acceptance

8 Keys to Better Living, According to Zen Coaching

Zen coaching combines two focuses. On one hand, the discipline of “coaching” is orientated towards making connections, instructing, and training others to achieve their goals. This is a Western idea. On the other hand, zen is a thousand-year-old philosophical system hoping…

Grief Doesn’t Heal Without Acceptance

After the death of a loved one or a breakup, among many other situations that can happen, we all agree on one thing: we all feel grief. But sometimes we get stuck in that stage. We forget that grief doesn’t…

The Art of Being Okay with yourself is Priceless

Being okay with yourself is priceless. That kind of psychological craftsmanship takes two things: making up with the past and not obsessing over the future. Above all, feeling good means learning to think the right way. It means focusing on the…

Edward Scissorhands, A Story About Acceptance

Edward Scissorhands, directed by Tim Burton in 1990 and starring a very young Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, is considered by many to be Burton’s masterpiece. Its soundtrack is a highlight, composed by Danny Elfman, who has become an idol himself.…

Accepting Your Body Isn’t Easy

Every society has its own standards of physical beauty. A trip through history and across the world proves that “beauty” is an ever-changing concept. For some groups in certain places and times, there’s nothing more attractive than a large, fleshy person. It…

How Can We Learn to Accept Death?

It’s odd how hard it is for us to accept the truest fact of life: death. After all, it’s an absolute truth that we are all going to die. Nobody escapes this fate but even so we spend a good part…

Everyone Has Their Own Inner Struggles

All of us are fighting our own inner battle. For some of us, it’s like World War III in there. And we don’t always know the details of people’s inner struggles. The only people who truly understand them are those…

The Best Way to Show Love is to Tolerate Imperfections

Perfect affection is found, in some way, in a tolerance for imperfections. It means living outside of the perfect world of Disney stories. That world, of unconditional devotion, idealization, and blind responsibilities, doesn’t exist. The affection we are talking about doesn’t…

Happiness According to Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell was an English philosopher, mathematician, and writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. At first, he might not seem like someone with the secret to happiness. In fact, he lived much of his life alternating between…