Don’t Borrow Problems

Problems are usually mental constructs. They are vehicles upon which we project our fears and suffer. We are highly skilled at creating a wide array of scary scenarios. Our bodies react to this stress as if there is clear and present danger. This detracts from our...

The Beauty in the Present

Imagine living one moment to the next, thinking only of the moment we are in. That wouldn’t preclude making plans for the future, but it would mean that we’d be present in the process of making those plans. We sometimes forget to appreciate the bounty all...

Never too Late

If your primary purpose is to learn, evolve and¬†experience life fully, you’re never past your prime. You might no longer be able to climb Mount Everest but the wiser you become, the more you realize that the ultimate adventure in life is an internal one....

Honesty with Sensitivity

There are countless opportunities to practice diplomacy in our daily lives. For instance, if someone asks us to do something that doesn’t feel comfortable, we can honor our feelings and decline in a way that doesn’t leave them feeling rejected or scorned....

Awareness and Connection

One of the most important realizations of adulthood is recognizing that the world doesn’t revolve around us. Since we perceive the world from our unique point of view and see it through our specific conditioning and thought processes, it can be difficult to...

Blind Spots

Sometimes we come across people who behave in ways that seem so unconscious, it’s difficult to believe they don’t know better. We may wonder how they’ve come so far in life while being so unaware. When we catch ourselves having these thoughts,...