The Importance of Giving

In response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake, people from every walk of life immediately stepped up to lend a hand. A fundraising campaign done solely through text messages raised $24 million for the Red Cross in less than a week. (To donate, text...

Stop Stress by Expanding Your "Circle of Nice"

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait for summer vacation to start? Now that you’re an adult, vacations often mean standing in line, sitting in traffic, and dealing with economic stress. Instead of letting stress get you down, remember that...

Ditch the Negative Drama

Years ago, a lovely woman who works for me made it almost a daily ritual to tell me all the negative drama and complaints from people at my business. She truly believed she was doing me a favor, and I think she thought it was a compliment that people brought her their...

Pay It Forward

Sometimes you're not nice and, for whatever reason, you can't go back and apologize to people for having been mean, malicious, or unkind to them. The main thing to realize is that feeling guilty will only delay and obstruct the lessons and practices of...

Find Your Own Path

The routines for acquiring spiritual balance are different for each individual. For some, spending weekends at the beach or up in the mountains, where they can clear their mind and take in nature, helps them balance themselves spiritually. For others, doing volunteer...