Unraveling the Web of Stress

Discovering the roots of the stress we experience in our lives can  help us to better understand how to lessen it.  Often, the things that put pressure on us or that we worry about tend to sneak in under the radar, invading our subconscious and just generally draining energy out of our day. Undetected stress…

Bad Things Don’t Happen to Bad People

This morning, I woke up to snow – quite a bit, and the thick gray horizon that comes with moisture in the atmosphere.  It made for a combination of low visibility and the vertigo-inspiring flurry of blowing snowflakes. Chaos is everywhere.  It occurs in every aspect of our lives, even in the midst of order…

A Stretch for Sciatic Pain

Here is a simple stretch that can be used to relieve sciatic pain, or pain in the low back that tends to extend down into the legs.  Sciatic pain refers to discomfort that radiates along the path of your sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks.  Please do not…

Good Vibes

I discovered in a fascinating Scientific American article that all known matter in the universe is constantly in motion.  Vibrating, actually.  This includes objects that appear to be completely stationary.  They are  in fact resonating, oscillating, vibrating at different frequencies.  So ultimately, all matter is simply composed on various vibrations, of molecules and atoms. Something…

Calling Yourself Back

Where are you right now?  Are you all here, 100%?  You might look down at yourself and say, “Yes, I’m all here.” But are you really? We tend to not be.  We tend to send ourselves, energetically, into the past or the future.  Is part of your mind worried about how your job review will…

When to Worry

Can you remember the last serious thing you worried about?  Chances are, it wasn’t that long ago.  And chances are, your worry did nothing to change the outcome. Now, take just a moment and think back – across the whole span of your life – was there ever a reason to worry? I have spent…

Thought Investment

So many thoughts enter and pass through our minds every day.  So many, in fact, that we stop really noticing them.  It’s like a TV or radio continuously playing in the background.  Because we do not really notice them as thoughts, as manifestations outside of our true inner self, it is tantalizing to follow them….

How to Be Happy

A common misleading idea that many of us fall into is that we must find happiness outside of our own selves. The formula goes like this: Have —-> Do —-> Be If I have this new car, then I will be able to drive to the beach whenever I want, and then I will be…

How to Find Your Path

Okay, so this title is a little misleading. Because you’re already on it. It’s tempting to imagine your path as a place just a few feet away from where you are now, if only you could find it. Right now you might feel lost in dark, thick woods, where the footing is not great and…

Acceptance

Resistance causes suffering. It also does not change outward situations. Instead, it can cause you to exert unnecessary energy as you brace against the shift that is happening. Change is inevitable; all things change. Change is often uncomfortable, but it is usually our resistance to change that makes it this way. What is a solution?…