These dimples in my skin represent the meals and belly laughs I now share with friends. They represent the time and energy I have claimed and now use to focus on my goal and dreams instead of ever-thinner thighs.
Influences from the outside world can easily nudge us away from our authentic being. But if we dig through our sophisticated, inner layers, we can unearth our truest self and allow it to guide us graciously through every one of life's twists and turns.
Blocks and fears are not negative. Only unresolved blocks and fears are negative. They are liberating once you are on the other side of them. The way to live productively is to keep overcoming all the blocks and fears for the rest of your life.
Two-year olds have an enthusiasm for living and a zest for Life that causes them to sometimes bubble over in giddiness and laughter. There is a lesson to learn in this, too.
When I was about six years old, my dad let me sit next to him while reading through some musical arrangements of his with a group of musician friends....
The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...
If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.
After 20 years of counseling clients and working on my own psycho-spiritual journey, I recommend the following ways to choose happiness...
The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..
No one can change your negativity for you. We can change the way we look, where we live, even who we live with, but unless we connect with who we are inside then none of those external changes will make much difference.
A marathon reminds us to be more selfless, to be the cheering crowd for those around us. Life is not all a competition of aggressiveness and speed to reach the next mile. There is only a personal best that truly matters. We all have our own pace that we know we want to keep, and it is the support that we give as well as feel that makes the run enjoyable.
At times when we feel we have been wronged, rather than remaining in control of our emotions, we spend our energy feeding the negative emotions that lie within us.
Have you ever had the experience when a seemingly random scene or interaction with someone sticks in your memory for a very long time? One such conv...
What I have here for you today is a curation of some of the books that have most impacted my life, changed me for the better and radically improved my quality of living. I feel sometimes like reading is cheating -- I get to learn from everyone else and use their experiences to drastically better my life.
Without realizing it we are constantly evaluating our own behavior, successes and "perceived" failures. This is how we have been conditioned. It's time for a change.
With the Festival of Sukkot, we mark a transition. The great gift that Judaism holds out to us it to be mindful of the phases of our lives, so that we don't rush through it, thoughtlessly, but we take a moment to step out of the rat race.