I welcome your comments, suggestions, and your stories. I moderate all comments so nothing will be approved for public viewing if you prefer to remain anonymous, or if you prefer only to communicate with me. That being said, “a lone primate is a dead primate”. We will go much further if we go together. So, if you can contribute something edifying, enlightening, encouraging, or if you are in need yourself, then please do gather at the forum. I want to hear from you, and I’ll bet that others do, too. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That being said, on this page you will find articles and resources that I think might help you along the way. They might be helpful. They might be provocative. They might be mind-bending. The point is that they help us think differently, see the world or ourselves differently, or edify us so that we find our fire which generates new internal energy to keep growing and moving ahead.
- Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation, Scientific American. This is a fascinating article on the neuroscience behind meditation and mindfulness. You do not need to practice Buddhism to benefit from reading this. I encourage you to read this simply because it lets you step into science behind how your brain functions when you practice focusing…and when you don’t. Why do we suffer from the whims and follies of our reckless “neurowanderings”? Can we do something about it? Well, yes, it seems that we can. Okay, but can we do something about it short of joining a Buddhist monastery? Read on.
- Five Ways to Stop Catastrophizing: When all is lost, try this.
- In Praise of Gratitude
- Nine Mental Habits that Can Make You Feel Bitter
- Seven Ways to Combat Facebook Jealousy
- The Emotional Immune System
- Normal Marital Sadism
- Healing the Shame of Childhood Abuse through Self-Compassion
- 7 Factors Affecting Orgasm in Women
- How to Grow Up
- Sexual Harassment 101: What Everyone Needs to Know (The Guardian)
- Resisting Rulemaking: Challenging the Montana Settlement’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Blueprint (this is published in Notre Dame Law Review and provides an excellent “blueprint” for what schools, colleges, and universities should do under Title IX policies and procedures in the context of harassment/sexual harassment/sexual assault. It is also excellent in terms of educating oneself in the language of Title IX and what one’s rights are as well as what one should expect in terms of what Title IX provides. It is a must read if you attend a school that receives federal funding aka FAFSA funding.)
- The Effects of the Narcissist’s Disappearing Act: Learned Helplessness and Operant Conditioning
- Life as The Scapegoat in Emotionally Unhealthy Families
- Are Fears of Self-Compassion Holding Us Back? (this is a very good article with resources and citations attached)
- What Happy People Do Differently