Countering Defensiveness

It’s common to take offense when corrected or criticized. If someone blames or challenges us, it can trigger an ego response that causes us to react with behavior that doesn’t serve anyone. If we’re on the path of personal growth, information about...

The Evolution of Consciousness

The more evolved we are, the less we’re at the mercy of our senses. That’s not to say we won’t love to to be stimulated and enjoy ourselves. We still delight in a sumptuous meal, beautiful view, delightful music or the smell of our favorite flowers....

The Best Is Yet to Come

As we age and our abilities start to wane, it’s tempting┬áto take a dim view of the future. Embracing the belief that life gets better and that the best is yet to come can improve that perspective. As positive aspects of our experience begin to take on a bigger...

Rational Optimism

Keeping up with the news of the world can weigh us down in the present and make us lose hope for the future. However, it’s important to remember that news focuses on what’s wrong simply because it sells better. Sensationalizing fearful events grabs our...

It’s About Being

Where we’ve been, what we’ve done or how much money we’ve accumulated says little about who we really are. Informing others of our accomplishments might dazzle others for a moment, but it doesn’t leave a lasting impression of admiration. In...