How to Support Someone who is Grieving

How to Support Someone who is Grieving

Losing someone you love can be one of the single most devastating things a person can experience, especially if it comes as an unexpected blow. If you know someone struggling with that kind of loss, it can be difficult to know how to behave around them, particularly if you’ve never been through it yourself. Even […]

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When Life isn’t Fair

  I honestly can’t remember a time in my life where I wasn’t being given the response: “Life isn’t fair.” As a child those words offered no comfort and as I grew up… Well, they didn’t offer any comfort then either. I don’t know where I got the idea that life was supposed to be fair. I’m not […]

The key to controlling self esteem

The Key to Controlling Self Esteem

The modern west has a self-esteem problem. Far too many people are in love with themselves, while an equally enormous number of people can’t bear to live in their own skin. It is painfully rare to find people who have a healthy balance between self-criticism and pride. But this exact balance is key to not […]

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How to Focus on You – Relax

Even when life is going really well for you – sometimes, especially then – things can get overwhelming. People who just want to show they care about how you’re getting on can end up getting on your nerves. A busy social life can leave you exhausted enough to ache for the peaceful existence of a […]

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Achieving Without Efforting

“The next pose is called Caterpillar.” My imagination goes wild trying to imagine what the pose might look like as I am waiting for my yoga instructor to show us what we need to do. This is my first time to a Yin yoga class, and I am not quite sure what to expect. The […]

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When Your Glass is Empty

My journey to spiritual health began with the oddest concept that I had ever heard. My therapist at the time, Shay, explained it to me like this: “We are all glasses with different levels of liquid inside of us. When you give to others, you are pouring some of your liquid into their glass. When they do something for […]

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

~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 […]

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The Only Way to Answer HOW is to DO… An In-depth Look

Asking yourself or somebody else “HOW?” is a game of the mind. It is not possible to answer this question psychologically. How is a question only to be answered within the material world. And the only way to answer a question, materially, is through some type of action. Whether it be action based in thought […]

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Predicting the Future – What We Miss with Anxiety

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.” – Francis Bacon Sr. I had an absolutely great weekend a few days ago, and I almost missed it because of my problems with anxiety. […]

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Being a Patient in the Mental Health Care System

“I don’t care if you’re 3 percent or 99 percent, that’s too much,” said my brother, the emotion heavy in his voice. We were talking about the differences in the way I look at being suicidal, which I do somewhat regularly, suffering from depression and anxiety. The sharpness in his voice really hit me hard […]

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Why Does Happiness Never Last? – Embrace Change

Imagine that when you were very young – just beginning to speak – your parents gave you a picture of a beautiful landscape: a green lush meadow with hundreds of multicoloured flowers in the middle, a clear-water river joyously running on the right, several cute wooden village houses huddling together on the left and snow-topped […]

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My Culinary S’kills’ – We Can’t be Good at Everything.

I never did much in the kitchen before my marriage because as soon as I finished my schooling I left to pursue my engineering degree in Coimbatore away from my home. Living away from home, this was my first experience with bad food – puris that called upon all my masticating skills, ghee rice that […]