Life and Journey
Happy people don’t think about happiness – they just live it! Here are three basic ways to let go, reach out to others, and simply experience life again.
Forgiveness is easier said that done, most often because we don’t how to forgive. Psychologist Dr. Robert Enright was one of the first to develop a model for offering forgiveness. Outlined in four phases, his model offers a process for forgiving and the hope that we can all heal when we are deeply hurt.
The first step in giving up the negative and replacing it with the positive is simply making the choice to do so. The beginning can be difficult, but there are things you can do to make the transition easier.
Learning to be independent is not about being tough or refusing to accept help, it’s about remembering that we are in control of our lives.
Inspired by some of the more unlikely pairs in the animal kingdom, we’ve shared five animal duos that demonstrate the two-way street of friendship.
Do you have trouble picking just one career, one interest, or one hobby? You might be a Renaissance Soul.
We are free to start new ventures, find new paths, reach new successes at any age. Here are 6 individuals who could tell you first hand that some of us don’t find new professions and callings until we are past our “prime.”
How do we exercise patience and kindness with strangers?
Zen teacher life lesson on caring and compassionate relationships.
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.
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