Category Archives: Zen

There are no good or bad events

All the events in our lives trigger good and bad emotions, but it is worth considering that the idea of good and bad events only exist in our mind.
An event is only good or bad once we assign to it a positive or negative emotion and furthermore every event can be both good and…

49 Happiness Habits

Here are some of my favorite daily practices for making life great. I call them happiness habits. I know some of them seem a bit hippy dippy, but they work.
Try adding one or two to your daily routine or let me know in the comments section below if you have any of your own…

How to Meditate with Kids Around

For anyone who has tried any activity such as working, reading, talking in the phone or exercising with young kids around, you know how tough it is. Kids want attention and they want to be involved. Many times, I have practiced yoga at home with my kids climbing on my back or crawling over or…

What Is and the Search for Answers

Many of us are seekers, looking for answers, searching for the truth, trying to understand why things happen and what is our purpose.
We struggle with these questions sometimes becoming frustrated and unhappy in the process.
But what if there were no answers? What if our whole life was one big image perceived by our eyes and…

Kill Your Cable – It Will Change Your Life

This past spring we cut our cable TV service, like many people have, to avoid paying the high cost of service plus equipment rental, but it has turned out to be a great decision for so many other reasons beside costs savings. Here’s why.
Less Couch Potato-ing. – Studies have shown that when…

What do you want?

Beautiful lecture by the late Alan Watts on the importance of pursuing your dreams.

The Journey is the Destination

I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while climbing it. – Andy Rooney
We are always going somewhere, but that somewhere isn’t here yet and in the meantime, life goes by. Thats a lot of precious time to let slip by without enjoying it…

Jewish Food for Thought

Found an amusing set of animations via my buddy Sean Malone who sent a link to these videos.
On Gratitude:

On Love:

Travels

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck

Moral Schizophrenia

Inspired by the
vegcomic.com post Double (Cheeseburger) Standard, I realized we are all, at one time or another, guilty of Moral Schizophrenia (when one promotes a certain set of moral values, but acts in way that conflicts with these values). Using vegcomic’s example, one would be morally schizophrenic if they loved animals and decried animal abuse,…