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Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.
“In the new year, many of us will be contemplating changing a behavior or an aspect of our lives. Some will dream of it, while the brave ones will get ready to take action. There is a reason you feel that spark. Life is finite. Don’t squander it. Here are four tips to help you be brave, conquer your fears, and pursue the spark.”
The cleaner and clearer the aura, the more authentic, aligned and balanced in-the-moment experience becomes.
Once upon a time, people spent their whole lives in one career until they retired. In this world, marriage was a given: it happened early and it was lifelong. Commitment was easy: …
Loneliness can be an invitation to change
5 steps to prevent excessive worrying.
The possible link between a shorter PCS and losing touch with reality may provide a new playing field for predicting and diagnosing a potentially serious brain aberration.
"If only they knew: For us, fear is not a choice. A little fear is necessary for survival: Ask any gazelle. But too much fear can be as crippling as too little."
Our meditation group had six stalwart sitters yesterday for our four-hour block sitting, in spite of the our city’s annual summer festival being in full swing, the gorgeous weather…
According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.
Several months ago, a student of my summertime yoga and writing workshop gave me a thank you card with a powerful, mesmerizing quote cut from the final pages of a insightful book, …
I once asked a friend whether she knew anything about Russian literature."No," she intoned, shaking her head with a studiedly blank look in her eyes. "Not a thing."Later I learned …
When you have low self-esteem, optimism doesn't come easy.
Growing up, we believed that doing well in school was the key to success. Good SAT scores and a high GPA will get you into a good college, which will lead to a good job and a successful future, right? Not necessarily.
Not long ago, the prevailing wisdom was that if you wanted to succeed in life, smarts, education, and effort would do the trick. The niceties of human relations were a something yo…
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
Science explains why people cling to ideas, even when they have contradictory evidence.
Research shows how first impressions can color later interactions.
Adapted from Everything Mind by Chris Grosso