Anxiety is actually a necessary part of our path. Psychotherapist Bruce Tift gives an instruction in how to relate to it constructively.
Sylvia Boorstein addresses a mental affliction we don’t often talk about in spiritual terms. It’s a big problem for her, and maybe for you—worrying.
It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.
It’s not a luxury to feel loved and cared for—it’s what makes us emotionally secure. If it didn’t happen when we were children, says psychotherapist Tara Bennett-Goleman, meditation can help us develop a secure emotional base now.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.
“Lifestyle habits can hopefully be viewed in a more positive context than the nagging “shoulds” that we wrestle with daily.”
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.
“What is happiness?” asked psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He found it in a state of mind beyond results and rewards and called it “the flow.”
You have enlightened nature, says Pema Khandro Rinpoche. If you truly know that, you’ll always be kind to yourself.
Brain-science writer Daniel Goleman describes how we are hard-wired from kindness—and why that impulse is sometimes short-circuited.