Tag Archives: Stress

That is a quote from Bruce Lee. He was teaching his student to be formless, shapeless and adaptable. It is also a lesson in resilience. Every kid likes to throw stones in a pond to watch the splash and the … Continue reading

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Don’t learn about meditation, just starting doing it. People have told me that they want to read and educate themselves about meditation and the different types such as transcendental, mindfulness, guided visualization, Japa etc. It seems big and complicated. I … Continue reading

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What’s the difference and which is better? Resilience is the ability to adapt to significant adversity and trauma, to recover quickly, to bounce back.  Resilient individuals may have an acute stress reaction after going through a traumatic incident.  They may … Continue reading

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Mindfulness means focusing on the present moment.  People that live in the present moment handle stress and trauma better than those who dwell on the past or are preoccupied with the future.  If you feel anxiety or worry or shame, … Continue reading

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Sometimes stress caused by betrayal or even feeling isolated and unsupported can be worse than the stress caused by traumatic events.   This may be surprising.  It seems counter-intuitive, but let me explain. What really made me consider this was when … Continue reading

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The concept of the “Open Door Policy” is good in theory and an improvement over times when leaders were not available and not approachable.  In many cases the concept has gone too far though, and many leaders now think they … Continue reading

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Watching the news this morning I saw that there were 80 rockets fired at southern Israel from Gaza this past weekend, some of the rockets hitting in and around the town of Sderot.  It brought me back to July 4th, … Continue reading

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