Category Archives: stress

what is two hours out of your life?

its been a surprising two days. i was hit by a mack truck emotionally — NOT by my husband but someone who i was in a committed relationship with, a friendship. i was told that my angry emotions were unacceptable … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed… Edges of Depression

Tired, overwhelmed.  I think of the WestWing episode where the man is sitting in the bar with Toby and he says he doesn’t mind working to care for his family, that it is a good thing, but just a little … Continue reading

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Compassion, Openness, Level Headedness

The last two weeks have been so filled with anger and even verbal abuse from friends (with like minds) that I have been depressed. Really depressed. Not-wanting-to-get-out-of-bed-feeling-hopeless-maple-cookies-old-movies-staying-in-jammies. The state of our world is enough to make anyone want to turn … Continue reading

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Nocebo from Seth Godin

I really don’t think Seth Godin will mind me lifting THIS: NOCEBO. It pertains to me in so many ways.  Politics is really getting to me this year.  It is causing me such obsession and stress!  NEVER BEFORE!  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Mind

This post is for “Stream of Consciousness Saturday.” Basically this is a timed writing, no editing (spelling only.) You can click here for rules and to see if you want to play along! Thank You Dan Antion! Mind. Monkey mind.  … Continue reading

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Waking in the Morning

A friend sent me this article from MindBodyGreen on 5 Life-Changing Ways to Start Your Day.   Not sure why, but I read it anyway.  I think the message to move away from plugging in too electronics too fast in … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 17: Be Grateful to Everyone, REALLY?

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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