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Deceptive Facebook pages and weaponized mindfulness

As we should all know by now, Russian intelligence services have been attempting to manipulate opinion in Western democracies. The…

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Tune your brain for happiness and effectiveness

A huge amount of research over the last few years has given us a better idea of what happens in…

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Five ways to forgive yourself and let go of painful regret

I've seen many people suffering because they can't forgive themselves. Maybe they hurt someone in the past, or allowed someone…

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“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha” now available for pre-order

At last! Here's the cover of my forthcoming book, which comes out on Nov 6. It'll make a perfect gift…

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Four steps to self-empathy and self-kindness

One thing that's changed my life more than any other is the practice of self-empathy. Simply hearing the term for…

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Four things to remember when online discussions get heated

While Buddhism teaches that all beings have the potential for awakening, and that we should endeavor to relate with kindness…

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You are the universe become conscious of itself

My favorite meditation practice from the Buddhist tradition is also one of the least well-known. It's a reflection on the…

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Practicing in balance

There's an unfortunate tendency these days to see mindfulness as being the only quality we need to develop in meditation,…

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Jack Kornfield: “The trouble is, you think you have time.”

Jack Kornfield, in Buddha’s Little Instruction Book, says, “The trouble is, you think you have time.” In other words, we…

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Whatever is difficult within you, offer it love

Someone wrote to me recently about realizing that she has an underlying feeling of anxiety around the solar plexus that's…

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