Tag: zen practice

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This was a mantra that I adopted when I was first introduced to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) when I was suffering from depression and anxiety. It is an extraordinarily hard thing to do, and more than hard, it can be really, really scary. When I first started meditating, my mind would wander constantly (as I now understand…




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Now that I’m an Elephant Journal veteran (he says facetiously, I’ve published one article, Compassion: The Game Changer with a second article in queue) I have some thoughts on the platform. I don’t think I’m a great fit for Elephant Journal. I submitted four articles prior to being published. Elephant Journal wanted me to re-craft the…




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We have all had them as we set and go after our goals, no matter where we are or what our goals may be: naysayers, detractors, people who poke fun or get angry or tell us we can’t do it.




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There’s never a good time to sit down and think about what you want to accomplish in life. We have busy lives, and even when we’re not busy, we might just feel more like vegging in front of the TV or checking our feeds than thinking about the rest of our lives.