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Body Image

Are You Sure Losing Weight is The Answer?

Sometimes we hyper-focus on losing weight, because we yearn to feel lighter. Because right now we feel so heavy. Which we assume is because of the number on the scale. In our society, we always assume that the culprit is the number on the scale. We always assume that our weight is the issue, the end-all, be-all issue (and, of course, it's all our fault).

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360 of Compassion

Touch a Screen or Touch Reality

Perhaps, I am being overly dramatic but it seems to me that we – as a species – have entered the age when we are far more likely to forget our kids in a hot car than forget our smart-phones.

Indeed, we have become inseparable from our “devices.” We have become a species of absent-minded, techno-distracted zombies. We no longer notice each other. We maladaptivly jaywalk with our minds buried in our so-called smart-phones. We can’t...
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360 of Compassion

Cosmos as a Pet

Petting a dog is said to have powerful health benefits – a release of oxytocin (a feel-good bonding hormone), a lowering of heart rate and blood pressure. How marvelous!

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That is the power of touch! And the logic of it!

Oxytocin – the feel-good bonding hormone – is activated by touch.

Makes sense!

To unite, to bond (two surfaces), you have to bring them together until they touch.

And when the two biological membranes – two living skins – realize...
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Anxiety

How to Stay in Your Happy Place No Matter What!

Before I forget, I had the greatest time reviewing a subscription box based on psychology principles: Therabox. This was a first for me, and although I had some mixed views, the good feeling has stayed with me!

Speaking of the title here, I'm thinking a therapist might say, there are no bad feelings. :) That could be true, as Shakespeare wrote: there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. But we still have to deal with things, right?

One...
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