5 Tips for the Overwhelmed
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5 Tips for the Overwhelmed

As an entrepreneur, I’ve had my share of overwhelming times where I felt like the sky was literally falling around me. This feeling isn’t unique to entrepreneurs, it can be experienced by anyone at virtually any point in life. Whether it’s family/relationship, work, financial, or just seasonal circumstances that are causing the stress and feelings...

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying
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The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

The famous Tibetan poet Milarepa once said: [mks_highlight color=”#eeee22″]”My religion is to live – and die – without regret.”[/mks_highlight] I remember writing that quote down in my journal with a big star next to it that said, “me too!” It’s been almost 4 years since I wrote that down. I recently came across a book...

The Illusion of Certainty
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The Illusion of Certainty

Life is a beautiful thing! Earlier this week, my wife gave birth to our third child, a sweet baby girl that we’ve named Genevieve Adele. Having a child is such an incredible experience.

Understanding the Law of Karma
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Understanding the Law of Karma

Karma is such a common word…It’s perhaps one of the most well-known words from Buddhist vocabulary, but it’s also the most misunderstood. Generally, when you hear the word karma, what comes to mind? Most likely it’s something along the lines of “what goes around, comes around”, right? It’s common to think of karma as a...

11 Tips for Mindful Living
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11 Tips for Mindful Living

Meditation Meditation is where mindful living starts. It doesn’t have to be complicated, just sit for 5-10 minutes and learn to “be in the present”. Focus your attention on your breath. Notice when your thoughts wander from your breath, and gently return to the breath. The real meditation practice is how we live our lives...

What part of you is really you?
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What part of you is really you?

In Buddhism, we talk about the concept of “no self”, the idea that things have no intrinsic existence of their own. Take a moment and look down at your hands right now, they’re probably holding your phone or holding the mouse, ready to click away from this article (don’t do it!). But look at them...

Beware of Labels
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Beware of Labels

One of my favorite Buddhist concepts is the concept of “emptiness“. It’s a central teaching in Buddhism and yet it’s often misunderstood. [mks_highlight color=”#eeee22”]Emptiness does not mean nothingness[/mks_highlight]. In fact, the proper understanding of emptiness is so vital that the great Buddhist philosopher/poet Nagarjuna wrote: “Emptiness wrongly grasped is like picking up a poisonous snake by the wrong...

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