Etiquette of the Soul

Etiquette of the Soul

Fundamentally, social manners consist of taking into account how people feel. Not in a scary, co-dependent way, but in a compassionate and inclusive way. Showing up on time, waiting your turn, please-and-thank-you…pretty basic stuff, really. But...

Science Says…Picture Yourself Happy

Science Says…Picture Yourself Happy

The other day, a virtual stranger – a Twitter friend I’ve never met in person but have been interacting with for years – shared with me in private that she’d gotten married. Suddenly, unexpectedly. She found love where she least looked for it or...

The Language of Love

The Language of Love

Perhaps you’ve tuned into a similarity of language in many voice-guided meditations. For example, in QuietSelf guided meditations, the words notice and now come up a lot. So does the suggestion to allow rather than a directive to take an...

How Long Is Long Enough?

How Long Is Long Enough?

Even if you have just 5 minutes to relax, doesn't it feel great? There are days when you can relish a 5-minute break as though it were a mini-vacation. But with meditation – how long is long enough? What if you have just 1 minute? Can you...