This poem speaks to a lifelong journey with my oldest friend Robert. We have known each other for close to thirty years. In the Interior When you le...
Self care is non-negotiable. Unchecked, the stress of caregiving will eat at your relationships, hamper your work outside the home, and make you sick. The person you're caring for deserves better -- and so do you.
Being content is a great thing, however, I've also observed it can be an avoidance technique. There's a difference between not wanting anything because you're content and not wanting anything because you don't think you can have it.
Dimes sit on seat cushions and pop out from under items on the grocery shelves. I do not find them every day; I can go dime-less for a month or two. Then dimes will appear every few days for several weeks. Each time, I take it as a 'sign' from Dad.
Instead of making an impact, the impact is making you. Soon enough, giving your all feels like you are putting your nose on the grindstone, and you're left feeling unappreciated, unrecognized and unfulfilled.
Needless to say, everyone was a little skeptical of the idea of disconnecting, including me. However, through the session they proved the point that how we start our day is how we are going to live our day.
What helped me through the hurricane was an inner voice coming from a place unknown to me, like the "daemon" of Socrates. For the question, "How can he get over his illness and get well again?" the answer was: "He needs to remember his true self."
Tired of the toxicity of hate, and disturbed by the carnage of rockets and bombs, I decided to make a mini-pilgrimage of peace to the final resting place of Khalil Gibran.
The University of Virginia basketball team fell short of a national title. But these young men, at the urging of Coach Tony Bennett, will not fall short in life. They will have their ups and downs for sure. But if they practice passion, wisdom and compassion in their life pursuits, they will always be champions.
Uber-successful people ride the waves of life with grace and ease, instead of fighting against the current and pushing in directions that are closed off. Relax into the natural rhythm of your life and watch your dreams come true.
As we take time for meditation, our awareness learns to rest in our heart. We are thinking less and being heartfully more present. In the silence of meditation, our noisy thoughts dissolve in an inner quiet. So much thinking welcomes peace and quiet.
Sure, you have heard the saying, "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans," but in Hawaii it is more like, "Go with the flow and don't make plans."
Johnny Depp said that he could live in China. I wonder how the phone service is now? I lived in China... as a child... and what an adventure it wa...
We realized that owning it -- honoring ourselves and acknowledging our unique tendencies, talents, skills, desires, fears, and neuroses -- succinctly sums up how we can all go about living in a way that is full and filled with integrity.
During my father's slow avalanche to death, my brother was a tireless advocate on his behalf, a bodhisattva in the way he cleared debris and made things easier for everyone around him. I was in a plane over the Pacific Ocean when I finally wrote this poem for him.
It can strike when we consider looking for a new job, debate starting our own company, are faced with multiple job offers, or when we're confronted by the dreaded question, "Is this really what I want to be doing?"
Spending time -- even if it's just an hour a week -- doing something you love excites the spirit. A good place to start is remembering what you loved to do as a child or what brings you joy as an adult.
Ultimately it comes down to this: if you find your career so stressful it can literally drive you insane, you're obviously in the wrong career.
Happiness is an approach to life. It's a mindset that, sure, includes moments of glee, but is really about responding to those ups and downs and diagonals with a commitment to health. When you pair an attitude of happiness with the skills of resilience, you can keep from being dragged down by everyday stressors, giving you a better shot at staying buoyant.
Susan Cosentino, a Malibu Realtor friend with six kids, is one of those crazy busy working moms who is legitimately crazy busy and not the 'must-catch-my-pilates-class-after-lunch-or-I'll-die' kind of busy. I like being around Susan for a couple of reasons, chief among them is that she's one of those people who manages a boatload of bananas without ever tipping over.