Kindness: A Win-Win for Everyone – Tiny Buddha

"Kindness increases our sense of fulfillment and joy, it helps us build resilience, and it’s also a source of strength, as well as a skill that aids our success."   “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of … Continue reading Kindness: A Win-Win for Everyone – Tiny Buddha

Selfcare is the beginning of happiness

By Eric Perry, PhD-c Audio version | Click here “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle When was the last time you had a day to yourself? If you are like most people it was probably a while ago. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded by external stimuli. […] … Continue reading Selfcare is the beginning of happiness

“I’d prefer to get at the root, because I’m tired of all this bad fruit.” This religious perspective is not going to resonate with everyone, but the abstract sentiment should. Just like personal meditation, we should be asking what is below the surface.

Back to School Prayer

Dear God, The name we give to all the mysteries and wonders of life; the name we give to the creative zeal that is manifest in all the beauty of life; the name we give to the collective communion of all that has been created, to all creators, and all that is beyond creation. Thank … Continue reading Back to School Prayer

Spiritual Practice for Depression: On a Scale of 1-10, How Effective is Mindfulness Meditation?

Mindfulness probably has some individual nuances for all of us, but an enjoyable read.

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Mindfulness isn’t what I had in mind. Here’s what I mean.

Right now, as research for this site, I’m reading Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zin for the first time. Now a modern classic, this gives one of the more detailed, systematic (even medical) approaches to mindfulness meditation. It’s based on the successful hospital classes led by Kabat-Zin many years ago, with more recent additions in the revised version I’m reading. I’m also reading several books by Thich Nhat Hanh right now, and listening to an Eckhart Tolle audiobook. I didn’t think of Tolle as a mindfulness meditation teacher, but I’m seeing now that he is (though he might not appreciate the label).

Previously, I viewed mindfulness as a sort of bland, unoriginal approach to spirituality. I mean, it’s just so popular, right? Even non-spiritual people are doing it. After doing the above reading, though, I changed my mind.

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Book Review: “How To Love” – Thich Nhat Hanh

"How to Love", by renowned Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, is a short, about 128 pages, but powerful articulation of how to love. A must read for anyone who aspires to have loving relationships with others. The key themes are:To love others, you must first love yourself.To love others, you must understand them.To understand others, … Continue reading Book Review: “How To Love” – Thich Nhat Hanh

100 Positive Affirmations

From TUT Blog http://www.tut.com/article/details/181-101-positive-affirmations-to-start-your-day-off-right/?articleId=181 Healing Affirmations: 76.  Every day, in every way, I am getting healthier and healthier. 77.  I eat healthy and I stay healthy. 78.  Every day my eyesight is better than the previous day. 79.  I get good sleep every night and I get up fresh every morning. 80.  I love exercising … Continue reading 100 Positive Affirmations

Qualities Of Enlightenment

Worth a read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-a-francis/enlightened-person_b_8018566.html 1. Happiness 2. Peaceful and Serene 3. Loving, Kind, and Compassionate 4. Not Self-Centered 5. Emotionally Stable 6. Patient and Understanding 7. Humble 8. Insightful and Open-Minded 9. Inner Strength 10. Leadership 11. Mindful of Health 12. Committed to His Spiritual Practice

Presence (6 Keys To Recovery: #3)

Presence teaches us to savor every moment of our life and deeply listen to ourselves, family, friends, and all the universe. The past has gone, the future has not arrived, and this might be our last moment in this form - so don't be so serious. Stay in the present and live! We learn the … Continue reading Presence (6 Keys To Recovery: #3)

Getting Help On A Budget

Some tips for getting help if money is an issue. By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c Therapy can be costly. But, there are resources that can help you even if you are on a budget. Mental health professionals are generally people who entered the field of psychology because they wanted to help others. Don’t let your … Continue reading Getting Help On A Budget