortune, rather in spiritual and experiential wealth.

It is when we are stagnant that we feel most UN-fulfilled.

Biologically, I’d say we are primed for growth and expansion. All the happiness hormones love to be nurtured: creativity, being in nature, working out, meditating, reading, etc.

We know this mentally; we’ve experienced it physically. Yet why does it remain so elusive to seek such attainable continued happiness?

I’m guessing if it was easy, it wouldn’t feel so good. If it didn’t require discipline, it wouldn’t be worth it.

And we know it is–worth it, I mean. And totally attainable.

The challenge is to bring more exploration and discovery into the mundane. Awe into the everyday. And novelty into the not-so-new.

I leave you with this: Revisit The Velveteen Rabbit😉 It’s a good one.


Much Love,


kat hurley is a transformational author, speaker and personal development coach, making over motivation @The Year of Magical Dreaming. For the full 411, visit, yo!

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