Meditations for Happiness

Happiness is far more than a positive feeling that comes and goes. Science is now proving that happiness is a skill that you can develop. My audio program – Meditations for Happiness: Rewire Your Brain for Lasting Contentment and Peace – brings you a series of practices that allow you to literally rewire the neural

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Lighten Up

What’s weighing you down? The Practice: Lighten up. Why? On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What’s in your own backpack? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got too many items on each day’s To Do list and too much stuff in the closet. Too many entanglements

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Lighten Up

What’s weighing you down? The Practice: Lighten up. Why? On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What’s in your own backpack? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got too many items on each day’s To Do list and too much stuff in the closet. Too many entanglements

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Lighten Up

What’s weighing you down? The Practice: Lighten up. Why? On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What’s in your own backpack? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got too many items on each day’s To Do list and too much stuff in the closet. Too many entanglements

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Being For Yourself

This is the third post in the series on Your Precious Life. Here’s Part One and Part Two. In it we’ll find the new strength you can uncover through Being For Yourself. Let’s begin with another practice, similar to the one we did in the last post. But this time we’ll focus inward, and bring

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Rick’s Picks: 40 Days of Dating

Rick’s Picks is a new series of posts highlighting the very best content online. What do you do when you’re tired of the prospect of dating? Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for 40 days. It’s been said that it takes 40

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Meditations to Change Your Brain

In this audio excerpt from Meditations to Change Your Brain: Rewire Your Neural Pathways to Transform Your Life, Richard Mendius and I offer seven guided practices to “rebuild” your brain for lasting joy and fulfillment. I hope you like it. I’d love to hear your feedback about this audio excerpt in the comments below!

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Enjoy Four Kinds of Peace

What’s your sense of peace? The Practice: Enjoy four kinds of peace. Why? “Peace” can sound merely sentimental or clichéd (“visualize whirled peas”). But deep down, it’s what most of us long for. Consider the proverb: The highest happiness is peace. Not a peace inside that ignores pain in oneself or others, or is acquired by shutting down.

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Being For Something

This is the second post in the series on Your Precious Life. You can find Part One here. In it we’ll look at the power of Being For Something. Let’s do a brief practice together. Think of it as an exercise for your mind. You can keep your eyes open or closed, take notes or

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Rick’s Picks: Amazing Modern Dance Piece

Rick’s Picks is a new series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Australian dancer and choreographer Wade Robson choreographed this beautiful modern dance piece set to John Mayer’s Slow Dancing in a Burning Room. He shot this short video staring two of his dancers that really connected with the piece, Ben Susak &

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