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Short term solutions

What causes stress?

Stress is a mental event caused by thoughts that arise in response to external pressure.  For example, if you hear of massive layoffs at your company, you may feel stressed—nothing has actually happened….

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Immediate Stress Relief

Think of your mind as a vast network of thousands of TV channels. Your thoughts correspond to these channels—except you don’t have a remote control to change them.  While the channels do change……

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Long term solutions

Awareness is key

In the previous pages, we examined stress and its underlying causes.  We also reviewed remedies that can bring short-term relief in periods of high stress and anxiety. In this section, we will consider…..

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Beliefs VS Reality

You likely believe that you would benefit from:
A balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and green leafy vegetables,
Regular exercise …

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The parable of the cave

In The Symposium, Plato has Socrates posit an allegory in a dialogue with Glaucon:
Imagine a cave in which men from birth are tied to rocks, separated from each other by large partitions, and in a manner…

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Benefits of Meditation

Scientific research has shown that a consistent meditation practice provides both physiological and psychological benefits. Meditation can help safeguard the cardiovascular system, particularly ….

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Lockdown your thinking instead

It all happened very fast. First came the email announcement in early March that my boys’ school was closing and that they would be “distance learning,” a term I didn’t know. And that would happen on “Zoom” ….

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Vision

My hope for these pages is to be a modern-day Academy, much like Plato’s Academy, in order to reduce stress and anxiety in our individual lives and perhaps even help mankind reverse course from its current ego-driven and lethal trajectory.   

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