Spotlight: Coping with Chronic Stress

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In these post-modern times humans are facing relentless amounts of stress. Here four wisdom leaders share techniques to help us with practical and insightful ways of coping.


Yvonne TallyReclaiming Our Time and Moving Away from Busy Behavior
with Yvonne Tally

Program 3659
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Moving away from busy behavior takes more than trying to just make a quick change. Tally explains why quick fixes aren’t sustainable. In order to truly reclaim our days from the hectic pace of busyness we need to find the value behind what we want to change. She shares some concrete processes to help us reclaim our overscheduled lives. Read more »


Jon Kabat ZinnFalling Awake
with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Program 2436
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By paying attention in the moment and to the people we are with, Jon Kabat-Zinn says we can bring a richness and power to our lives that goes beyond healing to give us meaning, wonder and joy in life. “It’s very similar to falling asleep,” he says, “only this is actually falling awake.” Kabat-Zinn has decades of experience with the effectiveness of meditative techniques for chronic stress and pain conditions as well as simple daily annoyances. Read more »

Program 3426
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Patricia Sun, a teacher’s teacher, inspires us to go for creative solutions as we “re-create” and “re-perceive” our thought patterns. She reminds us that “love is the greatest force in the universe.” Read more »


Susyn ReeveCultivating An Inspired Life
with Susyn Reeve

Program 3414
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By giving us many examples, Reeve demonstrates how we can upgrade the “software of our mind.” She says, “The trick is to pay attention to our feelings because our thoughts generate our feelings. Our feelings are our personal guidance system.” Read more »