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Day: July 24, 2020

3 Ways to Cultivate More Self-Compassion

3 Ways to Cultivate More Self-Compassion

Many people are brought up to always be kind to others. But how many of us were taught to be kind to ourselves? Self-compassion, or self-love, can often seem like a foreign concept, particularly to those raised in an abusive or unloving home. Self- compassion and self-love are not to be confused with arrogance or […]

Overcoming Addiction: How Loved Ones Can Help

Overcoming Addiction: How Loved Ones Can Help

For decades, individuals suffering from addiction have traveled the same route toward recovery with some measure of success. That route entailed combining a recovery program, such as AA, with therapy. The problem with this traditional route is that therapists and program leaders had only marginal potential for influencing patients outside the office or treatment center. […]

How Meditation Could Help You Defend Against Dementia

How Meditation Could Help You Defend Against Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s is often a terrifying event for the patient and their family. Slowly losing one’s memories to the point of not recognizing loved ones is a future none of us want to experience. But science is now finding that these cognitive diseases may be preventable through the practice of daily […]

Why Aging and Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Why Aging and Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand

They say that with age comes wisdom, and for some, that may be true. But with age also comes some very big challenges. In addition to dealing with the onset of disease and physical disabilities, older people must face loss: the loss of a spouse, loss of friends, loss of siblings, and even the loss […]

A beautiful poem for our times by Brother Richard Hendrick

A beautiful poem for our times by Brother Richard Hendrick

  Yes there is fear Yes there is isolation Yes there is panic buying Yes there is sickness Yes there is even death But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again They say that after a few weeks of quiet The sky is no longer […]

A time for Love

A time for Love

    “We have a choice. Epidemics, like earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods are part of the cycle of life on planet earth. How will we respond? With greed, hatred, fear, and ignorance? This only brings more suffering. Or with generosity, clarity, steadiness, and love? This is a time for love.” — Jack Kornfield    

A Jungian Perspective on Our Current Times

Jung in the Time of Coronavirus by Mark Napack, LCPC Posted from Jung Society of Washington [The] existence of a compensatory ordering factor which is independent of the ego and whose nature transcends consciousness… is no more miraculous, in itself, than… the attunement of a virus to the anatomy and physiology of human beings. (CW […]

One Way to Help Panic Attacks

Breathe   If you’re like most of us, your reaction to this advice may have been “yeah, right….”.  Something this simple does not seem like it will be of any help to you when you’re in the midst of a full-blown attack.  I totally understand how you might feel this way about something so simple.  […]

How to Manage Anxiety and Fear

So many of us are fearful right now. Every day there are more horror stories in the news, pictures of death on the front page of the paper. We’re inundated with statistics about how many people tested positive yesterday, how many people died, the latest frightening statistics. It’s no wonder that anxiety is part of […]