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The Attention Crisis (and Meditation)

Without a doubt, people have lost control of attention. This is nearly all of us. We are distracted by daily chores, unhealthy relationships, complicated obligations, hunger, negative news, sensationalist entertainment and computers in the palm of our hand. Indeed, there are many problems to address on a daily basis, so it’s no wonder why we […]

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Shaming the Superficial

It doesn’t feel good to be judged, especially for something superficial. We have our natural hair color and eye color. We have our body type. We have our skin color. We also have our manner of speaking, how we move and what we wear on our bodies. None of these indicate our intelligence, loyalty, honesty, […]

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Never is the Right Time

I hear occasionally someone mention waiting until the right time to do something. Sometimes they wait to face a responsibility. Sometimes they wait to try something new. In either case, it is often that “the right time” is code for “I’m not going to face this right now.” It’s ok to wait sometimes. I wait […]

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Starting to Become Your Whole Self

I’ve been reading the book The Upside of Your Dark Side by Todd Kashadan, Ph.D., and Robert Biswas-Diner, Dr. Philos. The essential message is that if we suppress our unwanted feelings, such as anger or sadness, we actually get less from life. The book includes research about emotional suppression and cultural comparisons. It draws conclusions […]

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