Entries tagged with “Therapy”
We all contain multitudes, and accepting the light and darkness in another can be a sign of deep trust and friendship. But acceptance doesn't mean being passive when a friend is suicidal.
Are you a wounded healer? You're not alone.
“The brightness of an incandescent bulb is determined by how many twists are in its filament. Each twist increases the resistance of the wire, which in turn makes the filament heat up more and glow brighter. Likewise, each twisted, broken aspect of our lives can add to our capacity to be a light.”
Exploring how an irritable mind affects an irritable bowel does not imply IBS symptoms are not real. It means that in IBS, and many other conditions, the mind-body connection can create real symptoms—and can be used to bring real healing.
Where can you put your anxiety so that you can continue functioning?
The body has its own way of processing emotions. “The rush of symptoms people experience in a panic attack is a tsunami of fear being released in the body. The question is: What’s deep below the surface that keeps building up fear that needs to be released?”
Bored by meditation? Change the way you meditate, at least for now. You're not likely to stick with a practice that is drudgery.
From the book Rock and Water: The Power of Thought; The Peace of Letting Go
As a baby, Matthew fell headfirst from our second story, crashed his skull through his brain and suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury. And while he became a “miracle child…
We cannot solve our problems wearing the same shoes we wore in creating them.
“Apifera Farm is not so much a place as it is my intention to the world,” says Katherine Dunn, an artist who has been featured in S&H and a farmer who is now devoted to incorporati…
How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life
Empathy and non-judgment lie at the heart of the therapeutic experience. “Strength and brokenness are not opposites.”
Maybe, as we become more soulful, we drift into reality rather than away from it.
The Comparative MindComparing is great for prices at the grocery store, but when we start treating the unique and sacred story of our own life that way, we always invite suffering.…
From medical appointments to yoga classes, the world has gone virtual—and it’s working. Brandi-Ann Uyemura digs into the future of care.
If your back is aching, you might be stuck in a horizontal position. At least you’re not trapped there alone: Thirty-one million Americans have lower back pain at any given time, a…
How to create a "sweat therapy" sauna
Eight or so years ago, Janet Sleigh stood in her kitchen, -bemoaning her whacked-out hormones, her arthritic fingers, and her squishy postpartum belly of two years. A friend who wa…
Having a hard time meditating because of anxious thoughts? Try saying your worries out loud.