3 thoughts on “Getting Better at Feeling to Feel Better (for the Long-Term)

  • February 26, 2016 at 7:10 am

    This is something I need to try at work…..those long miserable 12 hour nights that just drag and drag…..I often get so depressed and find work almost unbearable. Perhaps if I can greet these feelings of depression, isolation, hopelessness, boredom, loneliness, unhappiness, I can be aware of how I’m feeling and do something to fight these feelings? Or accept them? And than redirect them? Think of my pay check, my fur babies? I don’t know…..

    • February 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Zipper- Thank you for your thoughtful comment. We can all benefit from working within this balance. The essential ingredient is attending to the feelings with kindness and self compassion AND moving towards activities that will be most effective towards the goals that will reduce the feelings you describe. A good first step would be to ask your therapist, or someone you trust to help you do this. And remember, like any skill, emotion regulation takes practice, practice, practice! I hope you will keep following here or sign up at http://www.mindful-mastery.com for more self help skills for stress resilience and self mastery! May you BE-Well! Lara

  • February 27, 2017 at 7:55 am


    I changed my life from a bad one into a great one in 3 weeks thanks to a stone!!! Yes a stone!!!….. it was that simple that I would like to share my experience and hopefully help you.
    It will sound really ridiculous to you all I’m sure, as it did to me in the beginning but please read what I have to say, you have nothing to loose, trust me.

    I now have a job with a bigger salary and nice work colleagues plus the responsibilities I desired, a beautiful new car and am almost clear of all my dettes. Only 4 months ago I was beginning a depression because of some bad personal stuff which hit me, plus my under paid job was so unbearable that I dreaded getting up everyday and played sick more and more. My search for a new job since 10 months brought me nothing and I started falling ill with anything and everything. My relationships did not last more than a night and I felt like I was in the bottom of a well and could not climb out or see anything positive in my future. My motivation was low and I was always, always tired.

    Well a lady I met at the doctors one day talked to me about a Swiss healing stone that has been used for centuries to heal and “improve” people, she was a bit witch like and weird. It sounded like rubbish so I forgot about it until maybe a month later I stumbled across a documentary on tv about the exact same place she was talking about in Switzerland. It was fascinating, I watched it all and then I did my research and found where to buy one of these stones.
    Heres the site: http://www.gratitude-stone.com

    When it arrived, I held it in my hand and was amazed that you can actually feel something, I don’t know how to describe it, maybe the energy of the the stone or something like that. Anyway I don’t believe it was made up in my head.

    I followed a 15 min ritual that they (the guru who sells the stones) advise you to do every day, with the stone in my hand or pocket and this is no crap, in 2 days I felt full of energy, about a day or two later I started feeling positive and motivated and then clearer in my head, then happier. I cannot explain it but life seemed easier and better day by day and I was able to handle my hated job until 3 weeks later when I performed a great interview (normally not my thing) and was offered a great job.

    I’ve been in my job since almost 3 months now and I love it and my colleagues seem to love me. At the end of the year I will have the possibility of promotion. I have also met a great guy and for the first time in my life it’s a happy and healthy relationship, he’s as in love with me as me with him. Money and love just seem to be coming my way easily now. It was like I was repelling all good things in the past and now I attract them. I now also get along with people that I did not like or care for before or who did not like me, It’s amazing, I just seem to be this likable person all of a sudden.

    I never go anywhere without my stone and feel that it puts a protective energy layer around me. I know it’s hard to believe that a stone can turn your life around but believe me it can. My close friends did not take me seriously and laughed me off but they have ALL gone and bought the magic stone themselves since seeing such a change in me and my life. I’ll keep you posted in a few months about how their lives improve to 🙂


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