From the dark terror of his own breakdown, Kirk Schneider has come to live in a state of awe. He explored the roots of his nightmares and anxiety, and the habits that kept him depressed and disengaged, and found that life is something to marvel at.
Are we limited, damaged, and inadequate? Gail Brenner says we are not. She understands that the self-help movement can be useful, but believes that we possess the capacity to spontaneously find inner peace. She shares ideas for shedding the stories and thought patterns that bring about negative feelings.
“Awake-ism,” in Buddhist teacher Nichtern’s view, means to be aware, open, and compassionate. He looks at Buddhist thought as a psychological, philosophical, and ethical system that can be useful for anyone. Living an awake life is a good thing. His advice for living in these times is to maintain our awareness as we move between […]
Judith Orloff, M.D. comes from a long line of intuitive healers, and she’s been working with her own intuition since she was a young child. Through her personal experience and her work as an intuitive psychiatrist, she’s acquired a wealth of knowledge that will help you learn to recognize, and make wise use of, your […]
Finley tells us that on a day to day basis our lives are a kind of “constant hopping from one identity to another.” He describes this as the location from which we are operating. He suggests we ask ourselves the question: Are we choosing the location of fear and anxiety, which supports knee-jerk reactions, or one of mindfulness and […]
We live in challenging times. Beyond life’s typical ups and downs, there seems to be an overabundance of obstacles each of us must overcome. At times the stress feels overwhelming, and we struggle to find the balance we desperately need to get through it all. In this conversation with beloved teacher and healer Joan Borysenko, […]
Change is stressful, often frightening. At a time when everything around you is changing, it’s essential to monitor how you respond to change, and to cultivate healthy ways of dealing with the fears that often arise, when the status quo dissolves before your eyes. M. J. Ryan has developed sound strategies that will help you […]
Jan Frazier was your average working mother, living your average American life, dealing with the same issues we all deal with—child care, making ends meet, trying to take care of a pressing health concern. Suddenly all the worries and fear fell away, and all that was left was the present moment and an endless state […]
What does the territory of aging look like in a society that worships youth? When a realization flashes into our consciousness that we are aging, we tend to tighten up with fear. Negative images of our parents, grandparents, and friends loom before us. Anderson counsels us to move from that gripping fear into curiosity, “If we […]
“Our fundamental thesis is that we filter our entire life experience. Everything we think, everything we say, everything we do is a result of our beliefs. Our core assumptions, our fundamental belief system, determines how we perceive reality, and this actually results in the world we experience, the world that we individually and collectively have […]
There are four phases that show up again and again in order to thrive in challenging times and Combs equates them to the seasons. We get a medical report, we’re facing a divorce, or coping with the death of a loved one. It’s in the autumn when things are falling apart. Combs describes the other […]
We all have some clutter in our lives. Whether it’s in our drawers, closets, garages, or computers, we can all do with some letting go of possessions we no longer need. Some of us put off making decisions about our“stuff” by renting storage units–Out of sight-out of mind–Or is it really? Palmer tells us that paying […]
Healer Nicki Scully, tells us how it is time for us to move from healing ourselves to healing the planet. We can do this collectively by joining together in circles, in phone-bridges, and in our own personal meditations. Now is the time for us to make a quantum leap in consciousness. We must co-create this […]
We are often trapped in the matrix of our intellect telling ourselves that we are victims of circumstances: it’s the economy, it’s my upbringing, it’s my job, my co-workers. Judd says, “[T]his moment is the only moment you can change and this moment defines your future moments. So when I focus on praise, love, gratitude, and […]