The Outrage of Rage

Any expression of anger, despite one’s attempt to hide it with a smile, is based on a judgment of some sort. The mind and ego tend to categorize circumstances as good or bad, right or wrong. The ego and its responses require this sort of conflict in order to validate its separateness from others. The challenge becomes how to respond to anger directed at you.

Returning To The Middle Path

St. Thomas Aquinas once shared: “How is it they live for eons in such harmony — the billions of stars — when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their mind against someone they know." Finding common ground from the space of diametrically opposing views is the challenge. It is attainable.

Embrace the Falls of Your Life

None of us is immune. We will all at some point experience sadness, loss, and turmoil. But life and its experiences, as negative as they may appear at first glance, can offer us valuable lessons, tools we can use that empower us to grow, to progress and to mature in ways we could have never imagined otherwise.

Today's Saber Tooth Tiger

In the western world, stress and its related adverse effects have reached epidemic proportions. It is a major contributor to the development of diseases that lead to disability and death. The initial "fight or flight" response to a perceived threat in humans and animals is identical. But humans have evolved to be much less successful in the handling of longterm stress.

A Not So Happy Meal

Each of us usually does something three times a day that has rejuvenating potential. We sit down for a meal. But as we scarf it down with the TV blaring the day's news flashes, how often do we find ourselves more at peace for having had the experience?