When my stepson was a young boy just learning to read, he was riding in the car with his mom one day. As they passed a big box toy store, he jumped up in his seat and read out loud the words of the store’s big bright banner: “The new Lion King toys are here!”  

Nobody wants to suffer. Everyone wants to be happy.  But suffering is common, happiness is rare, and chaos is increasing. Why? Apparently, we lack important understandings about our true place in the world.

4-Part Webinar Series with Jack Elias, CHT We are all familiar with these 5 enemies of our well-being. And amid the difficulties we now face in our world, we may feel more vulnerable than ever to these inner trolls: Fear Blame Shame  Resentment Perfectionism We feel “bad” about having them.

Join us for this complimentary Zoom digital workshop hosted by Reimagine Festival: Life, Loss, and Love via LetsReimagine.org. Tuesday, June 30th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM PDT In this 1-1/2 hour workshop, Hypnosis/NLP trainer and longtime Buddhist practitioner Jack Elias will explain the 3 most common causes of anxiety and will teach 3 techniques to help you become free to flourish.

Getting stuck in anxious energy and busyness, but getting nowhere. Does this sound familiar? I call it "running in place," and it's a sure sign that I’ve stopped giving myself love and compassion. When you notice yourself doing this, don’t think, “I have to stop this.” Instead, think, “Oh! I'm running-in-place! I must be denying myself love and compassion.” Then if you like, you can put your hand to your heart as you do in the Hands Over Heart Technique I mentioned in this earlier post. . . .

If we are accustomed to living a "good life" of relative privilege, we can tend to be ashamed that we're afraid of epidemics, terrorism, and climate change. This unfortunate combination of feelings makes it difficult to develop a good course of action.