Life and Journey
We’re quick to label our weaknesses… but what if these qualities were actually our biggest strengths? Take a look at common misperceptions that even the strongest of us fall for:
While hanami is very much a Japanese tradition, it is by no means exclusive to the country! Cherry trees are all over the world. If you live in an area where there happen to be cherry trees at the local park or a public garden, you might feel compelled to partake in hanami yourself!
Happiness begins with our thoughts. Here are six cognitive-based methods you can use to develop a happier outlook on everyday living:
To help you break through a culture of buzzing devices and constant noise, we’ve highlighted some basic tenets that your inner child might implore you to remember.
Realizing your place in the world has little to do with your financial status, race, sexual persuasion or political beliefs. It is a spiritual journey that involves learning about yourself and where you fit in the world.
Compassion is a simple way of moving through the world with respect for all beings. It is about practicing acceptance, concern and understanding for others, with the realization that whatever we do for someone else helps us grow as spiritual beings.
Read the facts to learn more about what it really means when you flash your pearly whites…
In the daily scramble to move forward, we easily lose sight of what is right in front of us. We mistakenly assume that planning and success will bring us what we really want.
No matter the size or the tasks involved, our goals can overwhelm us, creating looming mountains that feel insurmountable. Want to succeed in fulfilling your goals? Here are few a key points to remember.
The key to contentment is finding the balance between embracing what we have and knowing when to create change for ourselves.
Here are a few thoughts on breaking the mindset of “Me First.” Use some of that energy you might spend stressing or ruminating and channel it into the wellbeing of others.
Three simple hopes for our own lives and the world beyond.
Here are some tips on how to create intentions that will work for you in the upcoming year and beyond.
In eastern traditions it is believed that each person’s growth is like that of the lotus flower – with enough time our petals fully unfold, revealing each person’s inner beauty to the world.
Small good events are everywhere -- all you have to do is tune in to this abundance of good things that already exist all around you.
Acts of compassion need not be grandiose gestures to make an impact. Compassion is more about what’s in your heart as you take the action.
By remembering to be aware of the big picture, we can bring a refreshing perspective into our lives. It's easy to do. Amazing sights are all around us. All you have to do is remember to pay attention.
Cords are created by people in your life who have a personal investment in your energy.
Our canine friends bring so much to our lives. In addition to their loyal companionship, they can also teach us many valuable life lessons. Here are five key things we can learn from dogs:
When you can’t change the world – change your thoughts! Here are three simple ways to see beyond challenges and focus on the goodness that surrounds us each day.
Character is How You Treat Those Who Can Do Nothing for You. Read more...
There you are daring. There you are dynamic. There you are free.
These Four Agreements advocate a life of personal power instead of fear. Make them a priority in your own life, and see what happens.
A beautiful Hawaiian story called "The Bowl of Light" reminds us that it's never too late to turn life around and live from light and love.
If you have difficulty holding onto positive beliefs that are life transforming, here are some ways to quiet those nay-saying voices and get them rooting for you.
The natural world around you may well give you insight into your own life. Here are a few of the lessons you can learn when you watch other members of the animal kingdom.
Many people have experienced a synchronistic event in their lives. You think of someone with whom you haven't spoken for some time and get a phone call from them that night. Read more...
Our outlook determines our worldview – and when we choose to view and think about life positively, we discover possibilities we previously might have missed.
Loyalty is a funny thing – or maybe its people who are the funny ones. They are fiercely loyal to their favorite sports team even when that team is on a losing streak.
One action. One breath. One moment. These are the single steps by which we grow nearer to universal compassion in everything that we do and become.