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Are you living your happiest life?

(This article was published in First for Women magazine in July 2014.  Several mental health professionals, including me, were interviewed about the mental traps that hold people back from taking risks, offering effective strategies for overcoming those traps.  May it be useful to you and yours.) Every time we’re weighing a new opportunity-whether to ask our boss […]

Thriving Together and Negotiating Change

Negotiating Change When we experience conflict or disagreement in relationship, often we can see clearly what the other person is doing wrong, but we find it much harder to see clearly how what we are saying or doing may be hurting us, the other person, or the dynamic of the relationship.  The other person may […]

Service v. Seclusion

In his interview with venerable meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein earlier this week, Rick Hanson asked Joseph what was he working on now in his practice. Approaching 70, Joseph replied aging, and then specified finding the balance between service and seclusion – balancing the teaching and writing he has offered practitioners for 40 years with deepening […]

Challenge Your Inner Critic and Celebrate Your Personal Strengths

I was leafing through The Self-Esteem Companion: Simple Exercises to Help You Challenge Your Inner Critic and Celebrate Your Personal Strengths from New Harbinger Publications on the way home from teaching on the East Coast last weekend. While the field has shifted somewhat from focusing on self-esteem to focusing on self-acceptance and self-compassion (always available, […]

The Impact of Pure Being on Well-Being

The exercises below are excerpted from Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing by Richard Miller. They are simple entry points to a direct experience of the mystery of Being, of experiencing ourselves as Being. No worries if that seems a little “out there.” The practice actually creates a deep sense of […]

Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On

I couldn’t resist checking out Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On, a relatively new book by Mark Reinecke on Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety, and Fear. “Keep calm and carry on” was a motto of the British government during World War II and the title of Part Four of Bouncing Back. Mark […]

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