Between 15% and 30% of the U.S. population feels lonely chronically. Here we examine what it means to be lonely, how we become and stay that way, what it can do to us, and the latest methods of working with it. It so happens that mindfulness meditation has a lot in common with them. It's a connection that has only begun to be explored, and it's yet another reason to start meditating.
Welcome to the Right Life Project.
We strive to support you in building and maintaining the most meaningful, fulfilling, and healthy life possible. The kind of life that comes from letting go of habits of thought or behavior that have held you in place and cultivating others that promote feelings of freedom and wellbeing. One in which your daily life, whether at home, work, or play, is aligned with who you are at your core—allowing you to thrive, not just survive.
Whether you're just here for interesting reading, or there are some areas of your life that you’d like to work on, or you’d like to make radical changes and don’t know where to begin, we hope you’ll find something that speaks to you.
Setting and achieving goals seems straightforward enough in principle: figure out what you’d like to have or what kind of person you’d like to be, and then make concerted effort in that direction until you get there. But this oversimplification can set you up for self-blame when you fall short. There's more to achievement than perseverance and brute force. Here we begin to take a closer look at some of the variables that affect your ability to get where you want to be.
If aliens are studying us by monitoring the internet, then they have surely concluded two things: humans have an insatiable appetite for numbered lists and images of small animals. The prevalence of critters is no mystery: they’re cute. Lists of things you find online are meant to attract and hold your attention, and they can be fun and informative indeed. But they can also reinforce unhealthy habits of behavior and mind and otherwise impede your having long-term happiness.
Mindfulness meditation can seem full of riddles. If practicing it involves cultivating acceptance of the way things are, then why would I practice in the first place? Isn't trying to change myself diametrically opposed to mindfulness practice? And if I do practice, how am I supposed to feel better if I'm not supposed to strive for change? Read on, and we'll try to clear it up for you.