Webinar: Getting Good at Habits This Year

In this webinar, I talk about how to use this year (and the Beautiful Mornings Challenge) to get good at habits for life. And how to approach habit change in a healthy, positive way. I’ve broken this webinar recording into two parts: Part I – My Talk: A Mind That Clings to Nothing (See notes) […]

Webinar: A Mind That Clings to Nothing

In this webinar, I go into how attachment/clinging is the root of many of our problems — from habit difficulties to procrastination to relationship frustrations — and explore the idea of a mind that clings to nothing. I’ve broken this webinar recording into two parts: Part I – My Talk: A Mind That Clings to […]

5 Advanced Gratitude Practices

I hope you’ve been having a gratitude-filled month, and perhaps have reconnected with some of the good things in your life that are so easy to take for granted. Give yourself a high five! Now, as you wrap up this module, you might want to go beyond the basics with some advanced practices. I have […]

9 Tips to Help the Gratitude Habit

The habit of gratitude can improve your overall quality of life. That’s an amazing benefit from something so small. But as with any habit, it can feel like you’re not doing it right sometimes. To be honest, there’s no “right” way to do things, but in the spirit of helping a fellow habit creator, I […]

Using Gratitude to Form Habits

Forming the habit of gratitude is amazing, but I’ve found that developing gratitude can then make you even better at forming other habits. How? Let’s take a look at the process of forming a new habit: Choose a new habit. Commit to doing it every day after a trigger. Remember to do it, enjoying as […]

Webinar Recording – Mindful Practices for Letting Go

In this webinar, I start with a short meditation on the anxieties and frustrations we might be feeling, then talk about the reasons we hold onto things. Here’s the outline of my talk: I. Start: Let’s pause & notice what we’re holding onto right now. Breathe in, relax, smile, allow the anxiety to loosen up. […]

3. Gratitude When You’re Feeling Down

One of the toughest times to practice gratitude is when you’re just not feeling happy. You might have some mild (non-clinical) depression, maybe feeling lonely, maybe feeling pretty down on yourself or life. Anything you write in a gratitude journal might feel really fake. What can you do? There’s no quick fix, but here are […]

2. A Method to Use Gratitude for Dealing with Life’s Troubles

Today I was on the way to the Saigon airport, tired after not sleeping much, trying to locate my lost laptop, feeling homesick and missing my wife. I wasn’t too happy. I noticed this tiredness, this anxiety about the laptop, and the feelings of longing and being out of place. These feelings are all part […]