Something about the roots of meditation. There are many different forms of meditation. Meditation itself is an ancient technique to calm the mind. It is practiced in Buddhism. The central figure in Buddhism is Siddharta Gautama. In Buddhist tradition it is believed that he was a young prince, destined to become the king of a … Continue reading Mindfulness meditation, a cure-all for everybody?
The Inner and Outer Self. What is the Inner and Outer Self? We all have an Outer Self, that is the way you present yourself in your daily life. Think about all the care about your looks, your hair, what you eat. What kind of colleague, spouse, friend or blogger you are. Your Outer Life … Continue reading A very different approach to stress.
Tom, who is 66, reports that it took him a while to realize that all households were not like his. He grew up with parents who, as he calls them, were “street saints”—well-behaved in the outside world and devils at home. That, by the way, is very common because verbal abuse is usually a family … Continue reading Verbal abuse, family dynamics and recovery.
I have a long history with this book as I started to read it when I was about 18. Somehow it captured my interest again this summer. I had totally but really totally forgotten that I’ve read it before ... hello memory troubles! Did something like that happens to you too? I wonder if I'm … Continue reading Review: A Widow For One Year by John Irving.
Bad is stronger than good. Humans are hardwired to pay more attention to potentially dangerous or negative possibilities. The evolutionary reasons for this are pretty clear—we store such information in a part of the brain that makes it much more accessible. Registering potentially dangerous threats and keeping them alive and well in memory was key … Continue reading Verbal abuse. ‘Bad is stronger than good.’