Mindfulness

Mindfulness, a core career and life strength, is the practice of becoming more fully aware of, and focused on, what's taking place within and around you. It's concentration on steroids. I write tips on how mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling can help you love your career....

No one will give you "permission" to live in the manner that's optimal for you. It's up to you to get clear about what optimal looks like, start "practicing" its associated habits, and begin to develop new muscle memory until it has truly become your...

I write tips on how mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling can help you love your career. And all three work together. Here's how.   Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more fully aware of, and focused on, what's taking place within and around you. It's concentration on steroids....

Sometimes my life feels like it's divided into various halves. There's life before my father died, and life after my father died. Another perspective is my life before I became a dad myself, and my life ever since. And yet another angle is life before...

One of my top strengths is also one of my core weaknesses. I'll elaborate in a moment, but consider whether this statement is generally true for you as well, whatever your strengths happen to be. The personal strength I'm referring to is labeled as "Input" by...

During the past few months I've devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they've owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I've read, I've captured dozens of pages of insights in my...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha's teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Our true nature is pure awareness, also known as nirvana, enlightenment, God, etc.; and is characterized by unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, and equanimity.  Our existence as human beings is a conditional, physical manifestation of this awareness. This manifestation, like the manifestation of all things that...