Why People are acting like Animals and What We can Do to Act like Rational Human Beings

There is a simple explanation for why the world is crazy right now. The pandemic has increase everyone’s stress, and stress hormones shut down the prefrontal cortex. Stress hormones reduce our ability to think rationally, which causes us to act like animals. Conscious breathing is one approach to physically calm the nervous system, reduce stressContinue reading “Why People are acting like Animals and What We can Do to Act like Rational Human Beings”

How to Love all the Crazies out There

One obvious obstacle to cultivating unconditional love for the world is the challenge of loving all the angry, screaming people out there, especially when they’re screaming something we disagree with. But love is still the answer. Watch the rest of the discussion from the Meditation Conversation on 8-12-21 More Mindful Living

How Loving Ourselves Helps Us Make Better Choices

Do you ever feel haunted by compulsive, self-defeating behaviors? These can range from obviously self-destructive patterns of alcohol or drug abuse to more subtly unhealthy relationships with food, people, work, or even exercise. All too often, we’re faced with a temptation to indulge in some type of instant gratification that we know – deep downContinue reading “How Loving Ourselves Helps Us Make Better Choices”