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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

Best Books to Read to Change Your Life: You Can Be Happy No Matter What

You Can Be Happy No Matter What by Richard Carlson dissolves some of the illusions that cause our suffering. Our external circumstances often appear to be the cause of our suffering or happiness, but closer examination reveals that it is our thoughts that affect our well-being. However, thoughts are not the same as reality. Just … Continue reading Best Books to Read to Change Your Life: You Can Be Happy No Matter What

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

You Are Not Your Ego

When several people witness the same event, they have different perspectives, and they notice different things. A similar phenomenon takes place every moment as we process all the sensory information we’re receiving. Only a tiny fragment of the sensory information that we receive reaches our consciousness, so in a sense we’re always just taking bits … Continue reading You Are Not Your Ego

How Personal Responsibility Can Change Your Life

All the choices you have made up to this point in your life have created the exact life you live at this very moment. Take a look around you. The room you are in is a result of decisions you made. If you are at work, you accepted that position. If you are lounging in … Continue reading How Personal Responsibility Can Change Your Life

30 Day Exercise Challenge Results

The 30 Day Exercise Challenge was a success—I exercised every day in August, so it turned out to be a 31 day exercise challenge. The first run was the hardest and my nose and lungs burned a little, but not enough to slow me down. It felt amazing to run again. Suddenly all my little … Continue reading 30 Day Exercise Challenge Results

7 Simple Ways to Change Your Life

There are plenty of obvious ways to change your life that everyone is already aware of, such as eat right, exercise, quit your day job, and so forth. The seven ways to change your life listed here are meant to be less obvious yet actually easier to do. Following through with just one of the … Continue reading 7 Simple Ways to Change Your Life

How to Create Balance in Life

One of the key ingredients in well-being is balance in life. Likewise, one of the major causes of stress and suffering is life out of balance. There are many spheres of life that need to be nurtured in order for us to feel fulfilled. We need to love and spend time with family and friends. … Continue reading How to Create Balance in Life

How to Change Habits Using the Present Moment

I talked myself out of going to yoga. This was certainly not the first time I had not followed through on a plan. On this particular day, however, it occurred to me that one of the reasons we may not follow through on all the plans, goals, and ideals we hold for ourselves is that … Continue reading How to Change Habits Using the Present Moment