The Power of Listening

The ability to really listen to others is powerful, but surprisingly rare. When we’re supposed to be listening, most of us are thinking of what we are going to say next. We may be thinking of how to expand their point, argue against it or just generally...

Hurdles to Happiness

It’s normal to believe we’ll experience the best part of life at some point in the future, once we’ve put aside enough money, advanced our careers or overcome some hurdles. But this thinking presents one of the biggest obstacles to experiencing a...

Create With Intention

It’s common to take what’s going well for granted and focus a disproportionate amount of attention on what isn’t. Time spent complaining about problems amplifies the energy of dissatisfaction, while doing nothing to change or improve the situation. Awareness of...

In Times of Stress

Everything feels more intense when we’re stressed. Even the smallest irritations feel hard to deal with. Rather than let the stress overwhelm us, focusing our attention on the body and feeling the unpleasant sensations of frustration, anger or fear does wonders....

Bubbles of Reality

We all live in our own bubble of reality that’s created by the way in which we perceive and interpret the words, deeds and events that we hear about and witness. Everything has a neutral value until we put our spin on it. Nothing is inherently bad or good...

Work For, Not Against

Being against something and working to eradicate it seems reasonable when we’re faced with something we don’t want or like. However, this creates a dip in our vibration and leaves us with less energy to create something we prefer. After acknowledging our...