Acceptance Breeds Enjoyment

We aren’t in control of much that happens. That’s why it’s essential to cultivate the ability to deal with life as it shows up. Regretting this moment, fighting against it, or hoping it’ll end soon, prevents us from appreciating what we can....

Can’t Stop the Tide

When Nature’s immense force goes into action, everything in its path can be easily overcome. Buildings slide down hillsides, rising tides overreach seawalls and canyons are carved by water steadily making its way through soil and stone. This illustrates an...

Where the Answer Lies

Goals change as we move through different stages in life. When we’re young, we want to fit in. Eventually, we’re interested in finding a romantic partner, excelling in our career and having a family. As we age, we begin to think about making our...

Well-Being

Our personal well-being is not inextricably linked with what’s happening around us. No matter what shows up, the degree to which we accept or resist it determines our experience and level of pleasure or discontent. Every circumstance presents us with a fresh...

Imperfect Information

What if that person driving recklessly was rushing to visit their dying parent? What if that person who behaved rudely was thinking about a sick child or mate. We rarely know the reasons behind others’ actions. If we did, we’d likely be more tolerant and...

The Gift of Acceptance

When we believe that happiness is the result of getting what we want, we’re mistaken. Trying to force the world into a mold of our making isn’t just exhausting, it’s a recipe for unhappiness. Resisting something because it doesn’t meet our...