Not The, but A Truth About Anger

As I get older and hopefully more emotionally mature, things like ‘THE truth trigger me’. As Khalil Gibran said ‘do not say I have found the truth, instead say I have found A truth’ — that’s the reason for the change in the title. Now, enjoy the article…

You’re not angry; you feel powerless. Here’s what you can do about it. Source: The Truth About Anger

Curiosity Is a Key to Well-Being

Why asking more questions can change your life. Source: Curiosity Is a Key to Well-Being

Gabor Mate on Dear Gabby

The ROOT CAUSE Of Trauma & Why You FEEL LOST In Life

Dr. Maté generously shares his deep understanding of childhood trauma, vulnerability, grief, and emotional distress. He explains what real trauma is and how time doesn’t necessarily lead to healing, how vulnerability is ingrained in us since we are young and the importance of these formative years to mold our emotional health, and the societal expectations we always try to meet but have never truly given us real fulfillment. We also exchange thoughts on dealing with grief, how we struggle to identify with the people we look up to, and how childhood experience varies for every child even when they are raised in a similar environment.

What ACEs/PCEs do you have?

What ACEs do you have? There are 10 types of childhood trauma measured in the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. The number of ACEs and offsetting PCEs play a huge role in your childhood growth and development and could give you insight into addictive behaviors. Go to the source: What ACEs/PCEs do you have?

Gabor Mate explains the significance of childhood trauma here:

Gabor Mate: The Childhood Lie That’s Ruining All Of Our Lives

Gabor Mate is a multi-bestselling author and a world leading expert on trauma and how it effects us throughout our whole lives. A holocaust survivor and a first generation immigrant, Gabor’s knowledge and wisdom on the scars trauma leaves behind is deep and drawn from personal experience.

For a Happier New Year, Consider the Way You Think

How to recognize and reject the Negative Triad in 2023. Source: For a Happier New Year, Consider the Way You Think

8 Ways to Live More Fully in 2023

Finding greater joy, peace, and wonder by turning inward instead of outward. Source: 8 Ways to Live More Fully in 2023

The One Thing #recommended

The one book that had the biggest impact on my year last year was The ONE Thing. Funny thing is that the book had been on my shelf for at least three years and I never read it. As the woman said ‘when the student is ready the teacher appears’…

The book resonated with me — I had already been thinking along those lines most of my life — and it reorganized my thinking in ways that had a big impact, especially at work!

One of the most important concepts in the book is this: a domino can knock over a domino 1.5x its size…

Resolve to read this book and apply its lessons this year!

Mindfulness Vs. Self-Compassion: Which Matters More?

3 studies show self-compassion is a more powerful mental health predictor. Source: Mindfulness Vs. Self-Compassion: Which Matters More?

Guided Heart Meditation: Loving Kindness – Befriending our Lives

This heart meditation guides us in how to cultivate a deep quality of friendliness in relating to our inner life and each other. The gift of this practice is a direct sense of belonging – knowing that we can never be alone.

The 8 Different Types of Dementia According to Science

Most people don’t know that eight different types of dementia exist that could impact the brain as we age. These are good to know. Source: The 8 Different Types of Dementia According to Science

America Is Pursuing Happiness in All the Wrong Places

The U.S. is undergoing a crisis of our personal and shared sense of meaning as polarization rises and institutions erode. The solution is as simple as it is difficult: Love one another. Source: America Is Pursuing Happiness in All the Wrong Places

How to Break Free from the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Catherine Burns, artistic director at The Moth, shares what she has learned about the art of storytelling. Source: How to Break Free from the Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Most Important Skill Set in Mental Health

55,000 studies reveal three pillars of psychological flexibility. Source: The Most Important Skill Set in Mental Health

Think different

Bathe your mind in this thinking…

The Most Eye Opening 10 Minutes Of Your Life via @BreneBrown

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness.

How to Handle Rejection

Rejection: We all can feel it. Consider these sources and solutions: How to Handle Rejection

Why Second-Guessing Yourself Might Not Be All Bad

Second-guessing yourself can be painful. But with control, it can be helpful. Source: Why Second-Guessing Yourself Might Not Be All Bad

Why Your Pandemic Fatigue Is At an All-Time High (Even as Cases Dwindle)

I’m a psychiatrist and I’m exhausted, too. Source: Why Your Pandemic Fatigue Is At an All-Time High (Even as Cases Dwindle)

Why Is Every New TV Show About Scammers?

There’s a limit to how often we can question our faith in humanity, and the latest TV trend seems like it wants to push us beyond it. Source: Why Is Every New TV Show About Scammers?

btw, if you haven’t seen Netflix’s “Inventing Anna” (the subject of the featured image) , I highly recommended it. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8740976/reference/

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