The Power of Koans to Destroy Conceptual Thinking and Provoke Enlightenment

According to Zen philosophy, there are two sides of reality: the phenomenal one and the essential one. Our phenomenal reality is the one we are most familiar with. It consists of everything that we sense (what we see, hear, touch, … Continue reading

10 Lessons in Zen Leadership Practiced by Legendary Coach Phil Jackson

What makes a good leader whether it’s a boss, or a coach, or a parent? Typically we imagine a leader as someone who stands strong, demands our attention and respect, and perhaps even sparks a little intimidation or fear. This … Continue reading

5 Smart and Healthy Ways to Increase Your “Off Screen” Time

Laptops, cellphones, television, video games, movies, iPads, and tablets. Nowadays there is no end to the amount of visual distractions we face on a daily basis. While all of these technologies can greatly augment our lives, there is still a … Continue reading

Sports Psychology: 4 Tools Athletes Use to Achieve Peak Performance

To achieve excellence in any sport or athletic competition, it’s important to focus on your mind just as much as your body. A healthy mind is what drives good practice, preparation, and focus before you enter a game. Ask any … Continue reading

Reconnecting With Your Body After Trauma

Our emotional experiences often have a physical component to them. When we’re nervous, we may feel a churning in our stomachs. When we’re disappointed, we may feel our hearts sink. And when we’re embarrassed, we may feel our faces flush. … Continue reading