Presence Is Primo

Our mental chatter keeps us so distracted thinking of the past or worrying about the future, that the present moment is often just an unappreciated blur. We spend our time zoned out in our own mental constructs of those other times. If we stop and actually listen to...

The Cure for Aggravation

When you’re aggravated by someone’s behavior and you’d like to set them straight and tell them what you ‘really’ think, pause for a moment. Though you might think it will make you feel better, it’ll actually make it worse....

Total Health

Epicurus said the two greatest goods are a tranquil mind and healthy body. Unfortunately, the busyness of everyday life can cause us to forget about the vital importance of maintaining these qualities. Neglecting either will result in suffering. It’s far better...

Worthy without Comparison

Comparing yourself with others is a high-risk, low return proposition. If you learn about excellence from others, it can help you understand what’s possible. But, building up your ego by comparing yourself favorably with others, will eventually make you feel...

Healing Family Dysfunction

If you grew up in a dysfunctional family as many do, following these basic steps can help you heal. First, be honest and admit the dysfunction. Imagine you chose your parents in order to evolve through the dysfunction. Second, don’t blame yourself, you’re...