Featured Articles and Journals: depression

May 11, 2015
It is hardly necessary, or even necessarily recommended, to follow up Shambhala Level One with Shambhala Level Two: The Birth of the Warrior as quickly as I did.
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November 26, 2014
One of my most hated noises is the low and ominous drone of a vacuum cleaner. As a kid, when I arrived home from school and heard a vacuum cleaner, I knew my mom was already upset about something.
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October 18, 2014
Like so many others, I was shocked and saddened, and also drawn into deep contemplation, on hearing that the beloved actor, comedian and social activist, Robin Williams, had taken his own life. As a hypnotherapist who has worked with many people...
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July 28, 2014
"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."- The Coptic Guy
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June 25, 2014
I've more-or-less kept up with a daily meditation practice for... awhile.  
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February 13, 2014
Image: Rodolfo Amoedo I wonder if you’ve noticed that when a depressed episode comes on, our bodies feel frozen. Moving feels like trudging through thick molasses, yet the volume of our thoughts are loud and clear: “You’re a loser! You can’t even...
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January 9, 2014
To listen is to lean in softlyWith a willingness to be changedBy what we hear – Mark Nepo  
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January 7, 2014
A new study by Johns Hopkins University finds that 30 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day may relieve mild anxiety and depression -- as effectively as medication.
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November 26, 2013
Most of us spend a lot of our lives tensed up in fear, or pushing against fear. 
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November 4, 2013
The modern-day mystic and Jesuit priest Anthony de Mello once said: “
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May 24, 2013
  Sometimes waves of sadness crash over us that are so heavily charged it feels as if there will never again be any room in our hearts for any sort of happiness or peace of mind. Whenever anger arises our tendency is to try to rid ourselves of...
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August 14, 2012
When I was in college, I went off to the mountains for a weekend of hiking with an older, wiser friend of twenty-two. At one point, my friend described how she was learning to be “her own best friend.” A huge wave of sadness came over me, and I...
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October 31, 2011
  Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to better understand depression, it’s causes, and how it can best be alleviated. It’s not that I’m depressed--in fact I’m happy to report that I’m rarely...
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January 31, 2011
“Each of us must make his own path through life.  There are no self-help manuals, no easy answers.  The journey of life…is not brightly lit and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.”...
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