Category Archives: Mindfulness

Love, Ego, and the Long Run

Caveat: this article mentions some statistics on marriage only to reveal a trend in our regard (and perhaps capacity) for long-term committed relationships. But the discussion here applies to any human relationship, short or long or backed by a government certificate or not. I now present to you Love, Ego, and the Long Run, a … Continue reading Love, Ego, and the Long Run

The Greatest Threat to Our Freedom

Picture yourself fast asleep. Someone is asking you to wake up, but you are deep in a dream, and the call to awaken is experienced as a vague awareness that something is not quite right. We are in that dream, and in each passing moment we have the option of waking up. Whether our experience … Continue reading The Greatest Threat to Our Freedom

How to Read the Signs: The Message of the Pussycat Hats

“something as simple as a hat can be profoundly and profanely illuminating, if you know how to read the signs” – Avery Gordon* This quote was scribbled into a notebook of mine from nearly 20 years ago. The words always intrigued me, and over the years they would haunt my thoughts, reappearing unexpectedly in moments … Continue reading How to Read the Signs: The Message of the Pussycat Hats

One Simple Habit that Makes Life Easier

Surrender. A word I did not use much until I had children, and then it emerged as one of the central experiences of motherhood. Yet one does not have to be a parent to embrace this concept. The ability to surrender is a powerful tool for mastering your thoughts and emotions. The next time you … Continue reading One Simple Habit that Makes Life Easier

Best Books to Read to Change Your Life: Everyday Zen: Love and Work

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer Secret: You can improve your life without changing anything. Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck reminds us to stop thinking life will be better at some other point in time. (After work. Your day off. When you finish … Continue reading Best Books to Read to Change Your Life: Everyday Zen: Love and Work

What Happened When I Stopped Meditating

All of man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. – Blaise Pascal About 8 years ago I decided I wanted to re-wire my brain. I suspected that most of our thoughts, low moods and fears are the result of an untrained mind. The more we think a certain … Continue reading What Happened When I Stopped Meditating

Free Yourself to Improve Your Life

One of the most powerful ways to change your life is to step back from your ego. A few weeks ago I wrote about how You Are Not Your Ego, and this topic is such a vital part of improving your life that I’m feeling compelled to elaborate. What is Ego? If you are wondering … Continue reading Free Yourself to Improve Your Life

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality: Best Book to Read to Change Your Life

One of the best ways to start a new year is to read a powerful book that can change your life. Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality certainly fits that category. Awareness is about waking up, and fairly abruptly to boot. Anthony De Mello’s teaching style is very direct. Unlike many other books out … Continue reading Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality: Best Book to Read to Change Your Life