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Three Great Alan W. Watts Quotes

Three Great Alan W. Watts Quotes

I discovered Alan W. Watts a couple years ago purely by chance.  He helped me access contentment in my daily life through his translation of Eastern philosophies, in particular Zen Buddhism. Here are some of my favourite Alan W. Watts quotes with pictures from my 2013...
Dog days and the latest articles on contentment

Dog days and the latest articles on contentment

More and more I am seeing articles and research coming out about the importance of mindfulness and what contentment is, or rather, how it’s felt in the present moment. It’s possible that the digital age is making it easier to feel disconnected and anxious...
Psychiatric drugs are doing us no good

Psychiatric drugs are doing us no good

Read about the staggering figures for prescriptions of SSRI antidepressants in recent years in this article.  ‘The problem is that many of these drugs simply do not work as people suppose. The main effect of antidepressants is not the reduction of depressive...
Video: Your body language shapes who you are

Video: Your body language shapes who you are

A great presentation about ‘power posing’ as a way to lower cortisol levels and increase confidence. Some promising research has come out and no drugs necessary! 🙂 Amy Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, where she studies how...
Emoticons and emotions

Emoticons and emotions

Anxiety is something I see a lot in my practice.  I am curious to know why it seems like there are more and more people I meet who are ‘anxious’. Things have definitely changed a lot in our world in the past ten years (remember before Facebook? remember...
Depression, the secret we share

Depression, the secret we share

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the...
Sunshine is a good thing!

Sunshine is a good thing!

For so long we were told to stay out of the sun because of the risk of skin cancer. However, that is how we get most of our vitamin D, a vital ingredient in many important physiological processes in our body. In the Pacific Northwest this is especially true. We just...