The Mystery of Mindfulness

Are you feeling tired, stressed, anxious or unhappy? Could mindfulness be your solution to improved health and well-being? There is a curious paradox about mindfulness that I would like to demystify. On the one hand, mindfulness is touted as the solution to improved physical and mental health. Just consider the names of some popular mindfulness…

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Anger: The Fierce Protector

Anger typically get’s a bad rap. Aristotle saw things differently, praising the ability “to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way.” What is the secret to harnessing the protective power of anger? The purpose of anger…

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Thought Trains

Our thoughts are a bit like trains. Trains can be helpful when they take us where we want to go. Our thoughts, too, can lead us in the direction of things that are meaningful, such as when we solve problems or create things. Sometimes, however, we miss the stop and our thought train travels to…

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On the Wings of Emotional Intelligence

Imagine feeling earthbound by a heavy load on your back only to discover that this burden is a pair of wings with which to soar. Left unprocessed and exposed to life’s hardships, emotions are indeed burdensome! Yet there lies a deep wisdom within emotional experience that, when harnessed, can assist us to navigate life’s peaks…

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