What’s possible for a human being?

This week I’m about to undertake one of the most exciting experiments I’ve ever conducted.

I’ve accepted six participants into my new program, a Year […]

You really can create your own happiness

After reflecting on an exchange of emails I had this morning, I had a profound realization.
At the end of my first email I wrote: […]

Are You Really Successful If You Aren’t Happy?

Although a lot of people have succeeded very well based on society’s standard for success: how much money and power they have, many—if not […]

You can have much more happiness than you realize

Most people are more interested in avoiding or relieving pain than in achieving and experiencing happiness.

Thus most people go into psychotherapy or pursue “self-help” […]

Why don’t you want to improve your life?

According to numerous surveys, every day literally millions of people suffer …

from negative feelings (like anxiety, anger, and guilt).
from a fear of taking action […]

Are you trying to get better?

Have you been trying to “get better”—to make a significant improvement in your life—without real success?

If so, then you are one of the tens […]

Stop being run by your feelings

At one point or another, everyone has uttered the words: “I am happy.”  And: “I am upset.”

Notice what happens when you say: “I am […]

A father's fear for his daughter

I’m writing this on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, where my wife Shelly and I are visiting our 29-year-old daughter Blake.

Shortly after she […]

What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know

There are things you don’t know that you don’t know.  And that fact, perhaps more than any other single thing, is keeping you from […]