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+ How can we live in the present?

[ Posted on 09.10.2017 ]

One of the greatest yoga teachers of our time, B.K.S. Iyengar*, tells us: “Poets and wise men since the beginning of the written word have enjoined us in all culture to live in the present moment because it is all we really have.  Have you ever wondered, while watching nature films on television in which herds of beautiful gazelles are constantly surrounded by marauding predators, why their life is not a living hell of fear and insecurity? How can they live their family lives of courtship, procreation, joy in their own physical perfection, knowing that the inevitable end will be in the lion’s maw? You cannot say it is dull fatalism, or lack of imagination. If they lacked imagination why would they run away so fast? The answer must be that they have the capacity to live in the present moment as it is and not as it might be.…

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+ Your mother is calling. Are you listening?

[ Posted on 08.07.2017 ]

  I’m not someone who looks for signs from those who have passed on. But I do like to keep my antennae up just in case. My mother has been dead for over 15 years now and although I have experienced more openness to her, more understanding, more love, it tends to be a one way street. But after reading Marion Goldstein’s wonderful book, Embracing the Sign, A Journey of Faith, Science and Experience, I realized that there have been times when I’ve experienced uncanny occurrences that seemed like a tap on my shoulder from another plane of existence. For example, during a particularly contentious time with my sister, I just happened to find a letter my Mother wrote me many years prior. I was going through a stack of miscellaneous papers, which always seem to populate my desk, and it just emerged. In the letter, she thanked me for being…

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+ Can we talk to the dead?

[ Posted on 05.22.2017 ]

On a windy hill in Japan where the 100 year-old city of Otsuchi used to be, there stands an old fashioned English styled phone booth. Inside is a black rotary phone on a wooden shelf. It is connected to nothing. Or is it? People come from miles away – thousands of them – to talk to their loved ones lost in the tsunami of 2011. They weep. They give the update of their lives. They apologize for lost opportunities. They send hopes that the loved one is eating, staying warm, finding their way home. Does it help? For some families, it is the first time they talked about the loved one as a family – the first time a child has even spoken at all. For Itaru Sasaki, who erected the phone booth after the death of his beloved cousin even before the tsunami wiped away 19250 people – “Because my…

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+ Podcast: Are you choosing to be unhappy?

[ Posted on 03.04.2014 ]

What if your unhappiness is not a given, but an actual choice? Just considering this possibility can lift you out of the victimization of unhappiness and put you directly in the driver’s seat of your own emotional well-being.  In this week’s podcast of Unlock Your Happiness with Wendy Dolber, Wendy talks about the nature of choice in unhappiness and gives real-life examples that prove it exists.

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+ Weekly Podcast: Could You be an Ambassador of Happiness?

[ Posted on 02.03.2014 ]

Loretta Green Warren (The Inspiration by Loretta Show) interviews Wendy Dolber on how The Option Method can help us to become ambassadors of happiness by creating a pathway to uncover and challenge limiting beliefs.  Topics include: What is The Option Method, The First Step in Changing Beliefs, Unchoosing Unhappiness, Finding the Ally in Our Inner Voices and Why We Create Unhappiness in Our lives. [edited version] Don’t miss the weekly podcast.  Subscribe through itunes or subscribe to our blog.

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Happiness is the feeling of freedom to the nth degree.

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