What to Do About Your Mean Streak

What to Do About Your Mean Streak

Internet trolling, bullying, and epidemic snarkiness (online, in the grocery store, or even directed wordlessly to random people walking by) seem to be the new black. Sometimes I wonder, is this our paradigm now? Are we becoming meaner? Is our nature essentially...
Let Go Of Your Labels: A Mindful Practice

Let Go Of Your Labels: A Mindful Practice

Growing up, were you labeled the “sensitive genius”? The “rebel”? The “problem child”? The “nice guy”? I’ve especially enjoyed sporting the “smart aleck” persona, which is just one of the many identities I’ve walked around with, or have been dragged around by, over...
How Mindful Risks Can Create Lasting Change

How Mindful Risks Can Create Lasting Change

Being a stand-up comic was one of my fantasies. So when the owner of a chain of comedy clubs saw my one-woman show and invited me to perform at his venue, I was pretty excited. But as the date drew closer I became increasingly restless. “Why?” I screamed into my...
What Does It Mean to Be Grateful?

What Does It Mean to Be Grateful?

The breaking day was shimmering with the buzz of nature going about its business. Breathing in, I felt awakened by the delicate bite of the early spring air. Breathing out, I felt my warm breath rise like a morning prayer. There was nothing special going on, only...