Some years ago, I was having a conversation with Jacinda Arden, the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. In the last few days, she has commented that anyone can become the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Obviously, the same is true in America. It made me wonder if I was in charge of a country, what would I do? I think this is an excellent question for us to ask ourselves.
Apart from a beautiful quote from Gandhi I promise I am not going to talk politics today. I know some of you see this space as a refuge from the political madness of the world. I will instead, talk about where lasting change comes from - a place where you are in control! Now that sounds good, doesn’t it?
More and more people are feeling isolated as this pandemic continues. However, there is a way that we can connect that is powerful. In today’s podcast, I show you how this powerful tool.
There is a lot of hatred displayed to us in the world right now through politics, social media and the news. Today I reflect on this and offer a tool to counter it.
When can distraction be positive in our lives? There are times when it can be the best tool in our toolkit. In today’s podcast, I explain how we can use it.
If our emotions tend to run away on us, practicing equanimity can be a powerful antidote. What is equanimity, and how can we work with it?
We are living in a time where we are becoming more and more caught in our tribal bubbles. In today’s podcast, I discuss a powerful and simple practice to help us remember who we are.
As the world changes, it can be easy for us to forget the way things used to be. Today’s podcast, is a reflection on some of the rights we take for granted.
If there is one thing that is true right now is that it is challenging. A lot is going on. So how can we help ourselves feel better about this situation that we find ourselves in. This is what I discuss in today’s podcast.
Keeping our bodies well and healthy is more important than ever during this pandemic. For many of us, it’s been hard not to put on some extra weight. If you have and you wish you could lose that quarantine 15, I may have the answer for you.
Today I am answering a question about how not to get down on ourselves when we make a mistake. It’s so easy for us to do and yet so essential for us to address doing it differently.
Why is it that some people appear to be lucky a lot? Is there a way to actively bring more luck into your life? Yes, there is, and in today’s podcast, I explain how.
It’s the weekend. often our weekends are filled with activity. Do we ever truly rest in this modern world? Today I talk about the importance of deep rest.
A student wrote and asked me how to manage an upset when it seems to cloud her whole day. In today’s podcast, I give you a technique to help you manage this exact situation.
Today I woke to such thick smoke that it’s not possible to go outside. It’s a reminder of how each day we get to choose how we show up.
It is painful when people hurt us. In today’s podcast, I answer some questions from a student of mine who needs to understand how to love and accept someone who hurt her.
What can you do when there is a conflict with someone? In today’s podcast, I discuss how individuals and countries are similar in this regard, and I tell a story of an issue I resolved with someone, just in the nick of time.
In The Guardian today there is the story of a young man. At 31 years old he only has a few weeks to live. He shares his reflections on life and death.
Elliot Dallen and his sister
How do we become better people? Look around you. The great news is that your teachers are everywhere.