Obviously, if you want a healthy, happy and successful life, ending stress belongs at the top of your to-do list. Yet 83 percent of us are doing nothing about it. Too often, the wake-up call comes on the gurney in the emergency room. Make no mistake, stress is life-threatening serious.
Forced to disconnect, I was able to challenge my own preconceived academic assumptions of what I would find in a 2014-era Cuba. On a more spiritual level, I underwent a heightened sense of awareness that I thought was reserved for fictional characters
My journey has had its ups and downs, but no matter what is happening with my business, I always find a way to connect back to what fueled me at the beginning of my journey and what continue to inspire me now.
It's hard to feel good about "having it all" when you've got incompatible sets of expectations and beliefs knocking around in your head. The trick is to learn to modify or steer around these beliefs and expectations so they don't make you feel like you're constantly on the verge of collapse.
Imagine a world where we respected our time as much as we did money. Time is so precious that every year we celebrate our birthdays with joy and love. And often, presents. But as we get older, there is a generation of people who are starting to value experiences more than gifts.
We don't know what the soul is. That's what Phyllis Tickle said recently at a conference presented by the Servant Leadership School in Greensboro, ...
Two studies were recently released, one from Carnegie Mellon University and the other from the University of Virginia. While the first shows the benef...
Weather was a huge factor in our decision to move abroad. Not that we don't dearly love our hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. But there are times when it gets so cold or so hot that going outside simply isn't an option.
By making an effort to be more mindful, mindfulness will become second nature for you, and with time and practice, you will need fewer reminders to do it. The goal is to live a life of mindfulness, where each moment of awareness naturally flows into the next.
This fall, Sounds True is publishing a box set of teaching conversations based on the poems in my book Reduced to Joy. The poems are the teachers and ...
Annie represents what few people actually accomplish in life. Do what you love. Love what you do. This kayak girl knows how to make the most of every moment. Her go for it attitude has awarded her the luxury of a life many only dream of.
As we go along, day after day, we move in unison with the beat that was set at the very start, the beat that carries us throughout our journey.
MGW! Model -- Genius -- Whatever Think it's impossible to be brilliant and look fabulous? Think again! There is so much pressure to look good and ...
In college, Ana Castillo's plan had been to teach art in high school, but she veered from that more conventional path to become a self-taught poet and then a self-taught everything else literary, now with two New York Times Notable Books of the Year to her credit. Today, she is called one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature.
Our cultural ideas around vacation are all about relaxation as the opposite of work; as in, literally doing nothing. Coupled with that ideal is an expectation that you'll be perfectly relaxed from the word go -- that a chaise lounge has a magical ability to transform you.
We're seeking happiness in the wrong places. We need to break our bad habits by cultivating kindness to ourselves through steadfastness, clear seeing, emotional distress and attention to the present. This awareness can be helpfully reached through practiced meditation.
I am a strong believer that what we practice within creates the environment which surrounds us. But we live in a world where our attention is constantly being pulled away from the moment to moment quality of our own life experience.
Let's be real: We've all acted in toxic, damaging ways at one time or another (none of us are immune to it). No matter how hard your life has been, or the deep challenges you've faced, you can strive to overcome toxicity and become more gentle, calm and loving with yourself and others.
When you retire abroad, you're in a different country and culture -- meeting new friends -- and you finally have time to do all the things you've looked forward to doing. Now from a distance, that can seem an almost intimidating prospect. But it's also an invigorating one.
By the time I left SUNY at Albany in 1990, I knew attending college wasn't the right place. I did however, have to go through those two tough years to figure out what my soul needed.