How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World 

“The key to cultivating internal calm amidst ever-present stress. Hacking our brain begins with a clear knowledge of the three executive systems that run our cognitive processing. We’ll refer to them as the first executive (amygdala, fear response), second executive (frontal-parietal lobe, logic, and problem-solving), and third executive (DMNempathy, and self-awareness). This control panel of sorts gives us a comprehensive view of the ways that our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings interact at any given moment.” Go to the source: How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World 

How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health

Learn difference-making tips to conquer your fears at home and work. Source: How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health

Let Go, Find Warmth: 11 Mindfulness Practices for the Winter Blues

These mindfulness resources can help us treat ourselves with compassion when we could use a bit more warmth and light. Source: Let Go, Find Warmth: 11 Mindfulness Practices for the Winter Blues

How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours via @zenhabits

Leo Babauta writes ‘so many of us feel a scarcity of time: we feel rushed, like there’s not enough time to do everything, always behind, never feeling like we’re doing enough. This problem is called “time scarcity,” and it’s one of the most common stresses in our society. So how do we deal with this?’ Continue reading: How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours – zen habits

Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen! via @abrianclark

My brother from a different mother down under Brian Clark shared this article with me to kick off the new year and I think it’s worthy of your attention as well: “social media and many other facets of modern life are destroying our ability to concentrate. We need to reclaim our minds while we still can”. Sounds like a worthy endeavor! Read the article here: Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen

If you really want to drill down on this issue, here’s a book from the author of the Guardian article that could help:

Resolutions for a Life Worth Living: Attainable Aspirations Inspired by Great Humans of the Past

Life-tested wisdom on how to live from James Baldwin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Leo Tolstoy, Seneca, Toni Morrison, Walt Whitman, Viktor Frankl, Rachel Carson, and Hannah Arendt. Source: Resolutions for a Life Worth Living: Attainable Aspirations Inspired by Great Humans of the Past

Committing to Joy via @TaraBrach

What makes joy rare? How do we awaken this beautiful capacity to embrace life? In this talk Tara explores the obstacles to joy and the attitude and practices that free us to “love what is.”

The surprising health benefits of #bingewatching

How to reap the positive effects of streaming, and how to avoid problems. Source: The surprising health benefits of binge-watching

Awakening from the Trance of Unworthiness: An interview with @TaraBrach and Dr. Mark Hyman

Our healing and freedom unfolds as we bring radical acceptance—a mindful, allowing presence—to our moments. This interview looks at how we wake up out of the stories that keep us in fear and self-doubt, and discover a true intimacy with ourselves and our world.

Tara Brach

How to Use The Domino Effect to Get Results

A single domino can bring down another domino that is actually 50% larger. Read about practical steps how you can implement the Domino Effect in your life. Source: How to Use The Domino Effect to Get Results – Timewiser.com

Realizing Your Deepest Desires, with @TaraBrach

The Buddha taught that this whole life – including our thoughts, feelings and actions – arise from the tip of intention. While our intentions are usually marbled with wanting and fear, when intention comes into the light of consciousness, it unfolds into its most pure essence. This talk explores ways that when we are stuck in reactivity, we can become aware of intention, and find our way to the aspiration that expresses our most awake and loving heart.

“If we really look at our decision-making and how we move through a day it’s based on feelings so then the question is what domain of feelings are we operating off the fight flight freeze fear and grasping or is it from what is considered the purity that’s underneath which is really our deepest aspiration?”

Opposing Evil without Becoming It via @richardrohrofm

“Today, I offer a journal entry from Etty Hillesum (1914–1943), a young Jewish woman who was killed at Auschwitz. In her diary, she recreates a conversation with her friend, writer Klaas Smelik, about the hatred and bullying she saw within her own community: Klaas, all I really wanted to say is this: we have so much work to do on ourselves that we shouldn’t even be thinking of hating our so-called enemies. We are hurtful enough to one another as it is. And I don’t really know what I mean when I say that there are bullies and bad characters among our own people, for no one is really “bad” deep down. I should have liked to reach out to that [bully] with all his fears, I should have liked to trace the source of his panic, to drive him ever deeper into himself, that is the only thing we can do, Klaas, in times like these.” Source: https://email.cac.org/t/ViewEmail/d/62082DE5E9C4AC972540EF23F30FEDED/95BE6BBD9631A2EE6D5E5F9A8728A5A6

6 Ways to Increase Happiness at Work and at Home

A new study explores which types of happiness interventions are most effective: 6 Ways to Increase Happiness at Work and at Home

Calming Reactions to Others

How to Carry Out a Personal SWOT Analysis for a Successful Life

One of the most powerful personal and professional development tools is the SWOT analysis. But what is SWOT analysis? Learn all about it here: How to Carry Out a Personal SWOT Analysis for a Successful Life

Core Beliefs: The Hammer We Hold in Our Hand

How can you change your core beliefs when they limit you?: Core Beliefs: The Hammer We Hold in Our Hand

Radical Self-Compassion

Tara Brach is one of my favorite teachers. Here she talks about loving ourselves into healing with the practice of RAIN: Radical Self-Compassion

Tara Talks: Pathway to the Sacred

Source: “It is No Measure of Health to Be Well Adjusted to a Profoundly Sick Society”

Brain Hacking

 

How to let go of being a “good” person — and become a better person

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