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BLOGS

High Anxiety: How I Use Mental Exercises To Ease My Fear Of Flying

by James Kirby

In the last five years, I’ve become quite anxious during flights – especially when turbulence hits. And while my wife Cassie never feared turbulence before, she has recently “caught” my anxiety, for which I feel inherently guilty...

This blog originally appeared in The Conversation.

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Why We Feel Rage And How To Control It

by James Kirby

You’re at the park with the kids. Everyone’s having fun, and then a strange dog appears. There’s no owner around. It’s eyeballing the kids. Immediately your threat system becomes activated....

This blog originally appeared in The Conversation.

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Disability Sucks, Sometimes

by David Roland

Disability sucks, sometimes. On a recent Saturday, for example, I had to leave halfway through a dinner party because I'd hit the wall with mental fatigue: a long-lasting symptom of brain injury, the result of a stroke I had six years ago. ....

This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post

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How Compassion Is Like Chocolate Cake

by David Roland

The fretful patches of rain turned into a downpour as if the rain had resolved, finally, that was its intention. I was heading north along the highway. The radio turned up loud, fought uselessly with the tribal-dancer-like thuds on the car's rooftop......

This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post

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What Life Crisis Tells Us About How to Live

by David Roland

It’s peculiar how something that is an epiphany for oneself can appear insignificant to others. I was struck by this thought as I climbed the staircase to the front door of a nondescript house in an unremarkable suburb, feeling almost reverential........

This blog originally appeared on David Roland's website

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How We Can Change Our Minds - Literally - To Make Kinder, More Accepting Societies

by Richard J Davidson

The horrendous tragedy in Orlando has prompted fierce debates about how to prevent such attacks - should there be more restrictions on gun ownership? Different military and diplomatic policies combatting terrorism?....

This blog appears on The Huffington Post

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The Healing Power of Compassion

by Andrew Smiler

Ben was a wounded man. His wife divorced him to marry her lover and moved far away making it inaccessible and expensive for Ben to father his three children in a meaningful way. He defined himself as “a man reduced to a paycheck.”.....

This blog appears on The Good Men Project

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How I Used Compassion To Stop Someone From Killing Me

by Lara Naughton

On the fourth day of what I thought would be two weeks of bliss in a small village at the tip of a narrow peninsula, I was kidnapped and raped at knifepoint by a man pretending to be a cab driver. No doubt we all have experiences that seem to slam into us without warning.......

This blog appears on the Elephant Journal website

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How Self-Compassion Can Help Teens De-Stress

by Jessica Morey

Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope......

This blog appears on the mindful.org website

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