John Stewart: Your Last Moment of Zen

“So I say to you tonight, friends: The best defense against bullshit is vigilance. So, if you smell something, say something.”–Jon Stewart, in his last episode of the Daily Show

Slow Down … To Enjoy Life

At the heart of simplicity is slowing down and savoring the simple pleasures that life gives us.

Learning to Live With Dread

Matthew Rozsa shares his secret for not worrying about the end of world and everything else that makes him anxious.

Shaking Off the River

Brian Beatty offers a brief, Zen-like meditation.

How to Keep Calm and Carry on After You’ve Been Triggered

Ty Phillips helps us handle those moments when we feel like screaming.

Life Lessons From My First Car

Finding happiness by loving life like a used car: AS IS

Paring Down

When we need a mindfulness bell to bring us back to the essentials, paring down is that bell for Leo Babauta. Here’s how.

New York Knicks: Chasing Ghosts in the Garden or Trying to Find Their Zen Garden?

David Chmiel examines the current state of the NY Knicks, where Phil Jackson stirs fading memories of the team’s glorious past with a team not built for the future.

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Wabi-sabi isn’t anything new — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. But with the help of Leonard Koren’s book, Jesse Kornbluth demonstrates its uses in the world today.

Wash Your Bowl

It’s about mindfulness, about completing what we started, about being present in all we do instead of rushing to the next activity.

How To Breathe

Life moves pretty fast. Leo Babauta offers you a minute to catch your breath.

Zen and the Art of Beer League Hockey

For Terry Lancaster, happiness is getting lost in the flow of playing hockey.

The Sublime Power of a Great Massage

A great massage will expunge your troubles and let your soul soar in delight and satisfaction, and that is a good thing indeed

It’s About to Get All Zen Up in This Place!

The air we breath together transmits the sounds that can join us in the moment. Is this Zen?

The Habit Action List

There are a ton of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. This is how to take those first steps.

The Myth and False Lesson of Independence

Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?