Take Your Place at the Throne of Your Mind

In the morning, before the birds wake and sing, I walk into the forested hills behind my home.  I leave concrete behind and follow the uphill dirt path before me.  Moments later, I commune with nature and taste the dewy morning air.  I walk up at a slow pace, smiling at the beauty around me. A … Read more

The Happiness Switch – Instantly Turn on Happiness

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”  – Emperor Marcus Aurelius When I first moved to China, 10 years ago, I was astonished by how many sad, worried, afraid and depressed faces I saw.  Life in China is very focused on competition and … Read more

4 Ways I Stay Young and Healthy

When I tell people my age (36), they are often surprised and they tell me I look like I am in my 20’s (you can see a picture of me on the about page).   I have gotten this reaction for about 10 years now and I am sometimes asked how I have accomplished this. … Read more