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Emotional Numbing

How a Health Scare Became My Teacher

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Roxanne Hobbs

Yet this glimpse of a life with no guarantees is worth sitting with for a while longer. Buddhism teaches that nothing is permanent. The only certainties are sickness, old age and death. Rather than being morbid, this is about an enlightened approach to living.

A Workout to Wrestle Away Anxiety and Make You Smile

Jenine Durland | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

We spend much of our daily lives checked out: on deadline, on task, too busy to let our emotions "get in the way". Feeling, after all, can be pretty uncomfortable and counter-productive in the Western sense of just needing to get things done.

Are You Numbing Out Over the Holidays?

Becca Piastrelli | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Becca Piastrelli

When the red cups start appearing at coffee shops in mid-October, butterflies start to stir in my belly. When the holiday lights go up at department stores, I may roll my eyes, but inside, my heart is secretly going pitter-patter.

Are You Bored?

Zach Dean | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?

What's Your Enough?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Imagine a world where we respected our time as much as we did money. Time is so precious that every year we celebrate our birthdays with joy and love. And often, presents. But as we get older, there is a generation of people who are starting to value experiences more than gifts.

What a Flying Deer Can Teach You About Your Priorities

Paul Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Gordon

It seems life's opportunities are not enough and I, like so many on the planet, spend lots of time distracting myself from the life right in front of ...

Stress, Trauma, Loss, Rage

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What if we looked at violence in America as a public health crisis rather than a crime problem? What if we look for promising practices and expanded the ones that work to eliminate the epidemic of violence that keeps our graveyards, jails, and prisons full?