Reflections from the Porch

This is the fourth post in the series on Your Precious Life. Here’s Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. In it we’ll look back on our lives from a perspective set many years in the future. We’ll start by imagining that you are sitting on a porch somewhere, on your rocking chair, very old

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Rick’s Picks: Powers of Ten

Rick’s Picks is a new series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Sometimes it’s a great reminder to see our relative size,

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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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