How to Make Stressful Decisions without Taxing Your Brain

I’ve had to make some pretty tough decisions in my life. I remember deciding whether to take a job midway through my career. It offered better pay and more flexibility to handle my small children, but it wasn’t the work I dreamed of doing. It was a hard decision and I...

How to End Suffering Without Being Pollyanish

Have you ever awakened early on a summer morning, anticipating a warm sunny day outside, only to find that the luminous weather forecast had turned cloudy? At least for me, serious disappointment can set in when I see the overcast sky and the needle on the thermometer...

Effortlessly Limit the Stress and Strain of your Brain

I am again having an “out-of-country” experience. Not only are these trips good for the mind, causing a break from the habits and chores of life. But they are also good for the soul- they stretch me to be someone other than my typical Self. Einstein noted that “the...

Warning: Avoiding Your Stress or Trauma Guarantees You’ll Keep Living It

This week a colleague asked me if many people are willing to acknowledge that they’ve experienced “trauma”- would they accept that things could be different if they could recognize the effect the traumatic stress has had on them? He asked, “isn’t trauma really only...

Stress Reduction Made Easy

If you’ve ever had vision problems- near or far- you’ve likely experienced the temporary frustration or confusion when your glasses aren’t accessible and everything is blurry. You may even get stressed about things not being ‘as they should be’. Stress occurs when...