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.
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.
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?
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.
Love, Loss, Anxiety and Grief
Love is not simple. As soon as there is love or an attachment, loss enters the picture. Rejecting loss or the pain of loss means rejecting love and the pain of love. They are one and the same.
Your Puny-Pathetic Depression is Not as Good as My Awesome Manly Depression
Depression combined with social comparisons can lead to envy, jealousy, shame, and a closed heart. Ultimately, we end up alone, feeling abandoned, hopeless, betrayed, and more depressed than ever.
Depression – The Terrible D-Word
One of the most frustrating and depressing things about depression is that nobody knows what it really is and nobody knows how to “fix” it. This article is about my own experience with depression, and my own framework for understanding it.