We’re continuing with guest Hannah Young in our series Reach for Wellness in this episode. Hannah created Hexis 21, which provides high-quality training for young people and professionals. The tools provided are designed to develop the core competencies of critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication, and collaboration. Today, we’re talking about whether or not it’s possible to find our compass in life.
Hannah is intrigued by the idea of balance and reaching a state of equilibrium. Hannah discusses how balance is a strong theme in Japanese culture and philosophy, and also so relatable because it’s something we’ve all struggled with at one point or another in our lives.
Hannah shares techniques she’s learned through Japanese philosophy to help reach balance. Feeling off-balance can lead to despair, but finding balance in both your passion and what the world needs can help with this. You can’t feel bad when you’re helping other people. When your passions and purposes are aligned, you feel more at peace in your life.
Ryan and Hannah discuss other philosophies and belief systems that relate to balance. For men who are feeling off-balance from the weight of anxiety and responsibility, communication can go a long way. Hannah emphasizes the importance of expressing these feelings to someone you trust.
Dropping expectations and living in the moment can help you avoid perceived failure. Every experience you have is important, no matter the outcome. When you’re learning, you’re living. Embrace your ups, downs, successes, and failures and you can find a sense of contentment there. There are many methods you can use to help find balance in your life including perspective and mindset as well as your behaviour and who you surround yourself with.
Hexis 21: https://www.hexis21.com/
Hannah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/footofthehill/