Got to Play to Enjoy

If you feel bad about yourself, others will have a hard time liking you, too. If you worry so much about failing that you don’t even play the game, you’ll fail to grow. If you don’t take a risk because you’re scared of loss, you’ll lose...

Cognitive Distress

Most of the suffering we experience is the result of our stories about how things shouldn’t be the way they are. But not liking something doesn’t mean it lacks value or that someone is wrong. The details of every moment show up the only way they...

Ego Versus Heart

Trying to create and uphold an identity is tiresome because rarely is anything good enough for the Ego. As soon as you accomplish what you thought would make you feel important or satisfied, another goalĀ appears. Rather than allowing the ego to run you ragged chasing...

Don’t Judge a Book

Abraham Lincoln wisely said, “I don’t like that man, I must get to know him better.” Our judgments say more about our own mindset than they do about who we’re judging. It’s easy to project unflattering motives on others when their...

Your Personal Soundtrack

Your thoughts create a soundtrack that colors your entire life. Thinking of negative potentialities, being suspicious of others or worrying creates a discordant accompaniment that makes you feel bad. The more you dredge up and entertain stories from the past, the more...