Convert fear to awe

If someone is acting defensive consider the fact that it's because they are feeling fear...from there it's easier to find compassion...(and that holds true for when we get defensive as well. We can stop and ask, what am I afraid of in this instance? and from there perhaps choose to respond differently) … [click on title to read the rest]

Happiness is an empty promise

I've always thought that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy was an effective fusion of western psychotherapy and mindfulness practices and have been referring folks to the workbooks for many years. Steven Hayes is one of the founders of that system. I'd not heard him speak before. He's clearly one of the good guys. … [click on title to read the rest]

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