I'm coming to understand joy as the all-encompassing moment of full being that can hold all the other more fleeting feelings, like happiness, fear, confusion, worry and anger. Though that sea of full being is always there, always carrying us, we come in and out of our awareness of it.
How do people get better (existentially healthier)? That is the question that I ask myself a lot. In the course of my clinical work as a psychologist I keep looking for formulas and models and recipes of wellbeing, for ways and pathways and roads to psychological sovereignty.
Take 10 seconds out of every hour during an eight-hour day, and that's 80 seconds -- less than two minutes -- spent in an entirely different frame of mind. It might not seem like much, but it is.
We face a problem of abundance -- too much information, too much to do and too many growing demands on our finite time. Much of the technology that promised to make our lives easier is actually leaving us overwhelmed, exhausted and feeling burnt out.
Maybe it was a kind word from the CEO telling you your efforts were appreciated. Or the first time you had to apologize to your child. Your defining moments don't have to be huge, they can be quiet ones that only in looking back now you realize were key.
Changing the world starts with very simple acts done on a daily basis. It starts first with changing our habits, beliefs, and roles we have within society, by becoming more mindful of the actions we are partaking in on a day-to-day basis.
Authenticity counts. What can you offer the world? Who are your heroes? What's important to you? Know yourself, be authentic -- and both your personal and professional life will fall in place.
In this video, Kate Northrup shares how you can untangle your financial woes and create the life you really want.
The corporate world -- as part of orientation 101 -- needs to ensure that young employees understand that building an amazing career will only worth if they are healthy -- and with a good heart --- to enjoy it!
For all the Gandhi-reverence we learned in our schools and culture, it seems to me an incredible loss that I did not ever get a chance to read his book Hind Swaraj anywhere in the course of my school or college education. Now that I teach it in some of my classes.
Take a gander at what steals too much of your energy. The result will be more beneficial than what is offered in traditional health care as treatment.
I wrote this poem a few years ago to honor a friend and mentor of mine, Dr. Joel Elkes, who will be 100 years old this November. He is one of the most wholehearted people I know.
For every naysayer there are 10, 100, 1,000-plus who will love the work you are putting out into the world.
For starters, new research shows it's not the stress level you experience that affects your health, but rather how you think about the stress that is ultimately beneficial or harmful.
Could our fear of stress be making everything way worse? As the CEO of meQuilibrium, I know full well that no one source, problem, or issue is to blame when it comes to stress -- that our response to stress has far more to do with our ability to cope than almost anything else.
Perhaps you've seen the Jim Carrey movie Yes Man. While I'm not necessarily encouraging you to go to the same lengths, is it perhaps possible that there are more good experiences out there that you could say "yes" to?
When we get to the end of our careers, or our lives for that matter, we expect to see our friends and colleagues there to honor us. But what a pleasant surprise it would be to see our rivals cheering us on as well.
We are constantly reminded how everything is connected. From time to time, the oddest thing will open me to this mystical fact. When former President Ford died, I was drawn into sensing what else was happening around the world at the very same moment.
This conversation between Liev Schreiber and Jesse Prinz on happiness culminated in a beautiful admission by Liev towards the end of the session: how the introduction of children into his life cleared the way for him to understand the source of true happiness: unconditional, ego-free love.
Music is such a powerful force. It has the ability to touch us at a deep level, ever-reminding us that we are a part of a greater whole, which operates in perfect harmony.