How to Let Go of Emotional Suffering

Intense emotions such as anxiety, sadness, anger, shame, embarrassment, or guilt can quickly take us over and create emotional suffering. Right now, you might be experiencing an intense emotion but don’t know how to deal with it. Maybe you are using distraction to cope but the moment you stop the distraction the intense emotion floods…

8 Ways to Stop Obsessive Thinking

You cannot control what comes into your mind, but you can control how long you dwell on it.” Obsessive thinking is like a negative spiral. The longer you spend time with it, the deeper into it you get. It may also be viewed as a type of trance. The more you induce it by repetition,…

A Guide to a Good Nights Sleep

Insomnia and anxiety, unfortunately go hand and hand. Most people who struggle with anxiety also experience insomnia several nights a week. Difficulties falling asleep or waking in the middle of the night are common. Sleep is critical to our emotional and physical health. Follow this simple guide below to improve your sleep.   1. Sleep…

7 Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness Meditation

This article provides a list and description of my favorite mindfulness meditation techniques. Set a goal to meditate 10 minutes per day for 1 week. Then read my article on how to take hold of your mind called “Putting Mindfulness to Work.”  1. Mindfulness Software for Electronic Devices The first thing I suggest is to…

Putting Mindfulness to Work

By now, most of us have heard about “mindfulness,” which is generally associated with meditation. If you aren’t a fan of meditation then you will unfortunately discard this powerful practice as a new age spiritual fad. But mindfulness as a concept has very little to do with meditation or spirituality. Mindfulness provides us with a…

The Legal Case for Work-Life Balance

Many of today’s employers recognize the value of work-life balance programs. Research conducted by the Families and Work Institute has shown that work-life balance programs can help employers: Attract and retain top talent. Enhance corporate reputation. Increase job satisfaction, commitment, and loyalty. Reduce absenteeism and turnover. It should be no surprise that many employers are…

2019 Women’s March in San Francisco

First, I have to say I never thought of myself as someone who would march down the street singing and chanting in protest. But here I am in the front line marching down Market Street in San Francisco for the third time advocating for women’s rights. Although I have always fought for women’s rights as…