Monthly Archives: August 2007

Waking Up to Life

You only live once. And sometimes not even then. — P. J. O’Rourke.   There’s a story about a monk meditating every day in the village square. A businessman would hurry by, going about his business and sometimes frowning and … Continue reading

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A Habit Is Just a Habit

There’s a famous picture of Sigmund Freud holding a cigar, illustrating his love of smoking. When asked about the psychological significance of his attachment to cigars, he answered, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” I thought of that quote … Continue reading

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Mourning Our Losses

One of the main reasons I teach stress management is it forces me to practice what I preach. And what I’ve been practicing the past couple of weeks is Item #10 of the traits of stress-hardy people: “They know how … Continue reading

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The Greatest Teachers

And did you find what you wanted in this life even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved. To feel myself beloved on this earth. –Raymond Carver   The Dalai Lama once told a group … Continue reading

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