Four Surprising Breathing Exercises to Increase Wellness

Breath is life, yet how many of us take this for granted? If this is you, you might want to give it a bit more of your attention. Why? Because babies are born knowing how to breathe properly. They are deep belly breathers. By the time we are twelve years old, most of us are […]

Why Culture + Education = A Happier Life

We spend a lot of time educating our children and ourselves so that we become¬†more powerful. It’s that “Knowledge is power” thing. Education can help us to get a better job. It can help us to out perform our adversaries. It can give us a sense of safety.¬†It can help affirm that we are right. […]

To Be or Not To Be

I travel often and take others on spiritual journeys. Every tour is rejuvenating. Every experience provides growth. Every one helps me to feel both more grounded and connected with everything else. There is always a theme. Usually I decide ahead of time and set that intention. With this last trip I didn’t do that, and […]

Stop Using Speech as a Weapon

We live in an age where everyone has a potential audience. Anything you post online could potentially “go viral.” If you comment on a news story, you could find yourself arguing with someone across the world or making a new friend. As with anything, this could be a really positive, unifying thing or an ugly, […]

Ask Useful Questions

If you want growth, you have to be able to ask useful questions. Useful questions take you from where you are to where you want to be. They are productive, creative, positive, and affirming. The answers provide information that you didn’t already have or combine data that was previously unrelated in ways that lead to […]

The Downside to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is all the rage now. You see it in universities, corporate America, therapy offices, as well as New Age establishments. We all hear about the benefits that come from chilling out. And why not? It’s really great stuff, right? What you don’t hear about is the missing warning label. Yes, like all things, there […]

Every Day in Every Way, I am Getting Better and Better

Some of you are familiar with Emile Coue’s famous phrase, “Every day in every way, I am getting better and better.” Coue` was a French psychologist who believed that most of our problems -mental and physical – were a result of our thinking. He came up with this affirmation and had his patients repeat it […]

Healing Meditations

Healing meditation can be used to bring calm, tranquility, and healing to yourself, others, and the world. It can happen instantaneously or sometimes it takes a bit more time. You can spend as little as five minutes per day on it or do it for a longer period of time. Here are three examples to […]

Live Intentionally

Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, “How did I get here?” You are not alone. Lots of people find themselves in jobs, relationships, or in situations that they feel they didn’t choose and would never choose. How does that happen? One mindless decision at a time. When you live intentionally, this can […]