Category Archives: spirituality

5 Ways to Be Gloriously Present in the Moments of Your Precious Life

“Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever.” — Jack Kerouac Hello! Are you in there? Are you sleepwalking through your days like a zombie? Or are you wide awake, present […]

Pick up the Phone: 18 Reasons to Forgive Your Family

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.~Marianne Williamson You have their number stored in your phone. Yet you stare at the phone on the side of your bed, refusing to pick it up and call them. You’ve been staring at the phone for days. Weeks. Years. You […]

How To Conquer The Time Paradox, And Eliminate Your To-Do Pressures

By Laura Leigh Clarke If you’re a go-getter, you likely have a to-do list as long as your arm. You take on more than most people, simply because you’ve become good at juggling and “managing” yourself and as a result, you have to just keep going for fear of letting a plate drop. You probably […]

Do You Know and Use the Key to Happiness?

How To Totally Rock The Things That Scare You

A guest post by Laura Leigh Clarke If you’re like most people, you probably have things that deep down really scare you. Things that make you hang back, when you wish you could move forward. Things you’d just rather not think about – let alone discuss openly with people around you. Thoughts that crop up […]

3 Simple Steps Toward Grassroots Peace

By Mary Jaksch Do you think we could have world peace one day? It seems an impossible dream, doesn’t it? Just look at today’s news: Shootings, bombings, wars, civil unrest – it just goes on and on, day after day, year after year. But what if you could make the world a more peaceful place? […]

Zen Mind – Beginner’s Mind: How to Tap into it

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. – Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki What would you rather be, a beginner or an expert? The answer seems clear, doesn’t it? Most people would choose to be an expert, and not a beginner. In fact, many people hate being a noobie, […]

How To Find Compassion In Your Most Difficult Moments

Six years ago, I was a starry-eyed medical student, just starting on the long path to becoming a doctor and psychiatrist. The first few years of medical school took place in the lecture hall, focusing on the basics of biology and anatomy. Learning the compassionate side of medicine was limited to seminars on topics like […]

How a Simple Loving-Kindness Meditation Can Transform Your Life

By Mary Jaksch Do you want to change? Do you maybe want to become happy, wise, peaceful, or simply – a better person? When you look deeply into your desire for change, you may find something uncomfortable at the bottom – a lack of self-love and self-acceptance. In ancient teachings reaching right back to the […]

How Mindfulness Transforms Ordinary into Extraordinary

By Mary Jaksch When the mind is neither in the past or the future and we are completely present, our experience changes in a significant way. Suddenly life seems more spacious and more peaceful. When we are mindful, we are available for life, and aren’t trapped in our own little world. Whether it’s peacefulness, or […]