why you should never compare your pain

Why You Should Never Compare Your Pain

Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Mind March 17, 2016 No Comments

Nobody lives a perfect life. Even those people who seem to have the most blessed and successful existences imaginable have those days where they just don’t want to get out of bed. Sooner or later, everyone is going to stumble. Everyone is going to lose, even if it’s only once. Someone you care about suddenly won’t be around any more. Something…

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‘If You Can’t Handle Me At My Worst’ – The Truth Behind it.

Anxiety, Depression, Life, Mind, Relationships March 9, 2016 No Comments

If You Can’t Handle Me At My Worst… …then you don’t deserve me at my best. It’s one of those quotations that does the rounds on social media every so often. It’s usually shared by people with bad attitudes, to justify treating the people around them like dirt. It’s thrown at people who are genuinely sick of someone’s exploitative, maybe…

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Defeating the Demon of Loneliness (with the help of Lao Tzu)

Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Mind February 29, 2016 1 Comment

At one point, I found myself without a community. Perhaps you have, or will, as well. It could be sudden, like any sort of abandonment or death. It could be subtle, like drifting away from your adolescent home. Here is my experience. The demon of loneliness greets me. “Welcome to solitude,” he sneers. “You’ve been rejected,” he whispers. I agree,…


Strategies for Dealing with Anxiety and Anxiety-based Panic Attacks (ABPA)

Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Meditation, Mind, Well Being February 20, 2016 No Comments

~Confessions of a mindfulness and meditation instructor~ Have you ever awakened from a deep sleep realizing that you slept through your morning alarm? Do you recall that feeling of utter terror, thoughts racing about the consequences? How did this happen? Did I forget to set my alarm? How late is it? How much trouble am I in? Will I get…

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Why does Meditation Sound too Good to be True?

Anxiety, Depression, Meditation, Mind, Stress January 28, 2016 No Comments

Meditation helped make Steve Jobs a world-changing innovator. Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons swears by its benefits. Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Ray Dalio, and Jim Carrey all practice Transcendental Meditation. Articles about the benefits of sitting in meditation are everywhere. And yet only 8% of people—18 million Americans—practice meditation regularly. The argument behind signing up for meditation is very strong. But…