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Medicating Anxiety

Medicating Anxiety

The Mechanics Behind Anxiety Learning to resist anxiety cannot be accomplished solely by taking medications to erase anxiety; the brain doesn’t work that way. But, medications can help you cope, especially in the short term. When considering a medication, you should not only consider the […]

Helpful Hints for Anxiety

Helpful Hints for Anxiety

Do find a therapist with expertise in anxiety. Finding a therapist with a focus in anxiety is your first line of defense against future attacks. Dedicate yourself to the practice of any homework exercises at home, so when you feel an attack coming on, you can […]

Love in Action

Love in Action

I’m a big Mr. Rogers fan. His books are a staple in my waiting room. Three slim volumes of simple, heartfelt wisdom. His words are as relevant today, as when he first spoke them. In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination […]

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

*Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your own sanity; as in, Carl made Mary think she was crazy, even though she clearly caught him cheating. He gaslit her. Pretty soon, as the country begins to figure out how […]

Life on the Lam

Life on the Lam

Spring has sprung and I’m letting my son play outside. Which means I’m living a life of crime. To make matters worse, my child is not playing alone. Two other families are letting their kids out which makes us conspirators in a Class C Misdemeanor. […]

Lessons in Times of Crisis

Lessons in Times of Crisis

Bill Gates – who donated 85 million to combat the virus last month – believes that despite the chaos, there is “a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens”. In an open letter, entitled What is the Corona/ Covid-19 Virus Really Teaching us?, he wrote: “I’m a […]

Letter from Covid-19

Letter from Covid-19

by Kristin Flyntz Stop. Just stop.It is no longer a request. It is a mandate.We will help you. We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt.We will stopthe planesthe trainsthe schoolsthe mallsthe meetingsthe frenetic, furried rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep […]

We’re All In This Together

We’re All In This Together

This Danish commercial captures the heart of yoga, which is wisdom to know that we are not separate. We connected.

Confessions of an Old Yogi

Confessions of an Old Yogi

Yoga studios are crawling with raving lunatics. I should know. I was one of them. I looked every bit the part: rail-thin-rubber-bandy-raw-vegan-meditating-twice-a-day-yogi. While I could twist myself into a pretzel, it was only after tumbling off my mat that I began to embody what yoga […]

Body Parts and Other Things

Body Parts and Other Things

Discontent with our changing bodies is a rich source of suffering. The feeling is intensified as we age due to marketing and the cultural obsession with youthfulness. This leads many people to fight aging by any means necessary, often going to extraordinary lengths to hide […]