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Archives for July, 2012

Anxiety and Worry

About Being Free

Last night I was sitting with my colleagues at the New York Person Centered Resource Center, and the talk turned to emotional freedom.

What does freedom mean to us? As a society, we have moved beyond the shackles of restrictive speech and we are free go wherever we want.

But are our minds really free? Don't we all restrict ourselves by our constant worries, or guilt, or even desire,...
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General

Nothing Is Precious Until It’s Gone

I listened to an interview with Roseanne Cash, Johnny Cash's daughter, the other day. She is a singer songwriter herself and recently published a memoir.

One remark of hers, which she made casually and in passing, stuck in my mind. During her career she had lost her voice, a vital element of her existence, for a period of about two years.

After she regained it, she vowed never to take it for granted...
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Stop Making Assumptions


Everybody makes assumptions; we do it all the time.

In part, we have to do so in order to navigate our environment. We assume that everybody will accept the US dollar as our common currency. We assume that we will have a job tomorrow.

If we wouldn't make assumptions, we'd be a nervous wreck all day long. It's a part of learning how to be in the world.

But then there are the kind...
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