Make It a Good Life

“It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times.” How do you make the most of it? Join John Luca, MA, DC, each week for uplifting research, insights, and stories to help you make your life a good one. John started his professional career almost 30 years ago. He has graduate degrees in chiropractic, mathematics, creative writing, and psychology. He has been a mindfulness practitioner for thirty years, and has extensive experience with men's groups. He is the father of four. John has studied with George Goodheart, Jack Kornfield, Stan Grof, Dan Siegal, Peter Levine, and J. Krishnamurti. The focus of his practice is helping his clients heal and find the tools, strength, and commitment to live their lives fully in accordance with their deepest values. John can be reached at

You're Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

Dylan wrote it and sang it and in his way he tries to live it. Read story.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Out of Our Right Minds

Research shows that money, possessions, and goal-directed activity don’t make us happy. So what does? Read story.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

You Don’t Have to Live Like a Billiard Ball

You can begin to cultivate a space between a triggering event and your reaction—if you’re willing to accept the power. Read story.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

What Is Your Highest Ambition?

It is very difficult at times to be aware of how many ways we have for making ourselves miserable by our own thoughts and beliefs. Read story.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tunisia, Martin Luther King, and Main Street

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Mohamed Bouazizi, the 26-year-old fruit vendor who set himself on fire in Tunisia and set off a series of events that led to the collapse of the government. Read story.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Key to Happiness

The world has never been busier trying to be happy than it is right now. Read story.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Try Again

How many failures does it take to become a success? Take a clue from Henry Ford, RH Macy, Soichiro Honda, Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders . . . Read story.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Life is Short so We Must Move Very Slowly

Maybe it’s when we’re out on a quiet walk looking up at the stars or when we breathe deeply into our own mortality that we open up to the mystery. Read story.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Radical Transparency

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a young idealist pursuing a vision to create a more open world. Read story.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Attachment Issues

If you are a parent, or a parent-to-be, or a teacher, or anyone interested in the well-being of children, then this research is very important for you and the children in your life. Read story.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Holiday Gift of You

Most of us hold back gifts. We withhold our love, or our passion, or our enthusiasm, or our ideas, or our smile, or our laughter, our creativity and artistry, our commitment, our dreams Read story.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saying No, Saying Yes, and Changing Your Life

Why “to hell with that” just might work for you. Read story.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Neil Young and Eminem Share Some Secrets

Working through fear to answer your muse's call. Read story.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Befriend Your Dragon

It’s a lot easier to move forward if your emotional brain is working with you rather than against you. Read story.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winners’ Circle

Here’s an interesting win/lose game for you to play. Read story.

Sunday, November 14, 2010
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