Drop the Story

When we repeat stories to ourselves about painful events in the past, it ensures that our pain continues into the future, long after the event is over. Dragging the past into the present prevents us from enjoying the freshness of new moments. Emotional pain needs to...

Dialed for Drama?

Addicted to Drama? We live in a familiar emotional environment that’s created by our conditioning and thinking patterns. Until we’re aware of our programming, we make little messes in our lives. When we’re accustomed to drama, we actually become...

The Inner Beginner

There’s clear benefit to practicing something over a long period of time. You can develop subtlety, expertise and can eventually discover the true art of it. But hazards arise with repetition unless you maintain ‘beginner’s mind’. When you...

Love It

If something in your life feels less-than-satisfactory, try this technique: Appreciate whatever you can in that arena, as it is. If you want a mate, focus on what you love about being single. If your career isn’t rewarding, identify something enjoyable about it...

What’s the Point?

Although society would have you think otherwise, happiness doesn’t come from money, fame or other kinds of recognition. It doesn’t matter how many ground-breaking discoveries you’ve made or feats of bravery you’ve accomplished. What does matter...

What You Really Want

Luxury, riches and adventure are desirable for the same reason — they hold the promise of making you feel good. You may think that once these conditions are met, you’ll be happy. But this a myth. Each moment is informed by the previous one. If you’re...