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Too Busy? Here Is Your (Surprising) Antidote.

Too Busy? Here Is Your (Surprising) Antidote.

Saturday mornings when I was growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, I learned a life-long lesson. My habit was to sit with a box of Fruit Loops watching Fat Albert and The Jetsons. This meant that it was coming up on 11 am. My mother would eventually find me sequestered in my childish… Read More

What To Do Next (When Obstacles Seem To Block Your Way)

Working with Obstacles

Skillfully working with obstacles is a major part of establishing a solid foundation on a spiritual path, and an essential component of emotional well-being. Read More

Working With Emotions: One Way To Reduce Suffering

Working With Emotions: One Way To Reduce Suffering

Working with emotions might just be the most important life skill we can cultivate. I recently attended a powerful retreat with Tsognyi Rinpoche here in Crestone. During one of his guided meditations he offered: no matter how we conceive of a problem situation, the root of our troubles is always emotional. We may have financial… Read More

When You Feel Like Giving Up

When You Feel Like Giving Up

If you feel like giving up, it implies that you are trying to get somewhere. But the truth is that there is no goal. And isn’t this really what makes us unhappy? Thinking that we have not reached our goals? We want happiness, success, abundance, love, recognition, and when we feel we don’t measure up against our goals, we suffer. The true prize, if there is one, is the ability to be ok with whatever arises. And this takes practice. Read More

Some Tools To Help You Set Intentions For The New Year

Some Tools To Help You Set Intentions For The New Year

It’s so easy to grasp at what we think will make us happy. When you finally realize that nothing outside is going to satisfy your deepest desires for happiness, you can let go. So listen up: stop looking outside for happiness! You know this. Now believe it and live it! Read More

When Dead Ends Are Doorways, Or, When Your Goals For The Year Turn Out To Be A Total Freaking Disaster

When Dead Ends Are Doorways, Or, When Your Goals For The Year Turn Out To Be A Total Freaking Disaster

Reinventing yourself means breaking the mold, questioning your intentions, dwelling in the dark depths of uncertainty without hope of finding a quick answer. It means looking hard at the recurring themes: the habits that you’ve developed whether consciously or not, that open the door when suffering knocks. The ones that bring you to your knees. Again. There is no system for this, no 10 step practice, no self-help Ted talk, no app that you can download. Read More

Relax and Listen To Your Body’s Wisdom

Relax and Listen To Your Body’s Wisdom

Your body knows when a situation or an activity is aligned with your inner wisdom and it will tell you so: by becoming either relaxed and healthy or stressed and sick. When you relax and listen to your body’s wisdom your intentions are attuned to your actions and struggle vanishes. Read More

Cutting Anxiety At The Root

Cutting Anxiety At The Root

Anxiety is an emotional response to a perceived lack or expectation of things being different than they actually are. The solution is to accept things as they are right here and right now. Here’s an exercise to help you do that.
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Why You Need A Creative Outlet

Why You Need A Creative Outlet

We are creative beings. As technology reaches into the farthest reaches of civilization, we are becoming a planet of consumers. The opposite of consumer is a producer: someone who creates. Read More

Equanimity: The Universal Panacea

Equanimity: The Universal Panacea

Equanimity is the attitude of regarding all sentient beings as equals. It is also the practice of viewing all apparent phenomena as dreamlike and illusory. That way, we can accept whatever arises, whether or not the situation conforms to our wishes. Read More

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