Well-Being

How to Ride the Waves of CHANGE 

The truth is: we don't know much about what "will be." Here are six mindfulness tips for going with the flow—rather than losing ourselves in the undertow. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • November 20, 2017
Relationships

Make a Friend out of a Foe 

Making a habit to be friendly—even toward people we don’t like—can render us happier and healthier. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • September 11, 2017
Well-Being

The Power of Solitude 

Spending time alone with ourselves may not be easy or even desirable. But it’s key to getting to know who we really are. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • July 26, 2017
Health

Anti-Aging? No Thanks 

Denial—even resistance—to getting older is a natural impulse. But what if we embraced our impermanence? Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • April 1, 2017
Daily Practices

Are You Hearing Me? 

Giving someone your full attention in conversation isn’t easy, but it is a skill we can practice and hone. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • March 15, 2017
Relationships

Getting Beyond The Grudge 

We all know how to hold a grudge, but few of us know why we hang on to past hurts—or how to let them go. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • December 21, 2016
Relationships

The Freedom of Letting Go 

Sometimes the only thing keeping us in a bad relationship is our unwillingness to let it go. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • November 14, 2016
Well-Being

The Upside of Envy 

Depending upon how we use it, envy can either feed dissatisfaction or help us aspire to bring the goodness we desire into our own lives. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • September 14, 2016
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