Stress is a killer. The science is clear. With all our success and achievement, there is an invisible cost. Our physical, emotional, and psychological health take a beating over time. And sometimes, there’s no return. Stress is also addictive. Just like caffeine is the magic ingredient that powers our love for coffee, chronic stress often […]
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, […]
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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 […]