Let Go of Stress: Nothing to Cling To

BY LEO BABAUTA Stress is a killer. It contributes to health problems, unhappiness, depression, relationship problems, and more. We’re always going to have some stress in our lives, but how can we manage it? By finding the cause, and working with that cause. In my mindfulness experiments, I’ve found that the root cause of stress is clinging to things. We Continue Reading →

Are you a co-dependent empath?

Codependency Self-Test Indicate your agreement or disagreement with the following statements: 1. I am in a significant relationship with someone who is addicted to a substance or a behavior, someone who is depressed, or someone who is very needy. Yes___ No___ 2. I often feel the weight of responsibility for others’ happiness and well being. Yes___ No___ 3. I can’t Continue Reading →

6 Steps To Healing Yourself

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lissa Rankin of 6 Steps To Healing Yourself. Take a moment and check in with yourself. How is your body feeling right in this moment? If you’re generally healthy, check in for subtle symptoms. Is your neck feeling tense? Does your lower back ache? Do you have a headache? Are you exhausted — Continue Reading →

Understanding the motivation behind instant anger

What Lies Beneath Why We Lash Out Each one of us has experienced situations where we’ve found ourselves lashing out at someone without meaning to. We later berate ourselves for losing control and feel guilty for treating the other person badly. And while it is human nature that our emotions and moods will get the better of us from time Continue Reading →

possible panic anxiety disorder

My mind wanders today, and will not stop in one area. It just keeps going and going. I’ve been told that I may have Panic Anxiety Disorder, but the mental health clinic deployed to Kosovo before anyone could evaluate me properly. I shouldn’t have drank that coffee today, but I had planned on getting some work done around the house. Continue Reading →