This article is a contribution from guest contributor Ryan Rivera Anxiety is a manageable, and in many cases curable condition. But it’s not something that can disappear on its own. Traditional therapeutic approaches to anxiety have their place, but many … Continue reading →
An important aspect of my doctoral research is our relationship with the future. Currently, this seems a very important topic given the current challenges with our economy and unemployment. St. Augustine said in his Confessions, that he could not speak … Continue reading →
Sleep as close as possible to complete darkness.
Keep the temperature in the bedroom of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
Avoid the flashing lights and images of the TV prior to going to bed.
It is important to be mindful of your mental states at all times.
During times of high stress get out of bed and make notes in a journal.Continue reading →
Ceasing conceptual thoughts is an advanced meditation practice which many experienced mediators find difficult.
Keep your focus on your breath as you count your exhalations.
Simply count your exhalations, starting with one and continuing up to 21.
When you reach 21 simply start over at one.
If you lose count just start counting again starting with one.Continue reading →
Mindfulness teaches us to focus attention on our breath and to observe our sensations, emotions, and thoughts.
Mindfulness therapy is effective for relieving anxiety and improving mood.
When a negative thought pops in your head, say to yourself, ‘There’s a thought. And feelings aren’t facts.
Thoughts have a less intense grip when you are an observer.Continue reading →
One of the things that truly amaze me about how the minds work is the way thoughts affect the physical body. To illustrate this, sometimes during speaking engagements, I ask my audience to close their eyes and imagine a lemon … Continue reading →