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Posted on 23 May
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Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against us—no matter how “productive” we may feel. After all, we’re seeing 50% burnout rates…Read More


Posted on 07 May



Meditation can seem like a lonely activity, even a slightly selfish one —after all, you’re doing something, on your own, for yourself – or so it seems. Even if you’re meditating in a group, your eyes are closed and you’re focused on yo…Read More

mom in field

Posted on 06 May
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Children of empathic parents thrive. Parents don’t. Here’s what you can do.

Do you feel highly anxious when your child cries or even whines? Do you feel that having children has significantly increased your stress levels? Are you on high alert …Read More


Posted on 05 May

We keep seeing more studies demonstrating how mindfulness meditation can change the brain, make us feel better, and generally improve our lives. That’s great. But what if it doesn’t work for you? Maybe the practices that were supposed to take you to a calm place made you feel anxious or irritable.

Your skin crawls, you have ants in your pant…Read More

smiling boss

Posted on 04 May

Exceptional bosses have a workplace culture characterized by humanity.

Workplace well-being is the current big buzzword – I have spoken about this topic time and again in major corporations. But what I see is that most businesses are going about it the wrong way.

In the name of employee happiness, and in response to insurance company demand…Read More


Posted on 16 Apr

TEDxSacramento invited me to speak about what matters most to me. I chose to share the greatest secret to happiness and well-being I know and that I learned about through my research. I hope you enjoy it!

Please let me know what you think!


Posted on 01 Apr
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There’s no doubt this presidential race is absolutely wild. After all, everyone dislikes the leading candidate, the debates are uncivil, the candidate’s statements are often outrageous, and the most liked candidates have the lowest rankings. Yet…Read More


Posted on 28 Mar
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Oscar season and election season are both upon us and so is the guessing game of who will win. Why do we love watching these events unfold—and why are we ourselves so drawn to winning?

More than the win, it’s the chase that gives us the…Read More


Posted on 06 Mar

Social media has completely transformed a range of our life experiences. Consider travel: It’s not just that dodging selfie sticks makes navigating attractions harder, but because tourists no longer even gaze at the monuments, piazzas, or works of art. Inste…Read More


Posted on 23 Feb
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Whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or any other milestone we want to achieve, most of us give up on that career goal, dietmindfulness practice, or exercise regimen we committed to however long ago. All too often, our efforts fail, and we find o…Read More

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