Take Three Deep Breaths

Last year I accidentally hired a meditation coach. Seriously…. I went looking for a business coach who could help me with a specific business challenge I was experiencing and wound up engaging someone who teaches meditation.
Here’s how it happened. I combed the Internet until I found one with the background I was looking for…

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…

Write it Down and Get it Done

Everyone makes list. Shopping lists. New Year’s resolutions. Priorities.
Lists are a powerful tool for getting things done and I confess that I have always been a bit of an obsessive list maker. I have to do lists, not to do lists, and tracking lists. I have so many lists I sometimes feel like I…

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…

Most Popular Posts of 2012

Looking back at this blog’s stats for most read posts in 2012 shows my original vegan-paleo post is at the top of the list for the third year in a row. Obviously there is still a lot of interest in modifying the paleo program.
Here are the other posts in the top 10 for 2012:

A Vegan…

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…

Money Game for Kids

Lately we have been playing a fun money game with our kids.
We take a stack of coins and create a series of math challenges for each of our girls to figure out.
For example, I might put 7 pennies in one pile and 2 nickels in another pile and ask which one is worth…

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…

The Wonder Garden – Lessons and Fun with Our Organic Home Vegetable Garden

You might have seen a bunch of garden and vegetable pics in my tumbler feed on this site over the summer. They all came from our backyard garden and, to mix metaphors, they represented the fruits of our labor.
Last spring we embarked on ambitious mission to grow a ton of food in our backyard. We…