the good life
The minimalist movement is in full swing. More so than ever before, a large percentage of us are realising that chasing more just isn't doing it for us. We need something else and that something else leads us to the pursuit of less.
Many of us view mindfulness meditation as a bunch of hippie dippie new age poppycock, just something people do to appear holier than thou or fit into the bohemian sub-culture.
GPS for the Soul
In the back of our minds are always questions. What is life for? Is this what I am meant to do? Am I living life to the fullest? Where's the joy? How can I live 'the Good Life?'
Night after night, we lose ourselves in sleep, ever optimistic that our dreams will bring comfort, inspiration and pleasure. That's not always the case, of course. Our fears can manifest in our slumbering minds and even attack our vulnerable souls.
I see too many people who don't treat themselves well. Who don't think they are worth the good ice cream. Here are five things you can do right now to treat yourself like company.
My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. She also ranks among the wisest people I know.
Many of us entered adulthood excited about the future. As we prepare our children to come of age, we need to focus less on our differences and more on our shared goals
On a recent road-trip to central Nebraska, my son Marcus leaned back and sighed, "This is the good life." That particular weekend there was much ado about Nebraska's slogan: "The Good Life." So I smiled in agreement while my mind wandered over the parallel metaphor to our world.
My belief now is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. I think a "good life" has similar elements among people, but how we attain it and what we put into the boxes can be so dissimilar.
The truth is we end stress in the present moment--right here, right now--not once and for all. We either end stress by choosing to be undaunted and at peace the moment a stressor raises its head ... or we don't. Peace is the polar opposite of stress and anxiety.
Home & Living
It's been years since any true New York-California contest forced us to pledge our allegiance to a team, an artist, a way
In order to really succeed in life and experience the best God has to offer, we must ensure that our lives are lived by the principles which guarantee such a life.
Culture & Arts
The death of Bob Larbey last week received little if any attention on English television. Bob Larbey deserved better, because he was an artist who helped transform television.
The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.
If a libertarian world is made happy by replacing political aggression and force with the actions of people who are civil and tolerant, then we cannot expect people to come to our side if we cannot even exhibit those qualities.
I took a step back, not only to give myself a chance to breathe, but also to identify the variables in my life I could control to achieve better work-life satisfaction (a term I now prefer over "balance").
The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she
Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations