From Atheism to a Kind of Faith

Ty Phillips shares a short tale of finding grace.

What if the Buddha Gave Dating Tips?

On the spiritual path, the dating tips or “rules” are surprisingly simple.

How 2 Fake Buddha Quotes Inspire Me to Love Myself

The source isn’t really important, it’s the inspiration to love that matters.

Did the Buddha Ever Get Depressed?

In a down moment, Ty Phillips wonders if enlightenment is the antidote to sadness or a way to recognize its value and integrate it into our lives.

Understanding Manhood

Raoul Wieland reviews Michael Kimmel’s ‘Manhood in America’ and explores the evolving and expanding definition of masculinity.

Dharma 101 for Dads

Ty Phillips spins Buddhist wisdom into 5 simple parenting tips for fathers.

Living With Gratitude At Year’s End

The year is quickly coming to a close. Dr. Steve suggests giving yourself a year-end gift and make a list of everything for which you are grateful.

The Gorilla, The Budda and The Fear

Ty Phillips shares his near-death experience and an inner transformation from raging “Gorilla” to a peaceful pilgrim—by facing his fears and lifting weights

10 Ways to Avoid Misery, Despair and Depression This Holiday Season

Ira Israel reveals that authentic well-being means getting off the hedonistic treadmill and instead cultivating these surprisingly simple habits for happiness.

Count Your Scars as the Number of Times You’ve Been Healed, not Wounded

Forgiveness is a choice many never make due to not understanding that blame is self-harm, while forgiveness is the highest act of self-love.


In this tight little poem, Hansa Bergwall captures the ambivalence some men feel towards religion.

The One Thing Crucial to Moving Forward After Being Hurt

The hardest part of moving forward is allowing ourselves to forgive, Orin J Hahn has a few role models on why that is the most important step.

Life is Short, and Urgent

Guy McPherson reminds us that we should strive to “make our lives worthy of the few years we spend on this most wondrous of planets.”

Soul Bites: Light a Little Happiness

The Buddha reminds you that you can spare a light.

How to Be a Purposeful Man

Matthew Hoffman felt out of his element as man until he realized the importance of purpose.

On Suffering (and How to Fit the Entire Human Race into a Single Sugar Cube)

I thought I deserved to suffer, but when I discovered the true purpose of suffering, it was transformational.