How can you end negative feelings without the danger of suppressing them?

Some time ago, I said to an acquaintance "It's possible to give up having negative emotions" and he said, "But if you suppress your feelings [...]

What do you know that others think is untrue?

A few days ago I read a fascinating cover story in Fast Company magazine on Peter Thiel. Peter is a billionaire investor who co-founded PayPal, [...]

Suppressing negative emotions is unhealthy

A couple of days ago when I told someone it is possible to totally stop having negative emotions, he replied: “But if you suppress your [...]

Is Buddhism correct to say suffering is inevitable?

Statue of Buddha The Buddha said that suffering is inevitable. Our experience seems to confirm that. In the course of an average week, [...]

I was diagnosed with cancer last week

I want to tell you about my reaction when I was told I had colon cancer last week and how I have been dealing with [...]

I was wrong about how beliefs are formed

It’s interesting how it’s possible to think you really understand something and then at some later point realize that your understanding was incomplete.  It wasn’t [...]

Can Childhood Trauma Shorten Your Life?

I recently read an article that could save your life. Over the past 18 years, Dr. Vincent Felitti and his professional partner, Dr. Robert Anda, [...]

You won’t look for something that you don’t think exists

If you know what you are looking for, Google and the Internet have made it possible to find information about it—whatever it is—in a matter [...]