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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stop Feeding the Monster

Many of us have or have had situations in our life that cause us despair or anguish. Sometimes they take the form of repetitive suffering or negative energy. It can be challenging to realize or accept that we may have had a part in creating or perpetuating the situation.  Often there is something inside us […]

Getting UnHooked from a Negative Shenpa

Shenpa is a Tibetan word that literally translates as “attachment”. In the philosophy of Buddhism (see footnote) all our suffering comes from our unwillingness to release our attachments when the time comes. Attachments are okay, it’s the inability to release them that is the challenge. Attachments can be big or small; emotional or physical; from […]

7 Surefire Ways to Get Depressed FAST!

1) Reflexively Discount Positives: Treat as trifling the good things in your life that you or others do. “It’s their job to do it right.” or “It was nothing, anyone could’ve done it.”  2) Develop a Fondness for Catastrophizing: Taking a little thing, a trend, a blip, and making disaster inevitable, unstoppable, preordained, inescapable; the consequences predestined […]

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