Happiness

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. Read More

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 and ask yourself: [mks_highlight color=”#eeee22″]”are these hands really me?”[/mks_highlight] What if you lost your hands in an accident…would you still be you? Of course right? Now look at your legs and ask the same question: “If I didn’t have these legs, would I still be me?” What part of you is really you? Read More

Who Knows What is Good and What is Bad

We all experience ups and downs in life but it’s important to remember that we should never get caught up in these moments. To enjoy the “whole” experience of life, we must learn to see past the individual highs and lows and instead focus our perspective on the big picture. Read More

4 Principles That Will Change Your Life For the Better

Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, these four principles/agreements are essential steps on the path to a better life. Read More

The #1 Secret to Happiness: Trying

The secret to joy is simpler than you might think — and it requires nothing more than an intention to be happy. Simply trying to be happy can actually boost your well-being, according to two experimental studies recently published in The Journal of Positive Psychology. Read More

Are You Stuck? Let It Go!

Do you know how they trap certain species of monkeys in Africa? Some of the indigenous populations devised an ingenious method to trap monkeys. They would take a coconut, a jar, or a container and make a hole small enough for the monkey to stick it’s hand in it. Then they would place a piece of fruit or food inside the container and wait for the monkey to come down and stick their hand in to grab the fruit. Read More

The Art of Being

In today’s hyper connected world, it’s really difficult to be mindful and connected to the present. It’s hard enough to master “the art of being”, but you add in something as small as a smartphone with ubiquitous wifi or data access, and it becomes virtually impossible. One of the simplest (simple does not mean easy) ways to find joy in your everyday life is by just being. Read More