Throughout most of my 20s, I was plagued with chronic depression and anxiety. I’m delighted to say that I’ve been free from those shackles for the past decade, other than the rare, mild bouts that come with the inevitable ups and downs of life. This is largely due to the fact that for the past… Continue reading 3 Super Powerful Ways to Heal in our Toxic World
I'm addicted to yoga. I'm addicted to breathing. I'm addicted to writing. I'm addicted to reading. I'm addicted to my partner. I'm addicted to my daughter. I'm addicted to Guatemala. I'm addicted to travel. I'm addicted to sex. I'm addicted to mota. I'm addicted to the Internet. I'm addicted to learning. I'm addicted to mindfulness.… Continue reading I can’t stop!
A self-described "rookie" blogger wrote a post four days ago called Phillip Seymour Hoffman did not have choice or free will and neither do you. It's gone viral, and I can tell you why. An amazing title, plus a fantastic image: Also, a hot and timely topic: the death of a beloved and talented actor due to… Continue reading Addiction is a brain disorder.
My brother is an addict, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t read my blog, though he is quite tech-savvy. I’ve lost count of how many years he’s been on the same dead-end cycle: using drugs, losing jobs, manipulating “friends” into letting him crash on their couches, using, stealing, lying… and yet never seeming to hit… Continue reading My brother is an addict.
Step One. Acknowledge that you’re hooked. Step Two. Pause, take three conscious breaths and lean in. Lean into the energy. Abide with it. Experience it fully. Taste it. Touch it. Smell it. Get curious about it… Step Three. Then relax and move on.
Technology can be a tool and/or a toy. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, many of us with 24/7 web connectivity have a fierce addiction to technology and the constant stream of information. We find lots of fascinating and useful information online; we waste countless hours of our lives online. Since becoming… Continue reading technology, addiction and the ten-day challenge