The Benefits of Meditation, and What Happened When I Stopped

Benefits of Meditation: How to Stay in the Present Moment

A long time ago, I decided to re-wire my brain. I suspected that most of our thoughts, low moods and fears are the result of an untrained mind. The more we think a certain way or do a certain behavior, the more those connections in our brain get reinforced, and the thinking or behavior becomes … Read more

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality: Best Book to Read to Change Your Life

Best Book to Read to Change Your Life: Awareness by de Mello

One of the best ways to change your life is to read a powerful book. Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality certainly fits that category. Awareness is about waking up, and fairly abruptly to boot. Anthony De Mello’s teaching style is very direct. Unlike many other books out there that attempt to handle this … Read more

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass: How to Change Thoughts and Bad Days: Photo of Snow

What is the story behind This Too Shall Pass? One day King Solomon ordered his most trusted minister to find a magic ring that transformed happiness into sadness and sadness into happiness. The king knew that no such ring existed, but he wished to humble his minister. The minister promised that he would find the … Read more

The Best Books to Read to Change Your Life: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

What are the best books to read to change your life? This special spotlight is for books that contain valuable insights and knowledge that can help you live a happier, healthier, and more productive life. The kind of books where, at the end of the book, you are not the same person that started the … Read more

How to Create Good Habits and Achieve Goals

The secret to create good habits and achieve goals is to be aware of the choices you make. At any given moment, we have countless choices. We may not consciously realize the extent of the options available to us, but nevertheless, they are there, and we are constantly choosing one action over another. Instead of … Read more

How to Be Happy

Image of a flower for How to Be Happy: The Secret to Happiness

What is the secret to happiness? Why do so many people wonder how to be happy? The secret to a happy and fulfilling life is gratitude. Gratitude is simply thinking about what we have instead of what we don’t have. Our ability to recognize and feel grateful for the blessings in our lives is an integral … Read more

How to Stay in the Present Moment

How to Stay in the Present Moment

For many or us, a silent mind seems nearly impossible. A constant stream of thoughts flows through our mind. The good news is that the mind can be trained to reduce the volume of thoughts that race through it every minute, allowing us to live in the present moment. A useful tool for understanding this idea … Read more