Jul 142015

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowPositive pressure: Stress is good for you
This article quotes a psychologist who states that all stress is helpful, if you believe it is. I don’t agree with everything said in this article, but I do believe that our belief about stress can contribute to our stress. But there are too many studies that prove that too much stress is detrimental to our mental and physical lives. However, some stress is beneficial because it keeps us active and interested in life.

What to do about brain freeze!
Choking during pressure-packed performances is the worst. This problem occurs in pressure situations, when we’re expending enormous mental effort. Learn why we do it and a creative technique to avoid it.

We’re meditating all wrong, says ‘Buddha from Brooklyn’
Lama Surya Das, the “Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation for decades. “So many people seem to be moving narcissistically — conditioned by our culture, doubtless — into self-centered happiness-seeking and quietism, not to mention the use of mindfulness for mere effectiveness,” he said. True meditation, he said, generates wisdom and compassion, which may be very disquieting, at least in the short term.

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