Life School

Even though some experiences feel good and some don’t, everything we go through can benefit us in some way. When we experience something we don’t like, we need to ask ourselves why. The answer isn’t always obvious. It might be due to irrelevant, old...

Positive Preparation

If you dread something you have to do, remember that you don’t have to just grin and bear it. You have the choice to categorize anything as positive or, at the very least, educational. Before the dreaded arrives, do this simple exercise: Visualize yourself...

Shakespeare and Einstein

The most important question isn’t what Hamlet pondered, ‘To be or not to be?’, it’s actually how to be. Einstein said, we can live life “as if nothing is a miracle or as though everything is a miracle.” Which perspective we...

Snowball Effect

Like a snowball rolling down hill, dissatisfaction can grow very quickly. The further you roll with it, the harder it is to stop. As it increases in size and speed, it begins to attract everything in its path. The easiest way to avoid a massive snowball effect is to...

Grist for the Pearl

We’ve all had experiences that have negatively affected us. Fortunately, if we’re conscious, we’re actually free to choose how we let these experiences influence us. Trials and tribulations need not be an excuse for not living the life we desire. We...

Imaginary Slights

Have you ever sent an email invitation to someone and gotten no response? First, you assume they’re busy. Then you wonder if they’re okay. Depending on the circumstances you may begin to feel put off and slighted for their ‘rude’ behavior. How...