How We Handle Anger Matters

An old Japanese tale goes, a belligerent samurai once challenged a Zen master to explain the concept of heaven and hell. But the monk replied with scorn, “you’re nothing but a lout…I can’t waste my time with the likes of you!” His very honor attacked, the samurai flew into a rage and pulling his sword from it’s scabbard, yelled, “I could kill you for your impertinence!” That, the monk calmly replied, is hell. Startled at seeing the truth in what the master pointed out about the fury that had him in it’s grip, … [Read Entire Story]

What Does Your Life Smell Like? Think About It.

What does your life smell like? At first it may seem like an unusual question. On the second thought, the question will probably reveal to you some things you may have overlooked. If you were to take a whiff of your life, which response mechanism would be activated? A gag reflex? The laugh button? A sigh of relief? Or unspeakable joy? If you were passing by your life, what would you smell? A bed of… [Read Entire Story]

The Struggle Within

Live in the moment, not the past. Although your past may have been your detriment it has also been your teacher. It should not hang over your heads like an ominous cloud but as a reminder of who we are not today. We all come to those forks in the road when we’ve lived on addiction avenue. Be it alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, over eating etc., we are responsible for the decisions we make as they pertain … [Read Entire Story]

The Rainbow Tree – An edited version that improves our quality of life.

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is … [Read Entire Story]

You Deserve To Be Good To Yourself.

Why do so many people forget to be good to themselves? Do they think they don’t have time to be good to themselves? Do they think they don’t deserve it or maybe they just don’t know how to be good to themselves? Being good to yourself, although thought by many, to mean obtaining something material, is having … [Read Entire Story]