Emotional Balance

Having both positive and negative emotional reactions to people and circumstances in our lives is normal and healthy. The habit of turning those feelings into elaborate stories that make others wrong in order to get attention and sympathy isn’t. Arguing a court...

Make It Better

It’s possible to make the world a better place while making our own lives better, too. We do it by being present with our attention, generous with our time and resources and intentional about cultivating joy. Consciously choosing to show up this way...

Mastering the Ego

Large and untamed egos drive us relentlessly with incessant demands for recognition and affirmation. These overdeveloped, hungry ghosts are never satisfied. They need to dominate and feed on favorable comparisons. Underdeveloped egos are fearful and insecure. They...

Negative Talk

Talking negatively about others often indicates a low mood or a lack of self-acceptance. It’s common to unconsciously project onto others the very things we don’t accept in ourselves. It’s healthy to notice when we’re criticizing others and use...

No Matter Who You Are

No matter how evolved, enlightened or even happy you are, life will inevitably continue to give you grist. However, what happens to you is far less important than what you do with it. Holding on to hurt, anger and resentment does more damage to you than any person or...