Joy of Being

We determine the conditions that must be met in order for us to feel joyful. Most of us require specific possessions, experiences and outcomes to get there. If they show up, we feel good. If they don’t, we experience disappointment, sadness or grief. But each of...

Desires in Balance

Our desires create internal motivation to expand our experience in the world. They drive us to sample new frontiers, develop skills, stretch our minds, challenge our bodies and help us grow and evolve. The skillful way to keep this aspect of our personality operating...

Joy in the Journey

Our lives are like winding roads leading to the top of personally-defined mountains. Some of us yearn for accomplishment while others desire recognition. Many of the turns on the journey are blind and the pavement bumpy. We all hope that the ultimate destination will...

Unconditional Happiness

Attaining and maintaining a healthy emotional state should be a top priority for everyone. Doesn’t every goal pursued carry with it the hope that it’ll make you feel good? It takes a serious commitment to learn to feel balanced and peaceful no matter...

Einstein and Shakespeare

The most important question isn’t really ‘To be or not to be’, it’s How to be. When you figure that out, you can be with joy. Einstein said, “There are two ways to live life: As if nothing is a miracle or as though everything is a...

The Quest to Feel Good

Almost everything we do, we do because we think it will make us feel good. But it’s not really what we do that affects how we feel. What actually determines how we feel is a decision to feel one way or another about something. Since we’re the ones deciding...