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Another Thing You Can Do When You are Anxious: Take a Rain Check (Brief Reflection and Practice)

Sometimes when we are really anxious, it is because we are trying to solve today problems that we don’t actually have to solve for a week, ten weeks, or even ten years. For instance, I remember when I was just beginning high school, I worried about where I was going to go to college. When… Continue reading Another Thing You Can Do When You are Anxious: Take a Rain Check (Brief Reflection and Practice)

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What to Do When You Feel Anxious

I would like you to imagine that you are walking in the woods, and you come to a stream. The water is low, and you want to cross to the other side. Luckily for you, there is a path of stepping stones across the stream that can take you safely to the other side, so… Continue reading What to Do When You Feel Anxious

Healing Difficult Emotions

Leaving Our Self-Constructed Prisons

Sometimes we construct our own personal prisons of suffering. This is nothing to be ashamed of because there are often very good reasons that we build these prisons. They often serve some important purpose, at least initially. We often do not realize, however, that we have built these prisons ourselves and that we do not… Continue reading Leaving Our Self-Constructed Prisons

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How to Reach Nirvana in Three Easy Steps

I am an academic (a philosopher, specifically), and sometimes I get stuck in my head a little too much. I am more than my brain, so getting stuck up there for too long can create imbalances in my life. Over the past couple of years, I have been in search of ways to nourish every… Continue reading How to Reach Nirvana in Three Easy Steps

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How to Feel Safe When the World Feels Scary

I have struggled lately with feeling anxious and scared about the state of affairs in our country. So I wrote a little book about how we can feel safe when the world feels scary.       ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it on social media. You might also like these… Continue reading How to Feel Safe When the World Feels Scary