About Eric Ungs

Eric Ungs writes about a journey of intentional self growth, nudging you to let go; to give yourself permission to be vulnerable and honest with yourself so you can give your best self to others. Author of 10 Incredible Ways to Live a Fulfilling and Joyful Life ebook.

  • An Opportunity to Start Again

    · Meditate, Reading, Self-Improvement, Vulnerable, Writing · 2 Replies

    I’ve gone a year without practicing mindfulness. In the back of mind I felt that I’ve built up a mindfulness muscle, therefore, I should be able to coast for a short while. Before I knew it that short while became a year. Something I say a lot, but yet, I myself wasn’t following is this:

  • Rising Strong by Brene Brown

    · Book Report, Reading, Self-Improvement · No Replies

    Rising Strong by Brene Brown — Upon finishing a book, I’m giving myself a homework assignment to complete a book report. This allows me to consume the book from a different lens and mindset while forcing myself to reflect on what I’ve just read as a whole.  Brene Brown seems to write exactly what I’m feeling in… Read More

  • Creating Margin

    · Personal Productivity, Self-Improvement · 1 Reply

    We live in a busy world. Busy is deemed as good. Busy is how we see the world around us functioning. So in order for us to survive and thrive and be successful we must also be busy. Because the mentality is that busy is productive and productivity is success. The reality is that being busy… Read More

  • Seasons Change

    · Self-Improvement · No Replies

    The seasons that come and go shaping our lives—from year-to-year, month-to-month—always seem to amaze me. In reflecting on where I was two years ago I’m beyond grateful for how far I’ve traveled and how much I’ve grown. Leading a life of intentional self growth has made me more in tune with my mind, my thoughts,… Read More

  • Still Not Writing

    · Self-Improvement, Writing · No Replies

    “…if I’m not writing, I’m not well. If I’m not writing, the world around me is slowly leached of its color. my senses are dulled. I am crabby with my husband, short-tempered with my kid, and more inclined to see small things wrong with my house (the crack in the ceiling, the smudge prints along… Read More

  • Competing Passions

    · Meaningful Work, Personal Productivity, Self-Improvement · 2 Replies

    “…life is better when you possess a sustaining practice that holds your desire, demands your attention, and requires effort..” – Malamud Smith Over the past three years, since committing to traveling a journey of intentional self growth, it’s been a constant process of sorting through what’s essential and what’s not. By essential I mean, the things… Read More

  • Life’s One True Purpose

    · Self-Improvement · 6 Replies

    Do we all have just one purpose in life? Or is it more of finding your purpose as it relates to the season you are in? Or maybe to the things that you put forth your energy? This is such a mythical question. What’s your purpose in life? Or, for those that are lost asking… Read More

  • Do It Differently Tomorrow

    · Self-Improvement · 2 Replies

    In reflecting about my day today, tomorrow I will do it differently when I receive an unwarranted reaction. Looking back at that moment now, I am realizing that it was just that, an unwarranted and unequipped reaction. Not a mindful response. Regardless of this person’s reaction or why it occurred in the first place, I… Read More

  • Revealing Yourself Through Story

    · Self-Improvement · 2 Replies

    What’s it like to reveal so much about yourself? Don’t you feel exposed? Why share your story? These are questions, or at least statements in disguise of such questions, that I receive from time to time. The UYC project is about learning how to be your best self through taking care of yourself first. Through leading… Read More