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Mindfulness is a buzzword right now. It calls up images of “seekers” sitting cross legged and touching their fingertips. But really, you can practice mindfulness anywhere, any time. Quite simply, mindfulness is intentionally focused attention. You can focus on your breath or your thoughts. You can focus...

Did anyone ever tell you that if  you didn't "get that look off your face" it would stick that way? Well, they weren't all wrong because unexpressed emotions can stress the muscles. When you force yourself to hold in a feeling by contracting your muscles, you...

It's not "mental health." It's uncontrolled anger. Since the general term “mental health” is being erroneously substituted in discussions lately for the specific problem of uncontrolled anger, I’ve decided to beat the drum of anger management. As I’ve said before, violence is not the result of “mental...

“Mental health problems” do not lead to violence being perpetrated on society. A failure to manage anger does. We need to stop calling it a “mental health” problem because that national rhetoric is stigmatizing millions of people who will never act out their “mental problems” violently...

The truest test of your strength is revealed in your ability to tolerate intense feelings and refrain from acting on them in hurtful ways, toward yourself or anyone else.  The foundation of your ability to do this grows through the practice of mindful self-awareness. All...

Like anything else you want to master, learning to control your emotions takes practice. Luckily, there are some tools you can use to make the process easier. I'll get to those. But first, you have to know this. If you're bad at controlling your emotions, it probably...

Why does this happen? Why do people perpetrate cruelty and violence on others or silently root for it as it goes on?...

The way you learn to handle your feelings is, first, by learning all the tricks to “manage” them with mindfulness and will power. You can learn and practice those on your own all day, every day....

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