Tired of the Hustle? Trade Rigidity for Generosity

We live in a hustle culture. This culture pressures us to work too much, have unrealistic expectations, and project a relentless “can do!” attitude whether we’re feeling energized or not. “If you’ve fallen prey to the hustle culture, you have bought into the idea that it’s cool to be ‘always-on’ and to push yourself to the max each of the 1,440 minutes of the day,” says Psychotherapist Bryan…

To Be Kind, Explore Joy

In my last post, I talked about the challenges of living from a place of true and transformative kindness. By practicing this type of kindness, we agree to a certain level of personal sacrifice. We have to be willing to put in the time and energy necessary to explore difficult emotions and experiences to find the joy and meaning on the other side. It can also require doing something we find unp…

To Feel Cozy, Practice Kindness

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama The older I get, the more I realize that being kind on a regular basis – and by this I mean a kindness rooted in empathy and patience – is really hard. I am convinced, though, that this skill is the key to transforming our individual and collective lives for the better. Cultivating the type of kindness that fosters this ty…