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Taking Some of the Work out of Work: Skillful Livelihood

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted...” -MLK, JR.

Have you ever been at work, just counting the minutes until you can leave, and irritated at everyone who speaks to you? What if we told you that the truth is that most jobs are not all fun and games? Fortunately, they don’t need to be for you to find meaning and even pleasure in them. Let's see what the Buddha says about skillful livelihood.

OMG. Did I just say that?

Skillful Speech - pause before you speak.

The Buddha was aware that our words can be incredibly destructive, which is why he made Skillful Speech one of the 8 steps on the path to the end of suffering. In this blog post, we explore what Skillful Speech is and how it can play a role in our lives.

A foolproof tip on how to improve your relationships

I really appreciate you

Want to know a super-secret, foolproof method for improving your relationships? You’ll find a clue to the secret in Ed’s story. Ed said, “Since we talked about [how to make relationships better], I’ve been trying to give my roommate at least one compliment a day. It’s been hard because he’s always complaining and he drives me crazy. “First I could hardly think of anything, I mean this guy is...

The Mindful Twenty Something by Holly Rogers
“Wise, but not obscure. Practical, but lighthearted and inspiring.”

— MIRABAI BUSH, co-founder and Senior Fellow of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

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