Happiness in the Here and Now.

One of the topics discussed in Thich Nhat Hanh's book Peace is Every Breath is "Contemplating Aimlessness".  He says, Contemplating aimlessness helps us stop feeling compelled to go around seeking after this and that, exhausting ourselves mentally and physically. Aimlessness means not chasing after anything, not setting any more objects in front of ourselves to … Continue reading Happiness in the Here and Now.

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott

I just finished reading Stitches. A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair. In short, this book explores the meaning of life, the meaning of suffering and in essence, what the purpose of life is.  Lamott talks about how she quit her last "real" job, as a writer at a magazine, when she was 21. She says, … Continue reading Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott

Tell Your Truth (and a tool to help you with that).

I've been reading a book called The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte.  It's about figuring out what your core desired feelings are.  That is, the feelings that you most want to feel in your life. Such as a sense of freedom, joy, tranquility, abundance, security, etc.  The reason for doing so is that it helps to know … Continue reading Tell Your Truth (and a tool to help you with that).

Healing Cancer – Two Sources of Inspiration and Guidance

Over the last couple of years, I've watched two people I know through work come face to face with cancer.  The courage and determination each of these people have shown during this very difficult life challenge has left me in awe.  I decided to read a couple of books about healing cancer so I could … Continue reading Healing Cancer – Two Sources of Inspiration and Guidance