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Managing Your Expectations

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” ― William Shakespeare Imagine you’re lying on a beautiful, white sand beach. The sun is sparkling off the clear water. The sand is warm and soft beneath you and the air smells like tropical flowers. There is a staff at your disposal to bring you anything you want to [...]

Managing Your Expectations 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Coping Effectively: Avoid Avoiding

No matter what the situation, a common response to something we find upsetting, scary, annoying, or just generally aversive is to avoid it. Has a growling bear found it's way into your camp site? It's natural to run away. Has your girlfriend has been sending you a million text messages all day? It's a normal [...]

Coping Effectively: Avoid Avoiding 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Using Radical Acceptance to Manage Emotions

“Stop beating your head against a wall.” This is a phrase most of us have heard. People may say it to us when they perceive that we are trying to change something that we have no control over or when we don't like the reality of a situation despite it being the reality. They are [...]

Using Radical Acceptance to Manage Emotions 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety – Part 2

In my last post, I gave you an example of how your mind can spin out of control and make you feel very anxious, and how you can use mindfulness to calm yourself. You can start building the habit of mindfulness in a controlled environment with meditation. Many people are afraid to try meditation or [...]

Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety – Part 2 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety – Part 1

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh You’re sitting in a meeting at work and ever so gently and tactfully you express an opinion differing from the general consensus. “I’m sorry, Bob but I have to disagree with you. I think we should have [...]

Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety – Part 1 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00