War and Peace

If you’re focused on controversial subjects and preoccupied with who’s right and who’s wrong — you’re at war. Though you may appear calm from the outside, fixing your attention on turmoil and arguing hypotheticals until you’re...

Transitory Satisfaction

Achieving goals is satisfying — briefly. Then new circumstances become routine and give birth to future rounds of objectives and desires, each of which brings new challenges, stresses and suffering. This encourages positive growth and evolution beyond the...

Blocking Energy

Traditional Chinese medicine associates sickness with blocked energy. The free flow of vital energy is inhibited by disease, physical injury or stress. Stress is a physiological condition in which fear or anxiety puts your body into high alert. This reduces the flow...

Inner Composure

Inner composure is the center-piece of well-being. It’s a by-product of being authentic about who we are and how we feel. Acknowledging and feeling our feelings as sensations, allows them to to be heard and dissolve when we’ve absorped the lessons we need...

Alone in Peace

As social beings, we choose our friends according to common interests, talents and energy levels. Some people buoy our spirits, make us laugh or arouse our curiosity. It’s enlivening to relate to people with varied backgrounds and abilities, but it’s...

Try Doing Nothing

Because popular culture encourages you to ‘just do it’, there’s a mad rush to pack more into your days, extend your endurance and achieve more ‘firsts’. But almost any accomplishment you can think of has a relatively short shelf life. It...