The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

~ Zen Habits By Leo Babauta ~ Human connections can bring so much value to our lives. Relationships give us a sense of belonging in a group, a sense of identity within the group and reason not to feel lonely. We learn from others’ experiences and insight, and we learn together by pursuing new experiencesContinue Reading

Choose To Love

Choose To Love

~ Rick Hanson’s Wise Brain Blog ~ When we choose to love, we have to set aside the busy-ness in our lives and choose people. I challenge you to create a shared ritual in your own life, if not daily, then at least weekly? Think how it would feel to provide the powerful comfort ofContinue Reading

The Mental Habit of Feeling Rushed and Overwhelmed

The Mental Habit of Feeling Rushed and Overwhelmed

~ Zen Habits By Leo Babauta ~ We all can feel rushed and overwhelmed with the busyness of life at times, as we rush around trying to get it all done. Well, if we could take more moments to be mindful, then we may be more able to create better habits, and connect more with what’sContinue Reading

I Am My Own Best Friend

I Am My Own Best Friend

I am just amazed at how often I hear the phrase, “I am my own worst enemy,” or some other similar phrase implying the ideas of being self-critical or self-sabotaging. I wonder to myself how might someone’s life look different in the days and weeks ahead if they could turn this statement upside down. What wouldContinue Reading

Two Ways to Form Habits Effortlessly

Two Ways to Form Habits Effortlessly

~ Zen Habits By Leo Babauta ~ Slip into new habits. Instead of making a big deal about it, just start doing it, on a very, very small scale. Meditate for 10 seconds when you wake up in the morning, do one push-up, eat one vegetable. And have a reminder set where you will lookContinue Reading

Changing the Stories In Your Head

Changing the Stories In Your Head

~ Zen Habits By Leo Babauta ~ Sometimes the stories that we tell ourselves get us into lots of trouble, even when we are working hard to make a positive change in our lives. The stories we tell can get in our way instead of helping us to achieve our goals. So, a story like,Continue Reading

The Practice of Intentional Dialogues

The Practice of Intentional Dialogues

~ Zen Habits By Leo Babauta ~ It is so important to find methods for communicating with your partner to build trust and closeness. Leo Babuta’s article below describes the practice of Intentional Dialogues. This practice asks you to listen to your partner, and respond back with words showing that you heard what was said, andContinue Reading

You Never Have to Put Anyone Out of Your Heart

You Never Have to Put Anyone Out of Your Heart

~ Rick Hanson’s Wise Brain Blog ~ We all have difficult people in our lives and some of us have more than our fair share. I really appreciated Rick Hanson’s method for coping with this. He asks us to keep our heart open, even in the midst of dealing with difficult people. He doesn’t suggestContinue Reading