How to Diffuse an Argument

Next time you find yourself in a heated discussion and you want to avoid slipping into a mode where things get said that are later regretted, take a deep breath. Focused breathing puts you in the present moment and keeps you grounded. It shifts you into a deeper...

Words

The words you use can be the seeds of empire or tools of destruction. They can delineate what you believe is possible or fear is hopeless; encourage friends or create adversaries; support a healthy self-image or tear it down; applaud others or critique them; express...

A Rule to Live By

Since every thought, word and action registers somewhere in your psyche, the mental content you cultivate creates the life you experience today and in the future. The way you think and speak about others not only affects the way you feel about yourself, it...

Simple Accounting

Your attitudinal barometer is a result of the thoughts you cultivate. Changing how you feel is actually pretty straightforward. Imagine that your emotional balance sheet is comprised of different columns with headings like anxiety, anger, jealousy, fulfillment,...

Creating Reality

Everything you experience is a reflection of your consciousness. Whether you focus on conflict, injustice or love, that will be your reality. You might ask, “Are we supposed to just ignore all the horrible things happening in the world and pretend they...

It’s All Just Information

When something in your life doesn’t feel right, view it as useful information. Knowing what you don’t want helps you figure out what you do want. You get to choose how to respond to life in each and every moment. Don’t waste time resisting...