Default Acceptance

We’ve all had the experience of suspecting others of devious intentions only to later find out we were mistaken. Giving people the benefit of doubt creates a kinder world. When others feel accepted, they don’t feel the need to defend or prove their...

The Path to Evolution

How each moment unfolds and how we experience it is the product of an incomprehensible number of factors, both known and invisible. There’s a certain degree of inevitability – not only in what happens – but also in how we are moved to react to it. We...

Aspiration, Humility and Acceptance

Humans are hard-wired to evolve. We all want to be more, do more, have more, help more, adventure more or grow more. The world around us continues to inspire us to take action or change course. This yearning to expand is a positive force as long as we understand our...

Chamber of Expectation

What creates happiness varies tremendously from one person to the next. Different cultures, belief systems and personal experiences create diverse dreams and expectations. As different as we are, we’re similar in this way: how good we feel has to do with how big...

Forgiveness Is for YOU

Toxic emotions that are held tightly get buried deep down and continue to affect our behavior, temperament and mood long after the details of a particular episode are over. Living lightly means being willing to become conscious of our tendency to re-hash, amplify and...

Unlock the Blocks

Stress, worry and fear block our energy. They cause us┬áto tighten our bodies, avoid healthy risk taking, act defensively and pull back. Excessive anxiety keeps us playing small for fear we’ll fail and look foolish or lose everything we value. The very act of...