Framing Our Reality

The lens through which we see life is a complex, multi-layered filter that colors our reality. Out of the limited slice of life that we do perceive, we tidily classify it to fit into our narrow and subjective belief systems. When we take a photograph, we carefully...

A Different Calculator

Right and wrong are never absolute. Our perception of wrong is often just our judgment of someone else navigating life to the best of their ability. If we had their background – disadvantages and privileges – we might contemplate our actions in a different...

Mirrors

The way you interpret others’ behavior tells you more about you than it does about them. You may assure yourself that your perceptions have nothing to do with you. If you don’t like the message, you may even shoot the messenger. When you do, it’s...

Opinions Aren’t Facts

We all have varying opinions based on our experiences and beliefs. What is absurd to one person may seem perfectly reasonable to another. No one individual is inherently right. No matter what we’re contemplating, our perspective is only one point of view. Even...

Ups and Downs

Life is full of ups and downs. Even during this pandemic, some of us are discovering positive new facets of ourselves, our loved ones and even changes in our work that would not have seemed possible before. Everything exists on the continuum between opposites. Our...

Mood Modulation

We are creatures of momentum. If something disappointing or unwanted happens, it can dampen our mood deplete our energy and cause us to focus on everything else around us that’s not totally to our liking. However, when we carefully cultivate an optimistic...