What To Do When Bored In Any Situation

What To Do When Bored: Photo of Magdalena

I’m never bored. It’s not because I have some magic list of what to do when bored. I just don’t experience boredom, perhaps in the same way that a sociopath doesn’t experience empathy.  In the past I’ve tried to explain this to bored friends (who were certainly not bored from hanging out with me, ahem, … Read more

Conscious Parenting and the Power of the Present Moment

Conscious Parenting and the Power of the Present Moment

Motherhood is hard. It is by far the most demanding and relentless responsibility I’ve ever had. The full reality of parenthood is not often talked about. There’s a lot of hype about how rewarding it is . . . yes . . . and . . . I never hear about any pre-parenthood counseling that … Read more

Courting the Wild: How to Spark and Nurture a Love Affair with Nature

How to be a Nature Lover

As I attempt to tackle this lofty topic, I have some reservations. Writing about how to love nature is dangerous territory. The risks of spiritual pomposity or airy-fairy Walden-esque prose gather all around, waiting for the first chance to jump onto the page and turn this article into utter fluff.     There is also the … 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

What is Life?

What is Life? What is the Meaning of Life? Why Are We Here?

Let’s skip some airy-fairy intro to this topic. Seriously folks, what is life? What are we doing here? Why are we conscious, sentient beings? In our attempts to figure out What is life? we’ve got a couple certainties we can start with. For one, change is constant. Things change all the time whether we want … 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