The Benefits of Forgiveness

In my blog post about Transcendent Happiness I talked about sources of lasting fulfillment. The sources are things like love, beauty, goodness, meaning and purpose. Happiness and fulfillment are byproducts of purpose and these "transcendentals". They come from putting others first and putting yourself in other shoes. They come from...

Reading: It’s Great for the Brain

I find it pretty remarkable how simple it is to change our brains. Well, simple, but not necessarily easy. Small, daily activities can lead to lasting change. But it does take discipline and can be challenging at first. However, some of the “brain changing” practices are so simple, there should...

The Limitations of Science

I consider myself a person of science. I have worked in the medical device industry for over a decade. I’ve seen what science can do; seen life-saving medical technology work first hand. Science is real and powerful. But science deals with physical reality - things inside our universe that we...

Visualization and Mental Practice

When I first came across the technique of visualization I thought it was a little quacky. I thought it was self-help non-sense. A ploy to sell books about manifesting your dreams into reality through thoughts alone. Well, those books certainly exist and talk about this practice, but there actually is...

Where Do You Get Your Happiness?

Are you happy in life? When you are happy, does it last, or is it fleeting?Where do you derive your happiness? If it seems like it’s temporary or elusive, it may be because you’ve been looking in the wrong places.  Happiness comes from within. It doesn’t come from anyone else...