• What are the health benefits of meditation?

    This post was originally published on the New York Times. Meditation has long been used to induce calm and physical relaxation. But research on its potential uses for treating medical problems “is still in its very early stages,” and designing trials can be challenging, said Richard J. Davidson, a neuroscientist

  • The Warriors and Winning

    Sports, and especially the NBA playoffs are a big deal that is watched by millions of mostly male viewers. It is all about completion and winning. NBA is highly competitive as is any other professional sport, and in the playoffs only the best teams get a chance to play. Usually

  • The Skeptic’s Guide to Meditation

    Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, once said, “Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” For thousands of years people have used meditation to receive profound

  • Miserable At Work – Consider These Simple Solutions

    As workers continue to get promoted to higher and better paying positions, the “sweet spot” of happiness they enjoyed early on in their career may be turning into work dissatisfaction and unhappiness later on. More money does not necessarily buy more happiness. Yet, work is a necessary human endeavor. So

  • Key to Freedom – Self-Awareness

    According to the Dalai Lama recent NYT article, if you want to attain inner peace and happiness – the key is self-awareness and choosing positive actions. With the help of scientist and Hollywood, the Dalai Lama has created Atlas of Emotions, a fun website that is a map the human

  • 3 Simple Tips to Help You Meditate Better

    Resting the mind during meditation is hard to do, especially with so many distractions around.  Whether it’s screaming children, a buzzing cellphone or construction outside, it’s not always easy to meditate relaxed, inwardly focused and with a clear mind. There are so many positive benefits to practicing meditation regularly though.

  • 5 Ways to Stop Negative Thought Patterns

    “Thought is one of the most powerful function of the human being. It can change one’s personality and one’s whole life,” according to HSY founder Nanette Hucknall. So it’s no surprise that negative thought patterns can have detrimental impact on our lives. Negative thoughts affect everyone from time to time.

  • The Many Joys of Feeling Blue

    The New York Times We are constantly searching for happiness and the next best new thing that will give us joy. It is hard to be alone, and this is especially true in America and other Western nations. All this searching can become tiring and even a downer, causing us

  • Mind Distractions and Meditation

    The New Yorker. It is hard to meditate, or is it? Maybe. Our busy minds find infinite number of distractions that keep us from relaxing and meditating. It is hard to stop our minds from constant barrage of incoming thoughts. Recent short post by Casey Johnston describes some common and

  • Your Past Does Not Have To Define Who You Are

    The New York Times. Most of us live our lives defined by our past formative experiences, good or bad. But what if that is not who you are – how do you change and become your true self? If you are interested in transforming yourself and finding happiness I encourage