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7 Simple Steps to Connect With Your Heart’s Center

In your mind, you can rationalize all kinds of things you may want for yourself and others, but the crucial choices you make come straight from your heart. Technically, your heart is the primary muscle of your circulatory system — located on the left side of your chest near the center...

Architects of Change Share How We Can All Move Forward

When I fail and fall, I mourn it, cry it out and get back on the horse. - Nely Galan On the eve of Friday’s presidential inauguration, we released a special edition of The Sunday Paper. Our goal was to remind you that we have navigated change before and we will navigate it again. ...

5 Essential Goals I Work on All Year Long

When you get rid of negativity it removes misery and pain from your life and always promotes the opposite — joy and peace. I like to set goals and stretch myself; to learn new things by taking online classes, reading and always trying to know myself and grow. It’s an inspiring thing...

Love in the Time of Covid-19

This is a moment we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. Right now, all human beings are sharing the same terrible things: illness, horror, grief, fear, uncertainty. But we’re also sharing things like ingenuity, compassion, generosity, and courage. It’s no exaggeration to say that our fu...

Be ‘Home’ For the Holidays

When I was a child, I loved the holidays for the stuff—candy, cookies, advent calendars, and, of course, presents. As a young adult, I wanted perfect situations: everyone feeling good, looking good, doing good deeds. This got so stressful that by midlife, I decided that I’d just focus on fin...

In Order to Move Forward, We Must Learn to Be Still

“I’m sick of people telling me I’m going to save the world,” said my friend Eliza over coffee. “I know they mean it as a compliment, but it feels like one hell of a burden.” A charismatic activist, thought-leader, and author, Eliza (not her real name) gives people hope and confidence...

How to Track Your Life’s Purpose

Why should you care about rhinoceros tracking? I thought you’d never ask. At the moment I’m at a South African game park called Londolozi, running a change-your-life retreat for a few hardy souls who’ve joined me from all over the world. They’re here to find or clarify their se...

Sometimes You Can Find Happiness Right Behind You

Whenever I hear a flight attendant say, “Remember, your nearest exit may be behind you,” I think, “As above, in air travel, so below in ordinary life.” Most of the time we focus only on what we already believe. Fixated on these ideas, we don’t notice anything that could spark ne...

Learning to Release Control and Ease Through Transition

There’s an odd theme in ancient Asian art: a jolly man playing the flute while riding on an ox, backwards. Obviously (not), this is a metaphor for true wisdom. In Taoism, the ox represents the vast, powerful flow of energy that runs through all of nature, including us humans (think ...