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A Primer on Understanding & Compassion
A Primer on Understanding & Compassion
A reader wrote to me that he is frustrated with himself — he hasn’t been as compassionate to people as he’d like recently. Lots of us experience this: ...
05-18-2022
A Guide to Letting Go of Stress
A Guide to Letting Go of Stress
We all deal with stress on a daily basis — whether it’s the stress of being busy and overwhelmed at work, having to deal with personal crises, traffic, ...
05-17-2022
New Friends: How a 67-Year-Old Struck Up Lasting New Friendships During Her First Triathlon
New Friends: How a 67-Year-Old Struck Up Lasting New Friendships During Her First Triathlon
Jeanne Mitchell, mother and grandmother, had just moved away from the friends she knew. She retired and moved upstate with her husband to a quiet area on the ...
05-17-2022
The Universal Narrative: When You Feel Unworthy
The Universal Narrative: When You Feel Unworthy
A little boy was told by his father, from a young age, that he wasn’t good enough. Not in so many words, but through his actions — by ...
05-15-2022
Is Manifesting a Physical Skill, a Mental Skill, or a Spiritual Skill?
Is Manifesting a Physical Skill, a Mental Skill, or a Spiritual Skill?
People often frame their manifesting skills as something spiritual, mental, or a combination of the two. Manifesting is often treated as something akin to prayer. Ask the universe ...
05-12-2022
How to Put Life on Easy Mode
How to Put Life on Easy Mode
The other day I was having such a chill, easy day despite doing all of my usual work and chores and workout activities — the phrase, “Life on ...
05-6-2022
Ask a Doctor: How Do I Drop My Pandemic Stress Load?
Ask a Doctor: How Do I Drop My Pandemic Stress Load?
The past two-plus years of the COVID-19 pandemic have created a biologically toxic load of stress for many, if not most, people around the world. Social isolation—created by ...
05-3-2022
Meditation: Improve Your Health in 20 Minutes a Day
Meditation: Improve Your Health in 20 Minutes a Day
The whole idea of meditation can be intimidating. If you've never done it before, you may think you need to "learn how" or "do it properly" to experience ...
04-29-2022
5 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower
5 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower
One of the problems in our daily lives is that many of us rush through the day, with no time for anything … and when we have time ...
04-28-2022
A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, With 7 Practices
A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, With 7 Practices
I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the ...
04-27-2022
Warning: Emotional Stress Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Warning: Emotional Stress Increases Breast Cancer Risk
The diagnosis of breast cancer is inevitably a very emotional event.  As your mind races a hundred miles an hour, dozens of questions come to the surface.  You ...
04-26-2022
Pretend You’re Who You Want to Be
Pretend You’re Who You Want to Be
To be happy, it is important that we become happy with who we are — accept ourselves, recognize our good traits, accept our flaws, and come to see those flaws ...
04-26-2022
Being Present Over Perfect
Being Present Over Perfect
I was recently standing at the kitchen sink doing the usual dinner time prep. As I stood and watched my children run happily through our yard gathering all ...
04-23-2022
Reset Ritual to Come Back to Focus
Reset Ritual to Come Back to Focus
One of the most common problems when people are working is that they get caught up in busywork or distractions, and it can take hours before they find ...
04-22-2022
Powerful Training for the Mind
Powerful Training for the Mind
Every one of us has thought patterns that keep us stuck: Discouragement: What’s the point, I’m going to fail anyway, why even try, it’s too hard. Rationalizing: It’s ...
04-14-2022
Curbing a Compulsive Habit: A Primer
Curbing a Compulsive Habit: A Primer
The habits we just can’t seem to quit can be very challenging — not only are they hard to change, they can have negative effects on our lives, ...
04-11-2022
Better Business Outcomes From Mindfulness and Meditation
Better Business Outcomes From Mindfulness and Meditation
Back in the day, it probably wouldn’t have been all that daunting to find more than a few skeptics who’d scoff at the very idea of meditation in ...
03-13-2022
The Joy of Letting Go
The Joy of Letting Go
A surprising number of our daily struggles stem from our attachments, such as overeating, or procrastination. In other words, if we take a closer look, we can see ...
03-13-2022
Struggling With Meditation or Mindfulness?
Struggling With Meditation or Mindfulness?
In this day and age, just about everyone associates meditation and mindfulness with improved well-being. Especially now, as people deal with COVID-19, there’s an invigorated interest in staying ...
03-7-2022
5 Ways to Simplify Your Life
5 Ways to Simplify Your Life
One of the great joys of my life is living simply, and every now and then finding ways to return to simplicity. Life tends to get complicated with ...
03-6-2022
Overcoming Depression with Mindful Meditation
Overcoming Depression with Mindful Meditation
It was an ordinary office—the couches and chairs were well worn by the patients who came before me. The therapist said, “Take a seat, anywhere you would like.” ...
03-2-2022
Kids Are Getting Wired for Stress By Screens
Kids Are Getting Wired for Stress By Screens
Mindfulness and meditation may be growing in popularity, but so is their opposite: digital distraction. Our kids often spend more time on screens than sleeping. This lack of ...
03-2-2022