Whatever we may say, unkind words or even words that were not meant unkindly, can often hurt us. Belonging, approval, and being part of a group or tribe is important to us because it enhances our survival. Therefore, we feel good when we get approval from others and feel bad when we get their disapproval. Here, we try to understand why words hurt and how we can build emotional resiliency.
Buddhism & Depression – Is Enlightenment a Myth?
Can Buddhism help with anxiety, suffering, and depression? Is Buddhist enlightenment possible and will it lead to an end to suffering? We explore Buddhism and enlightenment, as well as how they help with suffering and depression.
Fear of Wasting Time and How to Stop It
Life only gives us a limited number of days so we want to spend our life bucks well. To ensure that we are living a full life, we reason that we should cram as much as possible, be as productive as possible, be as happy as possible, in each moment of time. We explore what it means to waste time and how we can effectively spend our time.
How to Be Happy
Every single one of us wants to be happy, yet very few of us truly are. Why is happiness so hard to find? When we find happiness, why is it so hard to keep? This article examines why we are unhappy and how we can find happiness.
Chronic Anxiety and My Mother
My mother’s life was full of pain, unhappiness, and suffering. One big takeaway from growing up as her child is that I never ever wanted to be like her. This article is about my mother and her gift of chronic anxiety to me.
Unconditional Love – What Is It and How to Find It
Given that we all desire to be loved unconditionally and have an endless store of love to give, why then is unconditional love so hard to do? Why is it so rare? Why do many of us madly search for it and never find it? This article focuses on these interesting questions.
Self-Love and Why We Are So Hard on Ourselves
Everyone agrees that self-love is one of the main keys to happiness and a good life. However, instead of being kind to ourselves, we berate ourselves for small mistakes and set up impossible to achieve goals. Why is that? Why is self-love so hard to do?
What Is Love and Why Does It Hurt So Much?
Most of us romanticize love. Unfortunately for us, reality is not pure, neither is love, nor fear or suffering. When we aspire to a love that is pure, we inflict more pain and more hurt on ourselves.
My Journey Through Chronic Anxiety, Depression, and Existential Angst
How do we escape from this life of quiet desperation? How do we recover from despair? So began my journey for self-discovery.
Love and Fear – Overcoming Our Wiring for Suffering
Love and fear are two of the strongest human emotions and they seem to work in opposition. In this article we explore love and fear and consider how we can resolve this most challenging of life’s dualities.