psychology

SELFISHLY SELFLESS: Enlightened self-interest and the myth of pure altruism

SELFISHLY SELFLESS: Enlightened self-interest and the myth of pure altruism

Is it possible to do things with absolutely no expectation of a return? Is there such a thing as a completely selfless act? The hills...
May 3, 2015 × 1 comment

personal growth

DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE: Live a life of joy, love and fulfillment

DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE: Live a life of joy, love and fulfillment

There is, without a doubt, a purpose for your life. There is a reason why you are here. There are things you were meant to do and be...
April 27, 2015 × 0 comments

engaged spirituality

FULFILLING MISSION: A personal story of a life of service

FULFILLING MISSION: A personal story of a life of service

It was his passion for service that allowed the legendary Arthur of old to draw the sword Excalibur out of the marble stone and anvil...
April 25, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

MASTER YOUR OWN LIFE: Six strategies for attaining freedom and feeling great

MASTER YOUR OWN LIFE: Six strategies for attaining freedom and feeling great

Excerpted from Feeling Great: Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment, a guidebook for a lifetime of satisfaction...
April 22, 2015 × 0 comments

mindfulness practice

THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO: Why bother meditating?

THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO: Why bother meditating?

I’ve been meditating for many years but there are still days when I feel like it’s something I need to tick off the to-do list....
April 20, 2015 × 0 comments

mindful living

SAUDADE: Existential sadness

SAUDADE: Existential sadness

A pastime that gives me great pleasure, and whiles away many delightful hours, is researching and learning foreign words and phrases...
April 19, 2015 × 0 comments

contemplations

ACCEPTANCE AND EQUANIMITY: A lesson learned from a falling mandarin

ACCEPTANCE AND EQUANIMITY: A lesson learned from a falling mandarin

As I was walking through the Shechen Ogyen Chodzong nunnery in Bhutan with my guides Tsering and Lobsang, a lone mandarin tree dropped...
April 17, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry, writing

JOURNALING AND POETRY: Accessing the poet in you!

JOURNALING AND POETRY: Accessing the poet in you!

April has been recognized by the American Academy of Poets as National Poetry Month. There’s something about poetry in every...
April 12, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

TALES OF LONG AGO: Childhood memories from Flynn Park Elementary School

TALES OF LONG AGO: Childhood memories from Flynn Park Elementary School

Stories from childhood are like myths and legends of one’s life. They can be told for their own sake, and a listener or reader will...
April 10, 2015 × 0 comments