Stormy Life

Try this Equanimity Practice to Find Stillness in the Storms of Life

What is Equanimity? Equanimity is a state of mind that allows us to find balance in our lives and to accept and appreciate things as they are. It is an essential practice in today's chaotic...
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How To Live In Harmony With The Daily Cycles

To maintain balance and health we need to live in harmony nature's daily cycles. There are times of the day that are more suitable than others for our regular daily activities such as waking,...

How To Save Yourself From A Toxic Boss And Gain Peace At Work

Most of us have had at least one bad boss in our working life. A bad or "toxic" boss is someone who you dread speaking with, the leader which makes you feel small or...
Spiritual Sleep

Can Your Spiritual Health Affect Your Sleep?

When was the last time that you woke up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day? If you don’t get enough sleep it can affect your mental health and wellbeing. Between 15-18%...

Burdened/Enduring Character Strategy

This article provides and understanding of the Burdened/Enduring Character Strategy of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: The Masochist Stage of Development: Anal Stage (18 months to 3 years) Function Truncated: Responsibility and freedom Trauma Through: controlling caregiver caregiver suppresses child's...
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Winter Running Tips

Just because the weather gets cold and it might even snow during winter, it doesn’t mean you should modify your training schedule. Indeed, winter running may prove to be a bit more difficult than...

Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Rigid Stage of Development: Phallic Stage (3.5 years to 6 years) Function Truncated: Acceptance and Approval Trauma Through: rejection from the caregiver...
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Meditating On The Essence Of Christmas

Year after year I would dread the approach of the holiday season. The stress and chaos that accompanies this time of year always overwhelmed me and I began to see Christmas as a materialistic,...
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Meditating On Compassion With Tonglen

Tonglen is a powerful technique for developing compassion and going beyond ego. Tonglen is a well-known method originating from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The name Tonglen means “giving and receiving” - it is a...
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Build Better Relationships With These Four Simple Concepts

This article explains four concepts that are useful in building better relationships and developing more self-awareness in interpersonal interactions.  While there are many more ways to build inter-personal skills these are the concepts that...
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