Why do so many people experience unhappiness? There are lots of differing ways to look at it. The personal-responsibility view says people are unhappy because they make poor choices, which bring negative consequences and lead [...]
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Make it a habit to notice how often you judge your feelings. I regularly hear people say their feelings are silly, stupid, or ridiculous. There are ridiculous shoes and TV shows, but not ridiculous feelings. [...]
A funny thing happens when we step off the merry-go-round. Things stop spinning. The dust settles,and we can see more clearly. We have time to reflect on how we are living, what's working and what [...]
Mindfulness is getting a lot of attention these days, and rightly so. As a way to cultivate balance, sanity and contentment, it's been well-tested since its development 2600 years ago. Consider its longevity, in comparison [...]
It's symptoms like anxious feelings that often drive people to seek a therapist. In Mindfulness we refer to symptoms as 'suffering', meaning, being uncomfortable. And of course when beginning therapy, the goal is usually symptom [...]
How did anxiety get such a bad rap? This harmless feeling is widely feared, and has been pathologized by the DSM as a 'disorder'. Well-meaning PCPs regularly write prescriptions to help their patients banish it. [...]
Often, the struggle that brings someone to therapy is finding themselves overwhelmed by their inner experience- waves of emotion, sensations in the body, or churning thoughts. I sometimes reflect on how challenging it is to [...]
A quiet revolution is happening in the mental health field. People seeking help are realizing that ‘therapy’ can be focused on what positive patterns they wish to grow, rather than on what’s wrong with them. [...]