Are you clinging to the things you desire? – Learn to let go

What do you desire? A better job, pleasure and enjoyments, a better partner, etc? Do you think "If I had this or that, then I'd be happy?" Are you constantly postponing happiness? Or find yourself dissatisfied even when you acquire what you desire? Happiness is elusive. When it comes it only stays for a little … Continue reading Are you clinging to the things you desire? – Learn to let go

Life Starts When You Stop: Lessons From AA

Over the years I have learned a lot from the 12-step tradition about myself, others and life in general. Here are some of my favorite AA slogans. Live and let live. This, too, shall pass. More will be revealed. No pain, no gain. You will be amazed. Let it begin with me. Have a good … Continue reading Life Starts When You Stop: Lessons From AA

What Makes Us Unhappy

My brain is constantly “nexting”. I’m constantly thinking about the next thing. It’s breakfast and I’m thinking about dinner, it’s Monday and I’m thinking about the weekend, it’s April and I’m thinking about August, and so on. We’re constantly obsessing about the future because this gives us some sense of control. If I think it, … Continue reading What Makes Us Unhappy