When you feel down, discouraged or frustrated, Buddhist concepts and techniques that focus you in the immediate present can offer surprising relief. Here's some starter key ideas, and info on an accessible and engaging guide that can help you to learn more.
I live in Colorado, one of the first states to legalize marijuana possession and use. Beware....Whether you call it pot, weed or marijuana, the long-term impacts of this mind-altering drug, especially for kids and teenagers, spells danger.
Impatience and irritability can increase with the stresses brought on by the Chanukah-Christmas season--or you can wash away your negative emotional reactions by dissolving them in this powerful antidote......
Much has been written of late of the downsides of psychotropic medications. Here's a set of alternatives to taking pills to combat anger, anxiety and depression, the Big Three of negative emotional states.
Aiming for personal happiness and positive relationships, yet having trouble finding your way? What are your options when the pathways that you thought would lead to well-being feel instead like they are leading to disappointment, frustration, work difficulties or family, relationship or marital problems?
Wouldn't it be amazing if a quick 30 seconds of tapping in a circle around your right ear while you say the right magic words could instantly alleviate bad moods? If it could melt anxious feelings into a state of relaxed calm? Try this experiment. It may work for you. It does for me.
Terrorism from abroad scares us, and yet the larger danger may be the terrorists we inadvertently are breeding within our own families and communities. Over 1000 research studies have clarified a frightening reality. Fortunately, there's lots you can do about it.
If someone you love leaves you, you are likely to suffer potent urges to bring them back. If a loved one dies, the pain is similar. Neuro-imaging studies are beginning to clarify why you feel what you do when you lose someone you love.
Nothing erodes a sense of personal empowerment like not being heard. What may be going on when you try to offer your loved one, boss or friends your perspective and they ignore your voice, brush your viewpoint aside, or automatically negate it?
One aspect of the cluster of traits listed in the DSM for borderline personality lies at the core of this disorder. That trait accounts for all the others. This is a trait that loved ones, friends and work associates all may readily identify. It lies at the heart of what can make an individual a difficult, "high maintenance" person--but it's not anger.
What pervasive cognitive/emotional/behavioral disorder was left out of the new diagnostic manual for emotional disorders? Here's some hints: What emotion most frequently gets you in trouble? What behavior of others most quickly leads to your wanting to avoid them?
Having to interact with someone with a borderline personality disorder can be extremely maddening—for both sides. High intensity emotions are costly. They make interactions stressfully upsetting, emotionally draining, and demoralizing.
Life similarly brings choice-points where we feel caught between wants and shoulds or frustrated when a loved one wants one thing and we want another.
Do your choice-points tend to mire you in inner conflict? In tensions and arguments with loved ones? Strong skills for creating win-win solutions sustain personal well-being and harmonious relationships.