Ty Phillips lives–and parents–in the present moment, despite his chronic illness.
3 Ways to Discipline Your Child More Effectively—and With Love
Ty Phillips shares his simple, practical wisdom for keeping your kids on the right path.
A New Take on Wrong vs. Right
Ty Phillips explains how right view, followed by right action, can steer us away from frustration—and get us out of the toilets we find ourselves in.
What If You Had No Tomorrow?
Ty Phillips confronts the ultimate question.
From Atheism to a Kind of Faith
Ty Phillips shares a short tale of finding grace.
What Do You Say When Your Child Asks Why?
When answering his daughter’s questions, Ty Phillips strikes the balance between dispensing wisdom and encouraging curiosity.
I’m Not Gay, But I’d Be Proud If You Thought I Was
Helping out at the Gay Games taught Ty Phillips that we all have heavy lifting to do when it comes to gay rights.
4 Ways Dads Can Raise Stronger Girls
A chance comment in the toy store got Ty Phillips thinking about how our culture shames women and how he wants his daughters to grow up.
The Buddhist Bucket List
Ty Phillips has 4 simple things he’d like to do before he leaves the earth. All are free and accessible to everyone.
Common Ground Is Sacred Ground
Ty Phillips helps us push past our differences to the humanity that unites us.
Conquering Fear With Understanding
Ty Phillips explains how fear flows from ignorance.
The Day My Daughter Met a Snake
Ty Phillips and his daughter connect with nature and each other on his annual pilgrimage to the woods.
Escaping From My Father’s Violence
Ty Phillips grew up under the shadow of violence. But he’s made sure it doesn’t darken his own home.
What My Daughter’s Misbehavior Taught Me About Meditation
Ty Phillips finds a powerful philosophy lesson in a challenging parenting moment.
How to Be There When Someone Is Grieving
A friend’s unimaginable loss led Ty Phillips to reflect on his Buddhist training—and to appreciate his own blessings.
4 Things Fathers of Girls Can Do To Raise Confident Women
Ty Phillips is raising his girls to be confident, independent women, because who they are and who they become isn’t up to him.