We all can relate to that, right?
This is what gender being “socially constructed” means.
Meditation actually calms the vagus nerve — and so does having a good time with friends (go figure), exercising, and cold showers (really).
What should you do if you’re meditating and out of nowhere comes a bout of sadness or anger or extreme anxiety?
We all—every single one of us—have stories and beliefs about how and who we need to be in order to be safe, taken care of, accepted, and loved.
I’ve learned how to be more honest and vulnerable in group therapy—how to say what I truly feel more often, in ways that don’t unnecessarily hurt others. .
Like all ideology, toxic masculinity is not natural but socialized —we learn it from other people.
Mindfulness is all the rage. Corporations like Goldman Sachs and Monsanto teach it to employees. The meditation apps Calm and Headspace have both been valued at $250 million. Forbes recently profiled six “tech entrepreneurs” who “want to bring mindfulness to your sex life.” But what exactly is it?—many people continue to ask. To meditation teacher Hugh Byrne, it’s seeing whatever is…
Your constantly wandering mind is the wind, which strengthens your mind’s muscle for showing up fully in your life.
I know that I’m like everything and everyone else: always changing, conditional.
Regular meditation practice is one way we can start to turn towards the pain.
It’s easy to shame ourselves.
As Shakespeare’s Hamlet said, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
When my therapist recommended the therapist Richard Schwartz’s book, “You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For,” I felt it’s truth in my body, like someone playing a G major chord on a perfectly tuned acoustic guitar inside my chest.
Want to stop holding back?
That’s what mindfulness is — allowing everything into our awareness equally and fully.