Tag: mindful

  • Smile Pretty & Abandon Hope.

    Smile Pretty & Abandon Hope.

    The secret to a happy life: Give up hope. Or, should I say, hope wisely. Cultivate wise hope. In When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron writes: “You could even put ‘Abandon hope’ on your refrigerator door instead of more conventional aspirations…” Chapter 7: Hopelessness and Death “Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, […]

  • 28 Ways to be (More) Real.

    Say what you feel. Admit failure. Make more eye contact. Remember your own (and every being’s) basic goodness. Sing! (Even if you can’t sing.) Dance! (Even if you can’t dance.) Admit it when you’re wrong. And say sorry. Look fear in the face. Write heartfelt notes to friends. Give up small talk. Don’t be fake. […]