The Gift of Attention

Practically everything you do is designed to help you get attention. From the things you talk about to the skills and talents you develop, your expression is intended to make an impression. Recognizing the truth of this universal desire helps you to understand that...

Giving and Receiving Are the Same

When you give, you receive multiple benefits. You feel good when you think about giving, again when you actually give, and finally, every time you remember what you’ve given. Enjoying such tangible rewards from the act of giving indicates that they’re not...

Do It Now

Do you ever look back over the years and think, ‘that seemed like it happened just yesterday?’ If so, you know how ephemeral life is. The reason to refresh your memory about life’s brevity isn’t to induce alarm or distress. It’s merely...

Be Nimble

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Regularity can be extremely beneficial when learning a musical instrument or a new language. But just repeating unconscious patterns out of habit can keep you playing...

Real Giving

Offering assistance to others is a noble endeavor whether it takes the form of time, energy, money or anything else. But if you’re doing it to get something back, it’s not really giving. It’s trading. When you place (often unspoken) expectations on...

Practice Kindness

Only when you’re kind to yourself, can you genuinely be kind to others. Treating yourself gently lightens your load and allows you to take even the most challenging situations in stride. It helps you to dance joyously through life with understanding. You...