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Mantras are often referred to as the words by which we live. Here, I’ll discuss the significance of mantras and how it can help you, suggest useful mantras, and provide some guidance on creating your own mantra. Like other mindfulness practices and philosophies, mantras have been adopted and adapted by “Western” culture from its ancientContinue reading “Mantras, Words to Live By”
Most introductions to topics of fear and stress in psychology use a hypothetical bear scenario to demonstrate our primitive responses for survival: fight, flight, freeze. I’ll spare you the bear and instead cut to the response itself and the repercussions. When faced with something scary or stressful, the bears of your life, your body releasesContinue reading “7 Starting Points for the Guts & Gore of Fear”
If you take a minute to close your eyes, start imagining each of your friends and work colleagues. Then imagine your partner and your ex-partners (I won’t tell them). Think about some of the characteristics they have that really irritate you, and before you get too worked up, think about some of the characteristics thatContinue reading “Mirrors: How Your Relationships Reflect Who You Really Are”