War and Peace

If you’re focused on controversial subjects and preoccupied with who’s right and who’s wrong — you’re at war. Though you may appear calm from the outside, fixing your attention on turmoil and arguing hypotheticals until you’re...

What You Control

We can’t predict the future, control the weather, the economy, natural events or the cyclical swings of politics. We can’t dictate other peoples’ actions, interpretations of events or their reactions to our behavior. In fact, we have little power to...

The Heart of the Matter

Purveyors of various personal products encourage us to assign enormous value to our personal appearance. While it would be unrealistic to think that looks don’t matter, worrying, fretting and feeling bad over something so insignificant as our outer layer is...

We’re Making It Up

We all interpret the world with incomplete and biased information. We forget that our opinions aren’t facts, but rather just a single, narrow perspective viewed through the squinty filter of our own particular history. This is fine as long as we’re not...