Why Being Offended is F*cking with your happiness

Last week I watched an email argument unfold. Ever have one of those? It’s funny how even the most unassertive individuals become badasses behind the keyboard. It’s easy to misinterpret messages we receive by email or text because we’re missing crucial nonverbal components (body language and tone of voice). Sensible people know this, yet they ...

A Man With a Gun…How Compassion Changed Things

We sat at a cafe. The sun draped the room like a golden sheet. “I’m shocked you could pronounce quinoa,” I told my blue-jeaned, scraggly bearded friend -- I’ll call him John. He chuckled, put down his menu and leaned in to tell me a story. “I’m trying to be less cranky, and to make some ...