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January 20, 2019

I've posted this as a series of articles on Medium. In summary, this four-part model is as follows:

  1. EARTH: It begins with an understanding that as humans, we are composed of matter and occupy a physical form in a world of energy, physical forces, phenomena and chang...

June 19, 2018

In part one of this series on what makes us happy, I looked at the stories of two successful entrepreneurs and their versions of the secret to the good life. And in that first post I proceeded to unpack some of the problems with their perspectives. In the second post o...

June 3, 2018

In part one of this exploration of what makes us happy I examined the approaches taken by two very successful people. In the first case, happiness and meaning in life were to be found in achievement, hard work, and success. The second person thought that investing in r...

May 1, 2018

Over a period of just a few hours during the course of my normal business day last week, I had two interactions that surfaced two different versions of what it means to be happy and what life’s purpose is. These sound like weighty matters not normally discussed in soci...

April 1, 2018

As Christians around the world celebrate Easter, it is worth pausing for a moment to consider the true meaning of the events that are being commemorated. In this post, I argue that the traditional church version of things largely misses the point that Jesus was making...

March 15, 2018

See Saw Films recently released a new movie, “Mary Magdalene,” about a disciple of Jesus who has been largely underestimated by history. It tells the story of Mary Magdalene from just before she meets Jesus, through his death and “resurrection.” The movie delivers an a...

January 26, 2018

When you read the words spoken by the wisdom teachers of old, one of the ideas they repeatedly emphasize is that this reality of ours isn’t what we think it is. It is in fact something completely different from what we all think. And it is the “thinking” that is gettin...

January 13, 2018

#5 More youthful and healthy body & brain

There is a large and growing body of research that supports the idea that meditation helps create a healthier body. Whether it is inflammation, oxidative stress, or insulin resistance, time and again, meditation has been shown t...

January 6, 2018

I became fascinated by meditation and Buddhism when I was in high school. I felt my way around, chasing one idea or tradition or teacher after another until I had the good fortune to encounter my 11th grade creative writing teacher, who happened also to be a Buddhist m...

December 16, 2017

#4 Better sleep

It is now well established that a good night sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind (see the recent book "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker). It turns out that sleep is enhanced by meditation. Not only does it help prepare the body for sleep by rel...

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