Honey Vs. Vinegar

The fact that we don’t like something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wrong. Realizing this helps us temper our reactions to unwanted events. When we respond to situations or others’ behavior without blaming, shaming or disdaining, we not only...

Our Illusion of Separateness

At the quantum level, everything is made up of the same thing: Atoms. At 99.99999 percent energy and .00001 percent matter, we aren’t as solid as we appear. Since we’re all ultimately part of a vast field of waves and particles, any sense of separation is...

Our Contribution

Every exchange we have with others is a collaborative project created by the combined attitude, energy and approach of all involved. Having a conscious intention to create a positive experience brings satisfying results. If we want to bake a cake that rises, we have...

Communicate

Rather than communicate our feelings, it’s tempting to¬†avoid confrontation and let things slide, especially when we anticipate defensiveness or hostility in response. However, allowing emotional baggage to buildup isn’t worth the temporary comfort of...

Dangers of Stuffing

Stuffing our emotions to avoid conflict ultimately results in bigger problems. No matter how uncomfortable it might feel to talk about our feelings now, it’s far easier than waiting until we’re on the verge of exploding. Emotions don’t disappear when...

Imagine

Imagine how life would feel if we mostly noticed the good in others. What if we rarely criticized and instead, related to others with curiosity, understanding and compassion – even when their actions seemed unwise, unkind or hurtful? When differences in opinions...