We all want to break through the various barriers and roadblocks that we come across in our lives. At times though, the odds seem overwhelmingly stacked against us, and we easily throw in the towel and walk away from the path that we were so determined to walk down.
This episode I interview Dr. Anna Lembke, MD, Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lembke is a psychiatrist expert in treating addictions of all kinds: drugs, alcohol, food, sex, video games, gambling, food, medication, etc.
That childhood urge to ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ usually fades. But we can all learn to rediscover the joys of wide-eyed discovery.
Love is both a wonderful thing and a cunning evolutionary trick to control us. A dangerous cocktail in the wrong hands.
Each Valentine’s Day, when I see images of the chubby winged god Cupid taking aim with his bow and arrow at his unsuspecting victims, I take refuge in my training as a scholar of early Greek poetry and myth to muse on the strangeness of this image and the nature of love.
Life can be challenging, and we would all like to be optimists and focus on the positive things that happen in our lives, but that is not the case. Everyone has a suggestion for adopting positive habits;
As much as we would want to always be positively optimistic in life, we are surrounded by negative people, and sometimes realities of life just bring us down. In these situations, staying on track with our positive energy seems like a mammoth task.
You’ve probably seen affirmations online being touted as a cure-all or at least a method to change your life completely for the better. However, they might sound confusing, useless, or even cheesy.
Many of us have no clue how important our attitude is or how much it affects the outcome of our lives. We read constantly about how a change in perspective can change our lives for the better.
Being positive is the best way to lead a happy life. Unfortunately, maintaining an attitude of positivity is difficult when you are going through tough times. Adversity is a part of the journey.