Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week Four

Welcome to our limited series on The Science of Happiness. Introduction: here | Week One: here  | Week Two: here | Week Three: here Last week, we looked at how our compassion affected our happiness. This week, the course covers trust, cooperation, conflict, and how apologies and forgiveness affect our happiness. The Case for Cooperation When many of us … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week Four

Weekly Reading: 3/12/2018

  The time for distractions is rapidly coming to an end. For too long, you may have been clinging to a comfortable prison, happily or unhappily clutching superficialities to your chest, preferring the devil you know to the one you do not know. This week, the cards are telling you to let go of your … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 3/12/2018

Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week Three

Welcome to our limited series on The Science of Happiness. Introduction: here | Week One: here  | Week Two: here Last week, we looked at how our interpersonal relationships affected our happiness. This week, the course covers compassion, kindness, and other “pro-social” behaviors that contribute to our happiness. While spiritual leaders have been telling us for centuries that … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week Three

Weekly Reading: 3/5/2018

When you’ve spent so much time fighting and pushing past barriers, the calm can often be startling when you finally reach it. This week is the time to take a few moments and appreciate the results of what you’ve accomplished so far. You’re not done, yet—who ever is? But you’ve reached a plateau that will … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 3/5/2018

Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week Two

Welcome to our limited series on The Science of Happiness. To read the introduction, please go here. Week One can be found here. Week Two of the Science of Happiness is all about relationships. Whether it's friendships, familial relationships, or affairs of the hearts, human beings are hypersocial beings that tend to be much happier … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week Two

Weekly Reading: 2/26/2018

It may feel like you are having to start all over in an area where you’d thought you’d gained mastery. If you are feeling like everything you knew is no longer relevant, congratulations. You’re still learning and growing. As no knowledge or experience can ever be truly irrelevant, you can stop agonizing about all the … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 2/26/2018

Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week One

Welcome to our limited series on The Science of Happiness. To read the introduction, please go here. Week One of The Science of Happiness covers a lot of ground, from defining happiness to happiness myths and even to whether or not we even deserve happiness. It also offers an exercise (Three Good Things) to help … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week One

Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Introduction

For the next few weeks, I'd like to do something a little different with the column. Perhaps the main reason people turn to spirituality is because they are looking for more happiness in their lives. In the spirit of "the Lord helps those who help themselves," I've decided to take my happiness in my own … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Introduction

Weekly Reading: 2/12/2018

  It's a challenge to navigate the current climate and retain a sense of optimism. The constant barrage of news, information, gossip, and drama has created an era of hyper-stimulation, fraught with chaos. After a while, life in the Age of Crazy can just be downright exhausting. If you've reached the end of your rope … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 2/12/2018