All situations that happen to us in life have no inherent meaning. We are the ones who assign meaning to everything that happens. We see various situations through certain frames or lenses. With cognitive reframing, we change the way we look at things and consequently change how we experience them. Have you [...]
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Erotic dreams, particularly if you’re an adolescent, can be due to certain hormonal changes. I don’t have any sons and thankfully have never walked in on anything uncomfortable but it’s not unusual for young females to experience these types of dreams as well. For us adults, erotic dreams or dreams of a sexual [...]
The prospect of going to a silent meditation retreat both thrills and scares me at the same time. For ten days, I’ll be required to meditate for most of my waking hours, eat in very minimal amounts and rest. You might be wondering why anyone would willingly head into solitary confinement, but it [...]
People who are driven to succeed don’t lament over the past. They don’t dwell on past mistakes or failures. They set goals and are extremely focused. They don’t give a f*ck about measurable goals (I hate that term by the way...) They declare audacious goals without any idea of how they will achieve [...]
I have a theory...and though it may not be popular, I’m going to reveal it anyways.I believe that we live in constant states of stress because deep down we like it. Now by like it, I don’t mean we like it the way we like chocolate or french fries. I mean like it [...]
Let's face it, it's hard to find a woman in this culture who feels comfortable in her own skin. We're bombarded with so many images of thinness and perfection that women, regardless of their weight, are often unhappy with our bodies. We stand in front of their mirrors, on top of scales--judging, complaining [...]
When someone tells me that they ‘can’t’ do something, it typically means that they just don’t want to. The truth is, language holds tremendous power. It can be used as a means to motivate us and it can also mean the difference between success and failure. Every time you say the word can’t, you [...]
The (pure) theorist, he explained, is only half a scientist. One who sits behind a desk or in a lab and never sees the outside world with all its chaos, distractions, and messiness. While the practitioner is the person who actively engages a given task. While listening to one of my greatest [...]
For many of us, the desire for comfort, safety, refuge and security is often overwhelming. One of our biggest flaws as humans is the inclination to play it safe or the gravitation towards the path of least resistance. We are more fearful than we are courageous and in turn become limited instead of [...]
So my question is this: if we really are all connected and none of us is separate from the other--as Buddha promised, then why do I often feel misunderstood or underserved by non-black hair stylists when it comes to my hair? Listen, I get it-- if you're not black, black hair can be [...]