The Greatest Threat to Our Freedom

The greatest threat to our freedom is so close to us we often miss it. Picture yourself fast asleep. Someone is asking you to wake up, but you are deep in a dream, and the call to awaken is experienced as a vague awareness that something is not quite right. We are in that dream, … Read more

4 Reasons You Should Spend Less Time Online

Real Life: Spend Less Time Online to Live Your Best Life

We are living in a time that offers us countless ways of escaping real life. And while clicking on headlines on the internet might not be as taboo or destructive as an opium habit, it is still a form of distraction that steals us away from reality and eats away at free time we could … Read more

One Simple Habit that Makes Life Easier

Surrender. A word I did not use much until I had children, and then it emerged as one of the central experiences of motherhood. Yet one does not have to be a parent to embrace this concept. The ability to surrender is a powerful tool for mastering your thoughts and emotions. The next time you … Read more

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

Free Yourself to Improve Your Life

One of the most powerful ways to free yourself to change your life is to step back from your ego. A few weeks ago I wrote about how You Are Not Your Ego, and this topic is such a vital part of improving your life that I’m feeling compelled to elaborate. What is Ego? If … 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