Monday, November 16, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
NOTE TO OUR FOLLOWERS: I used to work with one of the world travelers in this series, Derek Hughey, who married seven years ago and then amazed everyone when he left work for one full year to travel the world with his new wife, Shanna! You can read about that first trip here, and it's well worth reading! NOW, they are traveling the world for 3 months -- with their young children! Their experiences are regularly documented here. This is well worth following, and we hope you will! You can also follow on Twitter. We hope you enjoy this travel blog as much as we do! The latest post regarding their experiences in Bhutan is not to be missed. Enjoy! Perhaps when they return we can convince them to give a talk at one of our meditation sits about their experiences! --ACOF Admin.
|In the narrow lanes of Bangkok’s ICP Flower Market|
Monday, October 26, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Billy Bob Thornton Says We've Lost Our Sense Of Wonder. Here's How To Get It Back --by Lisa Capretto
Originally Posted HERE
"We need to slow down, take the good parts of the old days, leave the bad parts behind, and start to live moment-to-moment again."
When Billy Bob Thornton's daughter Bella was 8 years old, she was doing something that too many kids that age don't do: reading books. Real, page-turning, front-and-back-cover books -- not the electronic versions that come on tablets and e-readers.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
"We were both crying because whatever this presence was, was so overwhelming that it just hit you in your spirit."
When he was a boy living in Los Angeles, Lenny Kravitz was a member of the prestigious California Boys Choir, then rated one of the best boys' choirs in the world. While this experience certainly provided a young Kravitz with an incredible outlet for flexing his musical muscle, that's not all it offered the future Grammy winner. It also left him with a memorable encounter involving what he believes to be "the presence of God."
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Your Emotions and PTSD; Identify Your Emotions So You Can Respond in a Healthier Way –by By Matthew Tull, PhD, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) Expert
>>Originally Posted HERE
A PTSD diagnosis can have a major impact on your emotions. People with PTSD may experience very strong feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger, guilt, and/or shame (to name just a few). In addition, when all these feelings occur close in time to one another, it can be very difficult to decipher exactly what you are feeling. Not knowing what you are feeling is connected with a number of negative consequences.
By not knowing what you are feeling, your emotions may feel very unpredictable and out-of-control. As a result, you might find it difficult to effectively manage your emotions. When this happens, people often tend to rely on more unhealthy ways of managing emotions, such as avoidance and self-medication through the use of drugs and alcohol.
What is a negative emotion? It is an emotion that is toxic to the body and interferes with its balance and harmonious functioning. Fear, anxiety, anger, bearing a grudge, sadness, hatred or intense dislike, jealousy, envy—all disrupt the energy flow through the body, affect the heart, the immune system, digestion, production of hormones, and so on.