Balance

Running, Yoga and Dance for Peace

Running and yoga are what keep me most balanced physically and mentally, but a doin' a little dance once in awhile always lifts my spirit. We live in a fast-paced, high stress world and alcohol...

Recognize Suffering in Others by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

RECOGNIZE SUFFERING IN OTHERS Where Does It Hurt? The Practice: Recognize suffering in others. Why? We’re usually aware of our own suffering, which – broadly defined – includes the whole range of physical and mental discomfort, from mild headache...

It’s an Effort…

    I call it as "An Effort" because everything nowadays is an effort. Working is an effort, sleeping peacefully is an effort, writing is an effort, smiling is an effort in fact breathing is an...

Performance Improves When You Take the Pressure Off Yourself

Have you ever felt completely drained? Exhausted even? Apparently we require seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Fair enough, but there have been many occasions when I've gotten six hours of sleep...

Buoyed by a Bloom – by Anne Peek

I was startled into hope by a sturdy bloom. In a murky week filled with fatigue, overwhelm and heartache, I bought a small pot of Gerbera daisies, bright raspberry red to cheer me up....

You Are God Who? … Me?

  By William T. Hathaway The statement "You are God" seems an absurd and presumptuous blasphemy, so it needs to be clarified. According to pantheism, it's not just you who are God; all of us are...

Peace Chaplain

From the Book RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War By William T. Hathaway RADICAL PEACE, recently published by Trine Day, is a collection of reports from peace activists in the USA, Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. A seminarian contributed...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Ten

NOTE: This content is from my blog, Bareback Alchemy. If links here aren't working, please try there: http://melissastuddard.blogspot.com/2012/05/mnemosyne-weekly-poem-ten.html W. B. Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree Photo by Kenneth Allen This week, thanks to the recommendation of Robert...

Anger, from the “JuBuSto” Perspective

  Psychologists and psychiatrists are familiar with intense, pathological anger in the context of several types of personality disorder; for example, patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder may exhibit so-called “humiliation rage” when their already fragile...

Just One Thing by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

  What do others want? The Practice: See good intentions. Why? Hustling through an airport, I stopped to buy some water. At the shop’s refrigerator, a man was bent over, loading bottles into it. I reached past him and...