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...

The Art of Joyousness

Though it may seem antithetical, honestly acknowledging our fears and actually feeling our unpleasant feelings is the path to inner peace. Anything that we avoid will simmer in the recesses of our minds and continue to disturb us. Once we allow our feelings to surface...

Never-ending Opportunity

The more you practice anything, the better you get at it. If you want to become an expert at living joyfully, practice focusing your attention on what you want rather than on what you don’t like. Drop the story about what’s wrong and redirect your focus....