Life

Your Non-Standard-Issue Life

You know why you’re not happy? It’s because you only think of yourself. Sorry, I don’t mean to be cruel – maybe you are happy, and if you are, then there’s also the very real likelihood that it’s because you can think of someone else. It’s been shown that service is one path that leads …

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Love

Loving the Holidays

This is a rough time for a lot of people, for a lot of reasons. It’s not supposed to be. It’s supposed to be joy, renewal, connection, family, togetherness, giving…but as the Buddhists say, the measure of our misery lies in the difference between the way we think things are supposed to be and the …

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Love

Apologizing to the Ones You Love

In my last post I talked about how I was surprised that my friend had apologized to me. It's possible you might get the impression that I follow that silly idea that "love means never having to say you're sorry. Far from it. Love means that you absolutely say you're sorry – but you have …

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