Advice for Difficult Times

Man with baby on his back, with Roshi Joan Halifax.

Help When Your Heart Breaks

Caring for people who are suffering is a loving, even heroic calling, but it takes a toll. Roshi Joan Halifax teaches this five-step program to care for yourself while caring for others.

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A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.

Get Curious About Your Anxiety

Buddhism and psychoanalysis take the same approach to calming the anxious mind, says Dr. Pilar Jennings—look with friendly curiosity at your anxiety and what causes it.

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Sylvia Boorstein on the transformative power of acknowledging life's constant cycle of creation and loss.

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Relationships aren’t easy, says Susan Piver, but if we practice the six paramitas, or transcendent perfections, we can discover how to live in love.

Advice for Someone Who is Dying

Ajahn Chah gives simple, profound advice to an aging student as she approaches her death.

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Burnout is the feeling of exhaustion that helpers sometimes experience when they have taken on more than they can handle. But there is much we can do to prevent it, and to work with it when it occurs.

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