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What's the Point of Life?

Human beings are social creatures and we really need one another for support and survival in this world. Back in the day it was called a clan or a tribe, now it's called community or social networks. Too often in the midst of our...


Feeling Grief Means Being Alive: 7 Tips to Help

In a recent blog, Ronald Pies, wrote about an experience which left him fuming when a local pharmacy lost close to 50 years of "priceless" home movies of childhood summers and memories gone by.  That same day continental flight 3407 went down and the deaths of 50 passengers that day putting everything in perspective. He said "Having problems means being alive" and even though we may struggle in this life, being alive is something to be grateful for.

Days later I learned that...


Mindfulness and Addiction: Part 2

 

In the prior blog I wrote about the potential to use nonjudgmental present moment awareness (aka mindfulness) to become more attuned to triggers, cravings, and urges and help break the cycle of addictive behavior. I also used the caveat "this is easier said than...


Mindfulness and Addiction: Part I

In an age where our lives seem to be accelerating, our stress also naturally seems to be increasing. In addition to addictive behaviors potentially having a strong genetic link, it's no wonder why so many of us are craving avoidance and escape. According to...