Archives for October, 2010

Addiction

4 Steps to Getting Unstuck


The reason so many of us are drawn to the idea of getting unstuck is because feeling stuck in life is such a common experience. Maybe we continually get distracted at work as projects mount or get hooked into the same arguments in our relationships, or just can’t seem to get back on the treadmill.
Feeling stuck is part of the human experience. So how do we get...
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Anxiety

Technology Vs Humans: Who’s Controlling Who?

Lately I’ve been wondering how all the digital gadgets that we’ve become so attached to affect our levels of stress. In other words, the eyes are taking in more light and stimulation than ever and perhaps the brain is over activated leaving us feeling anxious much of the time and in order to avoid our anxiety we turn back to the gadgets. Could this be true?  And if so, could...
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Addiction

The Antidote to Self Hatred

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD, complex trauma or any myriad of life’s challenges, there seems to be a prevalent underlying voice of self-hatred that perks its head up at times more than others. I think the Dalai Lama has a good take on this.

Jack Kornfield shares the Dalai Lama’s story in a recent edited book The Buddha Is Still Teaching
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Addiction

Resiliency Starts in the Womb

In a recent op-ed column in the NY Times, Nicholas Kristof explores recent research that suggests the period we all spend in the womb has a critical impact on our level of physical, emotional and mental well-being throughout our lives.

He says:
“The result is children who start life at a disadvantage — for kids facing stresses before birth appear to have lower educational attainment, lower incomes and worse health throughout...
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Addiction

Living as If It Mattered: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Today it's my deep pleasure to bring to you a man who needs very little introduction, Jon Kabat-Zinn. Jon is known as the creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which has brought mindfulness to hundreds of thousands of people around the world and has now integrated into health care, business, education, sports and even government.

MBSR has been adapted to work with issues such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, illness, trauma and much more. Jon is author of bestselling books such as "Wherever You...
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