Does the idea of a “joyful relationship” sound far-fetched? Everyone wants happy and healthy connections! So why is it such a challenge to maintain happiness and harmony in our relationships?
Nobody wants a bad relationship. Everyone wants happy and healthy connections. But arguments flare, harmony is rare, and chaos appears to be everywhere. Our interactions often lead to suffering, despite our best efforts to the contrary.
I was asked recently, “Given how much violence and political unrest has increased in our society, isn’t it healthy to fear for my child’s safety?” The welfare of our children is a compelling natural concern for almost all living beings – not just human beings.
A big part of the transformational process is challenging negative self talk (mean and nasty internal dialogue). Again and again we need to look at, see, and then cut through the roots and causes of self hatred.
Do you struggle when correcting your young child's behavior? When your toddler starts invading the kitchen cabinets, Jack Elias gives these 4 key guidelines for parenting with kindness.
What would you say if I told you, “Everything that distresses you is irrelevant”? Distress, worry . . . irrelevant!? Most people are puzzled and annoyed by this proposition –– some folks get very angry!
Anger comes from a creeping sense that we are small and in some way lacking. We’re usually unconscious of this sense of smallness, but it makes us cling to what I call “lower self qualities.”
More than anyone else, my Buddhist teachers taught me how to relate to questions and questioning. They taught me the art of inquiry which led to what I now call Therapeutic Inquiry.
At the end of this post you’ll have learned three science-backed ways to beat stress – methods that will bring a profound relaxation into your days, even if you’re a person who must make many daily decisions.
Have you ever worked really hard to accomplish a goal and when you did accomplish it you felt a big let down? This kind of disillusionment is very common.