Cultivating Your Garden

To thrive, flowerbeds need clean soil, the correct seeds, proper fertilization and adequate water. The same is true for cultivating the kind of life we want. Even though it seems that our thoughts, attitudes and moods are the product of the circumstances in which we...

Agency and Attitude

Many of the forces that affect us are out of our control: floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, warfare, economic crises, the loss of loved ones, etc… That’s why basing our happiness on outer circumstances is futile. The only logical way to create...

Positive Vs. Realistic

Making a conscious effort to be positive may cause detractors to label us simplistic and naive. But they misunderstand the power of our choices in creating the quality of our emotional lives. While it’s necessary to try to understand what’s happening in...

Powered By Thoughts

We get energy and strength from the food we eat, but the thoughts and emotions we feed ourselves are far greater determinants of our capacity and state of mind. Whether we think we can or can’t do something, we are likely to prove ourselves right. How we frame...

Being a Good Sport

A good athlete obviously wants to win, but they also want to improve, be a good sport and enjoy the game. These goals are laudable in all aspects of life. How you play the game of life affects how much joy you experience. The intelligent and effective strategy is to...

The Power of Gratitude

Developing the practice of looking for what’s right instead of what’s wrong has a positive effect on the quality of our lives. When we come from ego, we judge people and things to further define our identities and appear intelligent and discerning. But,...