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Using the Teachings of Buddha to Protect the Mind
Using the Teachings of Buddha to Protect the Mind

In my office, I have a plastic model of a brain sitting on my shelf. Very similar to one you might find in a science class. You can take it apart to see each of the “pieces” of the brain. The frontal lobe, right and left hemisphere, amygdala and so on. It is both a...

When Radio Waves Are Stronger Than Earthquakes
When Radio Waves Are Stronger Than Earthquakes

I recently heard a great story that I wanted to share with you. It's about a woman named Genie Chance.  Genie was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who was the first woman in Alaskan broadcast news. She is most famous for her coverage of the 1964 Alaska...

How Focusing on a Purpose Raises Self-Esteem

One of my favorite books of all time is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. In it, Frankl stresses the importance of pursuing purpose in your life. He writes:  "What man [or woman or nonbinary person] actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the...

The Secret Mission of Dogs: Making Us Happier Beings
The Secret Mission of Dogs: Making Us Happier Beings

The other day was a particularly stressful morning. So I decided to go for a walk. Despite trying to clear my mind and just enjoy the walk, I kept obsessing over the things I had to get done the rest of the day. It was turning into an angry march, rather than a...

How to Battle the Tiring Nature of Overwhelming Decisions
How to Battle the Tiring Nature of Overwhelming Decisions

DO THESE THOUGHTS SOUND FAMILIAR...? Should I wear a mask outside? Should I see those friends? Who should I believe on the news? How can I find a job right now? Am I sanitizing enough? On a regular, day-to-day basis you have many decisions to make. These days, your...

Which Cognitive Distortions Do You Have?
Which Cognitive Distortions Do You Have?

The pandemic has a lot of us using distorted thinking more than ever. Distorted thoughts are thoughts which can ruin any potential for happiness in our daily lives. David Burns famously outlined 10 types of distorted thinking. They are as follows: All-or-Nothing...

How to Deal with Setback
How to Deal with Setback

How do you react after a setback? After losing your job, a divorce, an injury, or emotional trauma? Well, you can choose to hide, emotionally freeze, and give up. OR you can choose to collect yourself, reshape your new reality and grow from it.  Obviously, I recommend...

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