Crushing stress with Candy Crush

April 24th, 2016

“Don’t get this game,” my sister warned me, “it will ruin your life.” Well, my life wasn’t ruined like 13-year Lucas Chan, who spent $4300 on the notorious Candy Crush game in one marathon session. It’s one of the healthy outlets for me to distract myself, come down from stress and chaos, from screaming kids,

9 Life Lessons I’ve learned from Marshmallow (my cat)

April 12th, 2016

One night my indoor kitten snuck out, and for four straight hours I sat on the chilly, moon-lit deck meowing his name into the darkness. When the little rascal finally did come home, he taught me nine profound life lessons that will fluff up your heart and get your mind purring… 1. Don’t rely on

How to deal with stress and pressure without chemicals and what parents can do if they see signs their students are stressed or under pressure.

March 30th, 2016

The underlying problem needs to be addressed: Why is there a large number of young adults who turn to chemicals to manage life? There are two factors at play that push kids over the edge. External: they feel enormous pressure to perform to meet parental and societal expectations (rather than being self-expressed freely). And Internal:

The Gift of Empowering Parenting

March 29th, 2016

Three weeks ago, I was flying from Boston to Los Angeles, and my nine-year-old son was asking the flight attendant questions like “What movie are we going to watch tonight?” and “How long is the flight?” He was using a normal voice and being very polite. (During the 6-hour flight he asked maybe three questions

The real cause of emotional pain and how to end it

November 24th, 2014

How to forgive the unforgivable and learn to trust again

November 24th, 2014

Do kids represent too much happiness and aliveness to us, adults, who have forgotten these things?

August 28th, 2014

Two days ago, I was flying back home from our family’s vacation in Boston, and my 9-years-old son was asking the flight attendant questions like “What movie are we going to watch tonight?” and “How long is the flight?” He was using a normal voice and was very polite. (During the 6-hour flight he asked

Assisting my grandparents being reborn…

July 14th, 2014

What happens next freaks me out, even in my sleep. I am suddenly aware of a number of ghostly, transparent beings drifting in the air above the birthing woman. Shockingly, I realize that two of them are my grandparents: Grandma Asya is lingering close to the bottom of the woman’s huge, bulging belly, and Grandpa

Life Worth Celebrating — My New article is live on!

June 3rd, 2014

Life worth celebrating!

Well-Being is who we really are.

April 21st, 2014

The most important thing that you can teach your children is that Well-being abounds. And that Well-being is naturally flowing to them. And that if they will relax and reach for thoughts that feel good, and do their best to appreciate, then they will be less likely to keep the Well-being away, and more likely