I think for many people once they try these modalities and they work for them, they move past any “stages” and into acceptance. These practices spread because they work for people. I remember trying to convince my doctor that acupuncture helped me stay pregnant. He would not entertain it. Then a rival clinic started a study on its benefits. Then he got interested. Skeptics have their place. I prefer living as a curious optimist.
I loved this. I had a job interview yesterday and it felt like it was going nowhere, so I took over and wrapped it up myself. It felt good. The interviewer was surprised, but smiling. We both saved some time.
I like his focus on the whole person, not the drug. I wonder when he uses heroin, where it fits into his day, how long the effects last. Not everyone would have the luxury of being able to zone out for a long stretch of the day. Whose taking care of his kids? He says he meets his parenting obligations. I wonder how he does that.
There should be a warning to this article. I am slumped on my couch now. Disgusted by all the quarantine Legos I bought my son on Amazon to break the monotony and the 3/4 length althleisure pants I have in 5 colors. I have absolutely craved nothing and everything in the past 10 months.
I feel more open to ideas when walking. It's something I've noticed for a long time. I couldn,t take long walks for 6 months because of a foot injury and now that I can walk again I feel much better. I was a gym rat for years. I'm so much happier walking for my main exercise.
Great article for a marriage or any relationship. Friends need this too. And children. Being mindful, paying attention, staying in the moment with the other person. Even strangers. Everyone always has their head in a device. We are missing all kinds of opportunities for connection.
I think you have to experience Reiki for yourself and make your own judgment. For me, Reiki creates the most intense meditative state. I have had had elegant solutions to what felt like intractable problems come to me. I have also felt incredibly supported. I carry the fruits of Reiki afterwards. They seem to build on themselves. I'm a lawyer, trained to be a skeptic. Reiki exists on a different plane, a level of feeling. Imagine receiving a gift you didn't know you needed. For me, that's Reiki. We are giving, wanting, needing, supplying all the time. So rarely are we just receiving. In my experience, that's where the magic of Reiki lies.
It’s funny, as a lawyer most of my job is looking at the inversion to predict how things could go sideways. We are the buzz kills in most companies. This will help me argue how we’re actually an integral value-add.
A fascinating read as we head into what promises for many to be an isolated holiday season. Feels like a good time to evaluate "fulfillment’s desolate attic” or "the hedonic treadmill" and the importance of looking inward for fulfillment.
As a single parent I really feel squeezed. I can’t lose my job. And I have my son 18 out of 20 work/school days a month. He misses his friends but I worry about our kids and teachers. Two of his teachers were very ill with the virus in the spring. I don’t think part time schooling is the answer. It would definitely push me to have rotating caregivers for my son if I had to go to work. And we don’t know the long term effects on children who are asymptomatic. But then there’s the undeniable benefits of in person learning. Nothing about this is easy.
I am blown away she has had so many years with stage 4 breast cancer. Thankfully, some people do. I love hearing her voice during this crisis. She is speaking for a community that has been drowned out by all the noise on either side of them. As people refuse to wear masks I wish they could pause and think about this mother and her children.
This is a helpful read. It’s forward-looking and thoughtful. I think keeping the big picture in mind as we navigate the very difficult steps we all must take now is incredibly useful psychologically. The day-to-day can be so overwhelming.
Hacks are fun and entertaining. Some of them actually work. And they can provide encouragement. I have a friend who sits on a ball at work. That probably came to him as a hack. Lots of folks get up and move during the work day. A great idea that was no doubt marketed as a “hack”. Which is, I guess, a marketing hack. Hack is the new “curated.” Maybe this writer should curate his hacks.
I think what’s important is how anger takes over and can feel like truth telling when it’s not. It replaces reason and thoughtful discussion. I see it in court and what’s really scary is that it often works. Judges fall for the angry, outraged advocate over and over again when there’s no truth to support it.