Tag Archives: my writing

7 Steps to Total Health

This 7-step framework comes partially from the work of Dr. Steven Ilardi. I have modified it but I use a lot of his ideas. He outlines a 6-step program in his excellent little book The Depression Cure which I highly recommend. Here are a couple of differences in my work and that of Dr. Ilardi. […]

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The Trance of Unworthiness- Audio & More

Here’s a short audio reflective exercise that can help you awaken from what Tara Brach calls “The Trance of Unworthiness.”  Below the audio link is an excerpt from one of her articles that I found on the internet. And if you want to know a lot more, read her book “Radical Acceptance.” Audio Link: http://askdrcliff.com/audio/tranceunworthy.mp3 […]

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OBEAR – a handy little tool

I got this from Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap. “OBEAR” is a handy process to remember in a time of emotional distress. If you are starting to get mentally or emotionally swept away, do this: 1. OBSERVE.Bring awareness to the feelings in your body. 2. BREATHE. Take a few deep breaths. Breathe into and […]

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You are what observes, not what you observe

You are what observes, not what you observe. If that is true, then… ? What are you certain of? Anything? Nothing? It is important.

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Pain is Natural, Suffering is Personal

What state are you in now, right this moment? Take a moment to relax, breathe, and drop into mindfulness of the present moment. OK. Are you here, present, reading? Or..? The ability to see your state of mind is a wonderful tool. When you cannot see your state of mind you are effectively blind. If […]

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