“What is happiness?” asked psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He found it in a state of mind beyond results and rewards and called it “the flow.”
Burnout is the feeling of exhaustion that helpers sometimes experience when they have taken on more than they can handle. But there is much we can do to prevent it, and to work with it when it occurs.
You have enlightened nature, says Pema Khandro Rinpoche. If you truly know that, you’ll always be kind to yourself.
Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity—these four loving qualities, says Pawan Bareja, are powerful ways to heal our trauma. The work of healing trauma makes us tender and vulnerable as we touch our history of wounds, sometimes from childhood and sometimes from our ancestors. But those who do Buddhist practice come from a tradition that does […]
The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
Brain-science writer Daniel Goleman describes how we are hard-wired from kindness—and why that impulse is sometimes short-circuited.
Synchronicity, says Rachel Naomi Remen in this holiday teaching, can startle us awake and restore us to ourselves.
Our editor-in-chief, Melvin McLeod, shares why Buddhism is the ultimate self-help, despite one of its central principles — nonself.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.
“Lifestyle habits can hopefully be viewed in a more positive context than the nagging “shoulds” that we wrestle with daily.”