The Passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master

If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything. – Thich Nhat Hanh “Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who was one of the world’s most influential Zen masters, spreading messages of mindfulness, compassion and nonviolence, died on Saturday at his home in the Tu Hieu Temple in Hue,Continue reading “The Passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master”

Addiction as a means of self-regulation: circumventing the vicious cycle

If there is one thing I’ve learned in all of my life, it is that the body and mind are always right. And, the problem we think we have is almost never the actual problem, and if we ask a better question we will arrive at a better answer. The body and mind are alwaysContinue reading “Addiction as a means of self-regulation: circumventing the vicious cycle”

Managing New Years Overwhelm

I feel like psychologists laugh when they hear people proclaim “New Year, New Me”. Not because they are cynical, but because they know how difficult it is to change even one thing, let alone a deeply engrained ego identity constructed over a lifetime. Nevertheless, I think we all start the new year with a grandContinue reading “Managing New Years Overwhelm”

Finding A Home in the Cosmos: Cosmic (In)significance and the Interconnectedness of All Things

“Life is meaningless.” There is a general sense of malaise that runs rampant among those without religious beliefs. With the advent of atheism, and with the gaining of scientific understanding, many of us are faced with the loss of a sense of purpose and position in the universe. Many of us live with an underlying,Continue reading “Finding A Home in the Cosmos: Cosmic (In)significance and the Interconnectedness of All Things”

10 Empowering Truths to Embody in 2022

The best way to predict your future is to create it.   – Peter Drucker It’s not success if it robs me of happiness or peace. I can act differently than how I feel.  If I take action towards my goal, I will reach it. If put the effort in, it’ll happen.  I’m able toContinue reading “10 Empowering Truths to Embody in 2022”