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We are also the environment

"The environment is not limited to the trees, plants, water, sun, etc. We are also the environment. How we treat each other is the environment. Let us all do our part to make it, and each other, flourish." John Bruna We often focus on our…

Be who you are, where you are.

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere we'd…

Choosing one thought over another

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” - William James In our busy lives we often forget that the real source of our stress is not the things on our to do list. It is how we think about…

Everything makes a difference

“Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference. It does.” William James We will never truly know how much impact our thoughts and actions have on ourselves and others. Even the most subtle interactions with others leave an imprint…

Obstacles to Happiness with Mark Molony

Mark Molony, co-founder of the Mindful Life Program joins John Bruna and Laura Bartels on Habits of Happiness to identify obstacles to happiness and how to overcome them. Produced by Aspen GrassRoots TV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T…

Become the person you decide to be

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Today’s quote reminds us of something we may be aware of, that we actually become the person we choose to be. Of course this does not…

Once again, it is the journey not the destination.

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.” Andy Rooney At the end of our lives, when we look back at all we have accomplished or failed to accomplish, what will give…

The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer ...

“The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who…

The Power of an Open Heart

“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness…