Binaural Beats: The Meditation Sensation

Binaural Beats: The Meditation Sensation

Everyone has heard the word “meditation” before, with the word causing mixed reactions, both positive and negative, and indeed it does have its detractors. However, the world’s collective stress levels are climbing as capitalism tightens its grip around the throats of the very people seeking to escape its confines. Enter meditation. Meditation is the practice… Read more

5 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs

5 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs

Being independent of geographic location or an employer allows you more freedom to pursue lifestyles like the one I live at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in rural northeastern Missouri. Environmental sustainability depends on economic sustainability. Becoming a social entrepreneur is a way to marry your values with your independence. I love being a social entrepreneur and… Read more

Got anger? Get help.

Got anger? Get help.

“People often have to feel, acknowledge, and come to terms with their anger before they can arrive at genuine forgiveness or compassion.” ~ John Wellwood, Embodying Your Realization Why do our children make us angry? Why do we react to their anger with our own? Why can’t we reliably respond with loving kindness, teaching our… Read more

What Do You Want? 6 Steps to Manifest Your Dreams

What Do You Want?  6 Steps to Manifest Your Dreams

Do you ever just slog through the day doing the tasks you know you have to do, meeting your responsibilities, but not having fun? Does it seem like fun is something you had before you had kids? You used to be able to take the time to enjoy life, but not anymore. Or maybe it… Read more

Staying Happy Through the New Year: 2014 Happiness Calendar

Staying Happy Through the New Year: 2014 Happiness Calendar

Amp up the amount of happiness in your life each and every month of the year by intentionally focusing on 12 strategies that the science of happiness and well being has proven can increase your feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Even better: know that, if you add these actions to your life, your feelings of… Read more

Simple ways to weed out distractions in your life

Simple ways to weed out distractions in your life

Our world is full of stimulus—there’s always something to read, something to watch, somewhere to be; and it’s not always easy to determine what is a legitimate use of your time and attention. If you’re finding it hard to keep work at work, or can’t find enough time in the day, here are some great… Read more

This Two-Minute Tweak to Your Posture Could Change Your Life

This Two-Minute Tweak to Your Posture Could Change Your Life

“Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.” ~ Amy Cuddy I found the subject of this TED Talk by social psychologist Amy Cuddy to be very compelling, not just because of the possible impact for making personal changes by following her suggestions. I… Read more

How Busy Dads Stick to New Year’s Resolutions

How Busy Dads Stick to New Year’s Resolutions

(And avoid last year’s mistakes) It’s Early February, which means dedication to New Year’s resolutions is being sorely tested. We often talk about these commitments as if they’re a lost cause, but there’s more hope than you’d think: In a recent study, roughly 40 percent of those who made resolutions were still on track 6… Read more

How to Find the Courage to Change

How to Find the Courage to Change

[Author’s note: I suggested the topic of “The Courage to Change: Tips for making big life changes and how small changes often pave the way” without giving it too much thought. I’ve made lots of changes in my life and helped others make changes in theirs. Most recently I moved away from consumer culture to… Read more

Put Up or Shut Up

Put Up or Shut Up

The title may sound a bit abrasive, but I’ve found the maxim of “put up or shut up” to be true for me more often than not, and because I’ve been slacking in this area lately, I thought I’d share some of my recent thoughts on it with you. Read more