7 Zen Stories That Give You a Glimpse of Enlightenment

Zen Story #1: The Pointer The Zen teacher’s dog loved his evening romp with his master. The dog would bound ahead to fetch a stick, then run back, wag his tail, and wait for the next game. On this particular evening, the teacher invited one of his brightest students to join him – a boy … Read more

How to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself

Guilt is good. Yes! Guilt actually encourages people to have more empathy for others, to take corrective action, and to improve themselves. Self-forgiveness after guilt is self-essential to esteem, which is key to enjoying life and relationships. Yet, for many, self-acceptance remains elusive because of unhealthy guilt. Unhealthy guilt causes anger and resentment, not only … Read more

28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

When the journey of self-betterment begins, we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves. It is a constant journey where we must be honest and open to change. Often we find improvement advice can be too metaphysical and theoretical. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve. I’ve compiled 28 … Read more

How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts & Thinking

How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts & Thinking

There’s something wrong with me, but it’s not something you can see. I’ve got no scar or suspect rash, no lump or bump or missing limb, no sudden slump or system crash. It’s this old ghost I’ve got, you see. It only shows its face to me. It plants these questions in my head and … Read more

How to Let Go of Fear

How to Let Go of Fear

She Let Go She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ … Read more

12 Unexpected Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

12 Unexpected Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

When I recommend meditation to my stressed-out friends, they often open their eyes wide and scrunch up their nose. “You mean, sit for an hour and think about nothing? I don’t think I can.” I understand. When you think of meditation, the first image that comes to mind is probably a yogi, sitting with a … Read more