4 (Totally Surprising) Life Lessons We All Need to Learn

How do you see yourself? Brené Brown explores a few social perspectives on things like guilt, perfection, and vulnerability in this article that illustrates ways to get what we really want out of our lives. As unique as we all are, an awful lot of us want the same things. We want to shake up […]

Are We Living in Sensory Overload or Sensory Poverty?

A beautiful article on finding presence by Diane Ackerman, a writer known for reminding us of our connection to the natural world. It was a spring morning in upstate New York, one so cold the ground squeaked loudly underfoot as sharp-finned ice crystals rubbed together. The trees looked like gloved hands, fingers frozen open. A […]

Paths Are Made By Walking

  Nipun Mehta shares personal insight gained from a 3-month long walking pilgrimage through India.  “Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.” –Antonio Machado [Offbeat Graduation Speech Gets Standing Ovation: 2012’s Baccalaureate speaker at the University of Pennsylvania was an unconventional choice for an Ivy League school. To address their newly-minted graduates, aspiring […]

The God That Corrals The Butterflies

1. I have this thing. Since I was in college, I’ve called it “The Feeling” It is a discomfort. An unsettled anxiety that comes from looking at certain things.  Many things actually. Many small things. Together, and piled upon one another in a  disorganized way.  Like, I don’t know, a lot of marbles, or a […]

The Trouble with Triggers

Suddenly, almost without warning, I can be somewhere else–at a different time, a different place. It’s like I’m whisked away, held hostage and traveling, strapped into the seat of an involuntary time machine. Except it’s not in a silver DeLorean. And I’m not aiming to save my very existence by ensuring my teenage parents fall […]

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy | Dana Saviuc

  Sometimes when we want to make a shift in our behavior, we need to give some things up in order to make room for a new and improved way of being.   Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and […]

You Never Know Which One Will Be Your Last

It’s been said that I’ve quit smoking. It’s been said by me. I put it in print back in January, in this very venue, in fact. I meant it then.  And yet I continued to smoke. This is what addiction is like. You mean something with all your heart. But still, you find a reason […]

Waking Up | Global Oneness

In this video from Global Oneness Ven. Tenzin Palmo asks “”How can we collectively wake up?” asks British-born Tibetan Buddhist nun Ven. Tenzin Palmo from the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. With heartfelt passion for human potential, Tenzin Palmo describes how we all desperately want happiness, but we undermine that possibility through ongoing […]

Larry Yang | Now More Than Ever We Need Mindfulness

There is freedom in awareness and action. This post outlines, in a beautiful and inspirational way, a few of the ways we can find our way back home. As we already are feeling divisiveness of current politics and upcoming presidential elections… As we feel into pain and complexity of people holding seeming irreconcilable values which […]

Adventures in Paint

I know nothing (more on this later). I thought painting my bedroom was just a matter of slapping some paint on the wall. Okay, that’s perhaps more crass than I really mean (and meant), and, well, here’s the truth: I had no idea that painting my bedroom was going to be a freakin’ spiritual event. My dear […]

The Power of Vulnerability | 10 Life Lessons

I’ve always said that in order to be strong Superman had to learn how to be super vulnerable. Read Lubna Salah’s post from elephant journal on the strength behind vulnerability.  Up until the last few years, I had rejected the idea of allowing myself to be vulnerable, if even on a subconscious and cellular level. […]

The Beauty of the Do-Over

What Do sad people have in Common? It seems They have all built a shrine To the past And often go there And do a strange wail and Worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being So religious Like That. -Hafiz I am a big fan of the do-over. Perhaps it […]

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