Just One Thing

Are you feeling cross? The Practice: Turn anger into a peaceful heart. Why? [Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture, a book written for mothers - focusing on typical parenting situations and gender differences that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers and fathers, and by...

Are you nurturing your body? The Practice: Eat right. Why? The easiest and usually most effective way to replenish your body is through good nutrition. Most of us have a diet that is very different from the one that we are adapted to through millions of years of evolution...

Are you working together? The Practice: Parent from the same page. Why? [Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture, a book written for mothers - focusing on typical parenting situations and gender differences that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers and fathers, and by parents in...

Can you take a moment? The Practice: Lower your stress Why? [Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture - a book written for mothers - focusing on typical situations that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers during the years before their children enter grade school. These...

Are you getting rope burn? The Practice: Cling less, love more Why? As a rock climber and a parent, I know some physical kinds of clinging are good - like to small holds or small hands! But clinging as a psychological state has a feeling of tension in it, and...

What would make a difference inside you? The Practice: Grow Inner Strengths. Why? [Note: This JOT is adapted from the first chapter of my new book, Hardwiring Happiness. If you pre-order it now, you'll get a bonus: an hour-plus multimedia presentation from me on Your Best Brain:...

Love is like air. It may be hard to see - but it's in you and all around you....

What do you want? The Practice: Hold wants lightly. Why? Getting caught up in wanting - wanting both to get what's pleasant and to avoid what's unpleasant - is a major source of suffering and harm for oneself and others. First, a lot of what we want to get...

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