Learning Metta (The Basics)

I start my Metta journey by listening to the LovingKindness meditation by UNH here. Then I found Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg and Tara Brach. Metta is a beautiful way to set intentions and spread love, kindness and compassion. It is also a wonderful form of meditation. For those who find it hard to send themselves … Continue reading Learning Metta (The Basics)

Love Is Already Within You – Finding It, Using It & Learning Metta

Finding love isn't as hard as you think it is. - It is already within you. After reading people for over 13 years and observing people for longer, I noticed people are in a deep search for love. This is totally understandable. Who doesn't want to find love? The biggest thing I have noticed though … Continue reading Love Is Already Within You – Finding It, Using It & Learning Metta

What are your strengths?

I am taking a course through Coursera.org called "The Science of Well-Being". It is actually ‘the psychology of happiness’ and has been incredibly insightful and eye opening. I have a psych degree and take courses from time to time. This one I am auditing for free (I don't get a certificate of completion) but I … Continue reading What are your strengths?

Checking In, Stress Responses & Card Mini Spread

Checking in with everyone – how are you all doing? We are a couple weeks into this time of quiet, rest, assessment, contemplation, unity, healing, etc. (and also anxiety, stress and uncertainty). How are you feeling now that we have been in this for over a week or two? Personally, I have found things aligning … Continue reading Checking In, Stress Responses & Card Mini Spread

My experience living with OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia with panic (and mild depression and PTSD) during the COVID-19 pandemic #covid19 #ocd #anxiety #mentalhealth

My experience living with OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia with panic (and mild depression and PTSD) during the COVID-19 pandemic A handful of months ago I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (commonly referred to as OCD). I didn’t know I had had it for over the last 25+ years. It wasn’t until I confided … Continue reading My experience living with OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia with panic (and mild depression and PTSD) during the COVID-19 pandemic #covid19 #ocd #anxiety #mentalhealth

How come you don’t admit when you’re wrong?

I agree with Smoothie queen, there is usually some reason for why they feel they can’t be wrong. Maybe it makes them feel worthless, less like an authority figure, more like people won’t look to them for help because they were wrong. Also, don’t forget denial. I knew of people who said they could never … Continue reading How come you don’t admit when you’re wrong?

What is the relationship among physiological, cognitive psychological, spiritual and social development to understand thoughts, feelings and behaviors?

Intriguing question. Let me try to answer this as best I can. I think everything is connected: mind, body, spirit, emotions. And so our thoughts (cognition), our spiritual body (energy/aura) and our physical body are all one. (Emotions too.) The relationship between them is tenfold. Examples of this would be: Have you ever been in … Continue reading What is the relationship among physiological, cognitive psychological, spiritual and social development to understand thoughts, feelings and behaviors?

Do you think a person who lies to you and is upset at you for their own lie has some underlying psychological issue?

Not always. But sometimes. It sounds to me like this person is actually upset at themselves for lying to you and so they are taking it out on you by projecting their feelings at you. They might also be upset that you caught them in a lie - which isn’t your fault. They shouldn’t be … Continue reading Do you think a person who lies to you and is upset at you for their own lie has some underlying psychological issue?

Can you succeed in helping or encouraging a shy and quiet person to talk to you comfortably?

Yes, but you need to respect their want to not be open and talkative. Accepting them as they are and respecting them as they are. Over time, you can build trust and respect with this person and they might open up to you more. It isn’t something you can force (it will likely do the … Continue reading Can you succeed in helping or encouraging a shy and quiet person to talk to you comfortably?