A few years ago, I herniated a disc. Of course, everyone knows that disc issues are painful but from my experience, nothing can describe what it actually feels like. It started with an ache in my back. Then there were shooting pains down my leg. Once when I tried to stand, I almost fainted. I’d […]
We say “no” all the time. Sometimes we do so subtly, as a way to deny an emotion, swallow our words, or feel the disgust of “Ugh! Not that again!” I don’ think I’m alone in this. No one likes to feel things which are uncomfortable…especially negative emotions. I was reminded of this recently when I made a […]
You’re tense and exhausted. Your back aches and you’re irritable. You decide that mediation could help. But with your tight shoulders and racing mind, you can’t settle down. You can’t focus. So you do what everyone says to do when you need to relax—you take a deep breath. You inhale as deeply as you can, […]
This infographic is republished with permission from Best Medical Degrees.
You’re exhausted. Your breath is shallow. You’re clenching your teeth and your shoulders are in knots. And the next thing on your to-do list is to meditate. Feels like a joke, right? Sitting for meditation seems like last thing you can do when you’re stressed. And sitting still? Forget about it. You feel anxious just […]
Do you struggle with stress? Are you uncertain of how to deal with it? Then you might consider developing your capacity for the relaxation response. Allow me to explain. In 1971, a Harvard trained medical doctor published a landmark book. It was called The Relaxation Response. It was a revolutionary moment that’s easy to see in […]