Equanimity is one of the Four Noble truths of Buddhism.  It means to maintain mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.  I think we can all agree that this year has put our ability of achieving equanimity to the test.  The fact that we are in a global pandemic, has created anContinue reading “Equanimity”

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Back a number of years ago, more than I want to admit, I was a teacher on Long Island.  The principal would give us gifts to start the school year and they would usually have a theme to inspire us for the year.  One year it was a frame with the adage, “Your attitude determinesContinue reading “Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude”

Love One Another

There are people throughout history who have lived their lives selflessly.  Their actions are not for their own self-interests, but rather for the good of the world.  Some examples of these kind of people are Nelson Mandela, John Lewis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rosa Parks, Gandhi, and Mother Teresa. While these people are exemplars of whatContinue reading “Love One Another”

Anger Management

Do you get angry when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure soar when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion, but it’s important to learn to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can ruin both your health and your relationships. For thisContinue reading “Anger Management”

A Stress Test

During this time of living through a contentious election and a pandemic, many of us are feeling overwhelmed and stressed.  This will have a negative affect on our bodies if we do not try and relieve the stress.   Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event orContinue reading “A Stress Test”

Take a Mulligan

For those of you who have never heard of a mulligan before, it is a term most associated with golf.  It is a “do-over,” a second try after your first shot has not gone very well. I would venture to say that every amateur golfer has taken a few mulligans in their lifetime, and thereContinue reading “Take a Mulligan”

Act or React?

There are so many opportunities for us to become angry and frustrated.  The way we respond to these situations makes a difference in our overall sense of peace.  Do we react at the way the driver just cut you off by screaming and pounding our fists on the steering wheel?  Or, do we act andContinue reading “Act or React?”

Inner Peace

A state of feeling inner peace is sought after by most people.  We would all like to be free from inner turmoil and conflict.  We may feel as if we are making good headway and feel peaceful in our hearts.  Then… Our computer crashes right before we sit down to write our blog that needsContinue reading “Inner Peace”