Imagine

Think of someone for whom you hold a grievance or of a situation in your life that feels wrong, unfair or offensive. Without focusing on specifics or adding energy to the situation, just notice the sensations you feel in your body when you think about that topic....

Judgment

The way we feel about others is inextricably linked to the way we feel about ourselves. Aspects of our own personalities that we detest or disown get projected onto others where we subconsciously and mistakenly think it’s safe to dislike them. But disdaining...

Get Over It Quickly

Everyone occasionally deals with hardship and suffering. Some experiences are minor inconveniences, others might be extremely painful. If we try to control our lives to avoid these experiences, not only are we likely to be unsuccessful, we could actually miss the...

Life Is Fragile

Life is so precious and fragile. Our time here is such a gift. This is never so obvious as it is when something unexpected happens to you or a loved one. When you develop a regular practice loving and forgiving yourself and others, you can maximize your appreciation...

Healing Family Dysfunction

If you grew up in a dysfunctional family as many do, following these basic steps can help you heal. First, be honest and admit the dysfunction. Imagine you chose your parents in order to evolve through the dysfunction. Second, don’t blame yourself, you’re...

Getting On with the Present

Dragging unpleasant memories from the past into the present ruins the Now. We can hurt ourselves repeatedly over things that happened long ago. But wounds only heal when we face them and really feel them. Thinking, stewing and talking about them is like picking at an...