Why doesn’t meditation work for me?

Why doesn’t meditation work for me?

The wrong impression Meditation makes me think of monks sitting far away in a monastery in the mountains. They sit with hands in lap, cross-legged on the floor. With closed eyes, they murmur, “Om,” over and over again, dragging it out. Seriously, I thought that if I...
Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

The problem Recently, I’ve really needed some good vibes. For some reasons, even though things are working out alright, I’m not content. I find myself seeing other lives and wishing I have it like them. It’s far too easy for me to get caught up in someone...
Keeping perspective through hardships

Keeping perspective through hardships

Sometimes life is really hard. I’m not here to pretend life is just sunshine and daisies. Yes, I believe there are tons of those happy moments, but I won’t pretend there aren’t tons of unhappy moments. Sometimes it just sucks. When I was 17, my family moved my senior...
How to Cultivate Happiness in Hardships

How to Cultivate Happiness in Hardships

People ask me all the time, “How can you be happy when life just sucks sometimes?” For some reason, they think I’ll know the answer. The thing is, I have hardships just like anyone else. I don’t think that means my life sucks. Life is great. Some experiences suck, but...
Overcoming the Midwinter Blues

Overcoming the Midwinter Blues

I try to see I see myself as a generally happy person, but sometimes I seriously struggle. This winter has been a rough one for me. I’ve been away from family for a long time, and after the holidays were over, it felt like a long freeze waiting for the spring....