The Guest House poem by Rumi – The Guest House Rumi Poem

The Guest House poem by Rumi The Guest House poem by the poet Rumi is often quoted by mindfulness teachers because it gets at the core of the meaning behind being mindful: being peaceful with all of our emotions, whether positive or negative. The Guest House poem by Jalaluddin Rumi,…

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Sativa vs. Indica vs. Hybrid – Everything you thought you knew about marijuana strains was wrong.

Sativa vs. Indica vs. Hybrid – Everything you thought you knew about marijuana strains was wrong. Most people “in the know” view marijuana strains as sativa vs. indica vs. hybrid.  Sativas are uplifting, indicas are calming… However, are these marijuana strain distinctions actually complete nonsense?  In a recent interview with…

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How to be more assertive in one easy step

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Many people talk about assertiveness and being assertive, but not everyone truly understands what being assertive is.  What is the meaning of assertive?  While there are many different assertiveness techniques, and I have outlined the main ones in the article 9 Assertiveness techniques to use in any situation, this article discusses…

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Best books about depression – the 12 Best books on overcoming depression

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12 Best books on overcoming depression: What is bibliotherapy? One of the best ways to overcome depression and work on your emotional health is to read good books about depression.  This article provides a list of some of the best books about depression.  Reading self-help books about depression as part…

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151 Self Care ideas to increase mindfulness and avoid burnout

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151 Self Care ideas to increase mindfulness and avoid burnout The best self-care ideas are self-care activities that resonate with you on a personal level. The best way to come up with a complete self care plan is to make a list of all the things you enjoy doing best…

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What is mindfulness in plain English?

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What is mindfulness in plain English? A lot of people talk about mindfulness, but often people are not clear on what mindfulness is or is not.  People have asked me, “What is mindfulness in plain English?” There is even a book by that title: The concept of mindfulness is quite…

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Motivational books to help you through depression and an existential crisis

Originally, I answered this question on Quora: “What are some motivational books to help you through depressiom and an existential crisis?” I have already written about the following (just click to read about them): Books about depression  Cognitive behavioral therapy books However, in terms of a book about depression that…

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Is Marijuana a Depressant? Is Weed a Depressant?

Is Marijuana a depressant? Many people ask the question, “Is marijuana a depressant?” without actually knowing exactly what a “depressant” is.  So, what is a depressant?  A “depressant” is a fairly technical medical term that means a drug that slows down the rate that your nerves send signals to each other.  Depressants decrease…

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Am I Depressed Quiz: depression test

Am I depressed quiz Are you depressed?  Sometimes, it is hard to know if what you are experiencing is depression or just sadness or something else entirely, especially if you are not exactly sure what depression is.  This “Am I depressed Quiz” is not a substitute for medical advice, but…

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Child Psychologist Information & about Kids Therapy

What is a child psychologist? A child psychologist is a mental health professional who specializes in treating children and children’s problems.  In layman’s terms, a child psychologist does kids therapy.  This may be a psychologist who has had additional training in how to treat children, it may be someone who…

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