Potential: Living in the Powerful Realm of Possibilities

What will emerge this month during the 30 Day Writing Challenge? Oh the potential! Where will I venture? What will I document, explore, revisit, expand? I feel dreadfully excited but it doesn’t show on the surface, subdued by this sore throat thing that my body is fighting. The good side is that being under the … Read more

Transformation and the Hidden Power of Chores: Lessons from the Mundane

Anyone who has ever devoted the full intensity of honed human attention to a task knows that even the most mundane act has something deeper to offer. When we stay present with whatever we are doing, even a simple chore is an opportunity for transformation . This particular example of how chores can reveal hidden … Read more

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

How to Take Your Life to the Next Level

Many of us aspire to do something meaningful with our lives. The word aspire comes from the Latin to breathe, so there is a clue here that on some level, if we are not aspiring, we are not breathing, and we all know what happens if you stop breathing. You may not drop dead immediately … 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

How Personal Responsibility Can Change Your Life

All the choices we have made up to this point in our lives have created the exact life we live at this very moment. Personal responsibility is a sensitive topic these days, but here’s an easy way to reveal how it exists in our lives: Take a look around you. The room you are in … Read more

7 Simple Ways to Change My Life

7 Simple Ways to Change Your Life: photo of 7 birds

There are plenty of obvious ways to change my life. I can eat right, exercise, quit my day job, and so forth. The  ways to change my life listed here are meant to be less obvious, yet actually easier to do. Following through with just one of the methods is quite likely to create some … Read more

How to Change Habits Using the Present Moment

The present moment holds the secret key to how to change habits. I talked myself out of going to yoga. This was certainly not the first time I had not followed through on a plan. On this particular day, however, it occurred to me that one of the reasons we may not follow through on … Read more