Posts tagged joy
Dealing With Negative Thoughts After Messing Up

I’ve noticed that worries and frustrations are more productive when I use the surge of excitation to consider what I can learn from the situation and after reflecting, put my energy into forgiving myself and engaging with matters existing in the present moment.

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What My Kids Taught Me: Lessons I Learned As a Teacher

The fear of being considered boring or uninteresting can have a huge effect on how we connect with those around us. At a party, we want to be liked, we want to be accepted, and we think the only way that will happen is if we have something important, intelligent or witty to say.

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10 Ways to Defuse Negative Thoughts

There are many wonderful things about life, but it's also painful and difficult by its very nature. Through hundreds of millions of years of evolution, our ancestors developed survival strategies, which have been effective at keeping us alive and leading us to pass on our genes, but also cause us to feel nervous, hassled, driven, sad or inadequate under certain circumstances. 

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A **Partial** Manifesto for Self-Love

So even though I've been plagued by self-doubt lately, this doesn't mean I've regressed or failed or lost something. Framing it that way is just another way to beat up on myself. And it's funny, it almost feels like it's noble or something to beat up on myself: like it's better to just fess up and be like "no, look, I do suck."

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I Went On a 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat. Here's What Happened

Vipassana teaches that by observing our body’s mental and physical sensations objectively—rather than reacting to them subconsciously with craving or aversion—we can reduce attachment and misery, and build compassion.

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