Embrace Change

Change can be difficult and sad, but our resistance is what causes suffering. When circumstances run counter to what we think we want, it’s normal to feel sad, disappointed or even angry. If we¬†argue with the reality of the situation, we stay stuck in the pain...

Positivity Pays

We can’t know why things happen as they do. Cultivating a positive mental attitude helps us more gracefully deal with and feel good about whatever shows up. There are many ways to analyze the moments in life that don’t turn out the way we’d hoped....

Perfect Vs. Conscious

The desire to excel at something we care about is normal. Whether in our career, parenting or some other area, it feels good to be skillful. However, if the desire to achieve mastery comes from a feeling of inferiority, it can turn into an imbalanced compulsion to be...

Internal Switch

There’s a force within us that can solve almost any problem. We don’t have to understand it to use it, anymore than we have to understand electricity to turn on a light switch. But, we do have to make the effort to flip the switch. We flip our internal...

How You Think

Is your primary concern in life, career success, winning a competition, being liked, finding love, impressing others, making more money? Are you mainly motivated by love or fear? Do you focus on what’s right or what’s wrong? The future or the past?...

Questions Are the Answer

We can’t really know if what we want will actually bring us the feeling we’re looking for. Being attached to getting something in a particular way might prevent us from finding solutions that will offer even greater fulfillment. The key to creating...