Archives for Stress
Forget about being unfriended, people are actually being unfamily-ed due to deep political divisions. According to this report in USA Today, family members on both sides of the political spectrum are being uninvited to Thanksgiving dinner. How can you cope if your family is among those in which political tensions run high?
C.R. writes: Yes, it once again feels to me like a very good time for a news fast. As fascinating as the post-election transition might be, I personally believe that the ever-provocative, ratings-driven idealogues in the media aren't particularly worth watching, reading and listening to—especially if their yapping is causing you stress, or leading to feelings of anxiety or depression.
It’s safe to say one of the main goals of therapy is to teach you how to help yourself so you don’t actually have to be in therapy, at least not for a moment longer than necessary. If you don't have a diagnosis which requires ongoing therapy, then ask yourself:
(A God in Therapy post) This New York Times' article went viral yesterday: A Drug to Cure Fear. But are yet more psychiatric drugs really the answer? A 19th century Jewish mystic, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, said "no."
Enlightenment: the action or state of attaining or having attained spiritual knowledge or insight, so says the dictionary.
The concept of enlightenment today sometimes reflects the view that an awareness which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth, enlightenment is largely about non-attachment.
Attachment is prison, meditation and nothingness are the key to enlightenment.
Non-attachment is the highest state of being and total enlightenment.
Letting go is the way to go.
Practice enlightened mindfulness, not attachment.
And the famous:...