Surprised by the Dalai Lama

Surprised by the Dalai Lama

I had thought meditation meant focusing on something bland—such as deep breathing. The Dalai Lama, describes “analytical meditation,” sort of a right-brain version of a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (“CBT”) technique for rebutting negative thoughts. He spends most of his meditation time in analytical meditation, apparently focusing on the same type of broad issues that concern me.

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Keeping Up with News while Staying Sane

Keeping Up with News while Staying Sane

In previous posts in this series on news, I’ve promised ideas on staying reasonably informed while also looking after your own wellbeing. Here are some things that help me. I hope you, too, find them useful.

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Good News about News—Harvey

Good News about News—Harvey

I am so proud of our Houston Public Media, PBS station Channel 8(which was the first public TV channel in the country!) and News FM 88.7 (NPR). They provided, and continue to provide, unique services in connection with Harvey and it’s aftermath.

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Things to Know, Do and Not Do about Harvey

Things to Know, Do and Not Do about Harvey

I live in Houston. I am aware that people outside our local TV viewing area are not getting the whole picture about the situation here. Also, probably with the best of intentions, some people are saying and doing things they think helpful, but making a difficult situation even harder. As someone who has lived in Galveston or Houston all my life, I’d like to share some information and suggestions.

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Break from News for a True Persuasion Story

Break from News for a True Persuasion Story

I manage my exposure to news, aiming to strike a balance between staying sufficiently informed while also staying sane. I’m ready for a break from blogging about the news, and I bet you readers are ready for a break, too. So let me tell you a true story about how I recently used the skills I teach.

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