Selfishly Happy, or How to Change the World

Bathing in Sunshine Happiness

The greatest thing you can ever do is be happy. It’s true. Be selfishly, beautifully, indulgently happy. Most people think that isn’t allowed. They believe focusing on themselves is bad. But what if you could change the world that way? Happiness spreads. It’s a warm blanket on a cold day. It’s sunshine after a rainstorm. It’s love in the holiday season. You’ve seen it happen – one extremely happy person can transform an entire room. […] Read more »

Just Jump: A sure way to trouble, success and, of course, Brian

North rim of the Grand Canyon

We’ve all got precipices in life – the steps we are afraid to take, the passions we are afraid to pursue, the things we are afraid to say. Looking off the edge of that cliff doesn’t help much either. From here, we can imagine all the things that could go wrong. It seems inviting down there, but it’s way too far to know. And what about the landing? You could break a leg, die, or […] Read more »

Open Wide and Let Life In – How Surrender is Good for You

Make Love with your Life!

Have you ever felt the sheer glory of living? I’m talking about full-to-bursting kind of love. Joy that gets you dancing on the street without a care for who’s watching. You feel as if you beam light out of your eyes and radiate happiness for a mile. No matter what happens, you know life will flow and everything will be all right. To experience life in its fullest, you’ve got to open up. Get intimate […] Read more »

Mouthwatered: How to Be Ravished by Life

The sweet taste of everyday ecstasy...

  Your ecstasy wants you. It wants to be relished, loved, savored. It wants to fill you until your skin tingles and your face glows. It gives you signs. Signs that life is close, that deliciousness is about to happen. And as you learn to recognize the signs, you get to relish those moments even more. You get to spread them around as gifts. You actually radiate your aliveness. The usual moments of ecstasy – […] Read more »

Skip the Crap. Let’s Get to the Good Stuff.

Riad Assakina - loved staying here.

It took me a couple of years in my practice to abandon all that shit about dealing with your past issues first. Instead, I jump to the good stuff. And that’s not just because I’m a hedonist. People get bogged down dealing with the past. “Before joy, I need to do this first. Before I can be happy, I need to clean my closets, lose 20 pounds, get over my mommy issues and find the […] Read more »