An abstract painting with various shades of blue.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Water is commonly accepted as a “consumer product.” What could be more banal than water? Indeed, but if water is an integral part of our everyday life—drinking, washing, etc.—it is much more than that. The source of life, water permeates our body and the world around us with a loving and caring consciousness with which […]

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An abstract painting of an contemplative woman's face.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nine years ago I was committed to a psychiatric hospital for the first time and diagnosed: Bipolar Type I. I was 29 years old, had led a highly successful life regardless of my impulses and lack of self-care. I had a large community of friends, in various groups of co-workers, social clubs and barflies. Until the […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Excerpt: Here I explain how to find out more about the secret code to shed unwanted habits and shine as a butterfly.  Did you know a lot of your undesired feelings and unwanted habits stem from the ways you have attempted to ‘cope’ with life’s pressures? But no one is born with a bad habit, […]

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A bright drawing of a man with portraits of various people in the background.

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai Lama) Nowadays we live in a very individualistic world, a society driven by ego, prestige and status. It’s all about “what’s in it for me” and how to get the best for “me, myself and I,” whether it’s in a materialistic, educational […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes *Disclaimer: in this article I discuss “feelings”, but not referring to any clinical terms of diagnosis, and are different from situations that have reached the clinical level and need proper medical care.*   You define your own identify when you “feel bad” because you struggle to cope with “feeling” depressed, stressed or anxious. When meds […]

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A painting of a woman's torso propelled by windmill wings, looking introspective and content.

Reading Time: 3 minutes How often do you put your happiness and self-worth in the hands of others? Do you even realize when you’re doing it? If you constantly seek validation from others, as your sense of achievement is totally built upon others’ opinions, you only feel good about yourself when you receive recognition from others; otherwise, you keep […]

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A colorful but not bright drawing of a multilayered heart.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you have a strong drive to make others—family, co-workers, friends—feel better (helper syndrome)? Are you so used to taking care of others—putting their needs first, making them comfortable, ignoring yourself in the process—that you don’t even notice when someone offers to support you? Do compliments pass you by—you hear the words but just don’t […]

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An abrastract drawing with a line down the middle - dark themes to the left and light themes to the right with a detached smile.

Reading Time: 3 minutes At some point in our lives we will all feel enduring pain, whether it be from the smallest paper or the loss of of one’s greatest love. We all experience this signal from our bodies that something’s not right. When you stub your foot, your foot is not at ease. When you lose a loved […]

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An abstract, impressionist painting with many bright colors.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Someone shared an article with me saying that we often have a desire to “get off the bus” even for a little bit, when our lives don’t meet our expectations. But what are expectations and why are they so important to us? We often hear, “The less you expect, the less disappointed you’ll be.” Does […]

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The Untroubled Mind

December 27, 2019

"The Untroubled Mind" book cover

Reading Time: 52 minutes Published in 1915. Syndicated from The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation in compliance with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1909. A very wise physician has said that “every illness has two parts—what it is, and what the patient thinks about it.” What the patient thinks about it is often more important and more troublesome than […]

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