QUIZ: How Strong is Your Center?

In relationships, it’s natural to join with others, but it’s also fundamentally important to have a strong sense of your own autonomy. By strengthening your sense of “me” – in effect, establishing a kind of secure base inside yourself, – you will be more able to explore “we” out in the world. Find out how

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Gretchen Rubin Interview on Gratitude

Discover some simple yet powerful ways to become happier in this conversation with Gretchen Rubin—author of The Happiness Project. In this Foundations of Well-Being interview, Gretchen gets very practical and shares an easy path towards greater well-being, from the first things you do in the…

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QUIZ: Can You Calm Yourself?

“Life is wiggly,” as Alan Watts put it, and the parasympathetic wing of the nervous system helps us ride out the wiggles – and bumps – of everyday living. This ancient part of your nervous system is soothing, calming, and refueling. Find out how skillful…

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QUIZ: Can You Calm Yourself?

“Life is wiggly,” as Alan Watts put it, and the parasympathetic wing of the nervous system helps us ride out the wiggles – and bumps – of everyday living. This ancient part of your nervous system is soothing, calming, and refueling. Find out how skillful you are at activating this to replace stress, anxiety, and

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James Doty Interview on Service

“What happens so many times in our lives is, we walk by people – we don’t really look at them. When you take the time to look, to truly see, then there’s this explosion of opportunity to care and have an impact. The goodness you…

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James Doty Interview on Service

“What happens so many times in our lives is, we walk by people – we don’t really look at them. When you take the time to look, to truly see, then there’s this explosion of opportunity to care and have an impact. The goodness you…

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Being at Peace with the Pain of Others

Can you stay open to the pain of others? The Practice: Being at peace with the pain of others. Why? Humans are an empathic, compassionate, and loving species, so it is natural to feel sad, worried, or fiery about the troubles and pain of other…

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QUIZ: Can You Control Your Inner Critic?

Do you have a sense of a strong part of yourself that soothes, calms, encourages, and sticks up for you? Or does it feel like your inner critic – finding fault with you, minimizing your pain and your needs, tearing you down – has the…

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QUIZ: Can You Control Your Inner Critic?

Do you have a sense of a strong part of yourself that soothes, calms, encourages, and sticks up for you? Or does it feel like your inner critic – finding fault with you, minimizing your pain and your needs, tearing you down – has the upper hand? Find out how skillful you are at controlling

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Be Amazed

Are you paying attention? The Practice: Be amazed. Why? Last night, stressing about undone tasks, I glanced in a mirror and saw my t-shirt, with its picture of a galaxy and a little sign sticking up out of its outer swirls, saying “you are here.”…

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