When I was living in Asia I was struck by the number of small kids, school children and students who were wearing glasses. Judging from the thickness of many of the lenses, they were severely near-sighted. I also noticed that small children were kept inside, often in small rooms...
Ever heard of Hakuin Ekaku? If not, then you're in for a major treat of wisdom today. Ekaku lived in Japan in the 1700s and is considered one of the most influential figures in Japanese Zen Buddhism. In his young age, he suffered a nervous breakdown and was sick for almost...
We all know that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Some of the most powerful people on earth are the dictators on the African continent that allow genocide and starvation in their backyard while they feast on delicacies. Their power, actions and decrees smack of madness. And that’s just it. They may very well...
Everyone needs a foundation, no matter what they are struggling with, and there are three steps to creating a healthier life recommended for everyone. I often get asked this question: If I had to give a few pieces of advice to people to live a more healthy life, what would...
Anxiety is a debilitating condition that more people experience than we like to admit. Our thoughts take over like a runaway train, and the more we try to control them and feel better, the worse our anxiety seems to get. It’s something I’ve experienced many times before, and best method...
At a certain point in our lives all of us develop a negative relationship with the mirror on the wall. It just keeps showing too many lines, too many grey hairs and sagging stuff everywhere. I know quite a few people who end up refusing to face the mirror for...
Here is a brilliant quote from Carl Jung that explains why so many of us are feeling lonely today. I can certainly relate to it and I'm sure you can too: “Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that...
Most women grow up believing that one day they'll eventually have a husband and kids. It's the "normal" thing to do. But the more I think about it, the more I realize that I don't want to have kids. I'm 28 now, and while I have nothing against kids per se, I...