Structural Resistance

Your thoughts affect your mood, biochemistry and physiology. Preoccupation with grievances doesn’t just spoil the moment you’re in, it affects your body, contorts your face, slumps your posture and drains your energy. The habit of criticizing and...

The Truth About Thoughts

When a thought causes suffering, see if it holds up under scrutiny. Very few consternation-causing-cognitive-constructions can survive honest investigation. That’s because most of the thoughts that you think are based on notions that aren’t real. You...

Cultivating Your Garden

To thrive, flowerbeds need clean soil, the correct seeds, proper fertilization and adequate water. The same is true for cultivating the kind of life we want. Even though it seems that our thoughts, attitudes and moods are the product of the circumstances in which we...

Below the Surface

The quality of your relationships is affected as much by your thoughts about them as it is by what you do or say when you’re together. Everyone unconsciously senses the way others think and feel about them. If you harbor private judgments about someone, that...

Being in Flux

Since everything is in a constant state of flux, cultivating acceptance for what is and developing a nimble approach to adapting to new circumstances spares us a lot of stress. Because of our human neuroplasticity, we have the ability to modulate our emotional and...

Top Priority

There’s an infinite number of ways in which you might desire to grow personally. You may want to learn how to improve your relationships, develop a healthier lifestyle or expand your expertise in a particular field. While each of these is worthwhile in its own...