Upgrade Your Mindset

Learn to accept the realities of life with ancient wisdom. Source: Upgrade Your Mindset

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

7 Ways Childhood Trauma Shows Up in Your Romantic Relationships via @TinyBuddha

Without healing and inner work, we unconsciously play out patterns from the past and stop ourselves from having a fulfilling relationship. Source: 7 Ways Childhood Trauma Shows Up in Your Romantic Relationships – Tiny Buddha

Understanding Defensiveness As A Coping Skill

Why Do We Get Defensive?

Defensiveness can mean trying to counter or deny criticisms in areas where you feel sensitive, afraid, guilty, or deceitful. In some cases, defensiveness may arise if you felt the need to use specific coping skills in childhood or adolescence to survive, and those skills were helpful at the time. As an adult, however, defensiveness may no longer serve you. Additionally, defensive habits may cause difficulties in pushing others away or communicating. Source: Understanding Defensiveness As A Coping Skill | BetterHelp

The Most Eye Opening 10 Minutes Of Your Life by Dr Gabor Maté

I Worry I’ll Never Change – Here’s Why I Still Accept Myself via @TinyBuddha

I no longer fool myself into thinking anything is wrong with me. I embrace all of who I am, with compassion for the parts of me that struggle. Source: I Worry I’ll Never Change – Here’s Why I Still Accept Myself – Tiny Buddha

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.

How Childhood Trauma Leads to Addiction

Gabor Maté CM (born January 6, 1944) is a Hungarian-born Canadian physician. He has a background in family practice and a special interest in childhood development and trauma, and in their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health, including on autoimmune disease, cancer, ADHD, addictions, and a wide range of other conditions. Now retired from clinical practice, he travels and speaks extensively on these and related topics, both in North America and abroad. His books have been published internationally in over twenty-five languages. Maté’s approach to addiction focuses on the trauma his patients have suffered and looks to address this in their recovery, with special regard to indigenous populations around the world.

Richard Rohr in Simplicity: The Art of Living

God calls all of you to take the path of the inner truth. Source: Richard Rohr in Simplicity: The Art of Living | Spiritual Practice of the Day | Spirituality & Practice

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?

How to Build a Happier 2023

Rebecca Rashid, the producer of the Atlantic podcast How to Build a Happy Life, talks about the science of happiness. Source: How to Build a Happier 2023

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

‘Our Deepest Fear’ Poem by Marianne Williamson (also attributed to Nelson Mandela) and ‘The Invitation’ by Oriah Mountain Dreamer – a deeply inspiring poem and quote.

The 3 Ms That Help Me Cope with Seasonal Depression via @TinyBuddha

When the darker days hit, my mental health generally declines. Here are three things that help me when depression starts to take over. Source: The 3 Ms That Help Me Cope with Seasonal Depression – Tiny Buddha

What You Need in Your Marriage Isn’t the Problem

It’s how you try to get those needs met that causes problems. Source: What You Need in Your Marriage Isn’t the Problem

5 Things to Know About Setting Boundaries

Here are some things to consider as you initiate and reinforce boundaries. Source: 5 Things to Know About Setting Boundaries

How Have You Grown This Year?

Are you giving yourself credit for how you’ve grown and changed? Source: How Have You Grown This Year?

How to Reclaim Your Brain From Big Tech via @MindfulOnline

Here’s how you can use mindfulness to pause, pay attention, and align your tech and social media use with your values. Source: How to Reclaim Your Brain From Big Tech – Mindful

The Value of Effortless Action

Are you tired? Stop “swimming” against life. Source: The Value of Effortless Action

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.

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