Welcome to a new, positive way of thinking about anxiety. This is a very common problem that most of us experience at some time or other in each of our lives, and it’s not a disorder, illness or psychiatric disease. Anxiety is a normal brain responding in a very common way to the experiences it has had. It is very important to understand that you are not broken, and you do not have a “disorder” that has to be “fixed.” You have some brain circuits that developed outside your conscious awareness due to certain causes and conditions, and we can calm and correct these temporary imbalances. Here are many simple to use, but holistic, whole person steps I have personally used to “reel in” anxiety when in rears-


The Insomnia Exorcist- CBTI and the Effortless Sleep Method

The Effortless Sleep Method Can't sleep? So many of us struggle with poor sleep, broken sleep or insomnia from a variety of inner, environmental and behavioral reasons. Aging is one of the most common, particularly in women over 40 and it can…

Lung: The Meditator’s Disease

Reprinted from Mandala Magazine September, 2004 DOWNLOAD THE FREE EBOOK By Paula Chichester (Lhundup Nyingje), Retreat Advisor to Land of Joy Ordained for the last 13 years, Ven. Paula has devoted 24 years of her life to Buddhist retreat…

Nying Lung Disorder, or Tibetan Medicine Perspective on Depression by Anastazja Holečko (Repost)

The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture. New Series 2 (2/2015): 29–41 [article] DOI: 10.4467/24506249PJ.15.007.4635 Nying Lung Disorder, or Tibetan Medicine Perspective on Depression Anastazja Holečko Abstract Traditional Tibetan…

Imbalances in The Subtle Body- On Treating Lung by Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche "Advice on the Path" Teachings given at Swyambunath, Katmandu, May 2006 This is an advanced teaching for tantric practitioners, but may benefit anyone who experiences stress, anxiety or insomnia. Permission to repost on…
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Six Simple Daily Steps for Happiness!

You know, I happen to be Buddhist, but one with an inquisitive mind. We have what we know as the Buddha's First Noble Truth and that is: "Life is Suffering." However, it's a misnomer to just stop there and concede to a life of misery. I think…
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That disturbed, disorderly wind! By Carolyn Chan

Including: four stages of wind disturbance along the spiritual path (a special contribution by Segyu Choepel Rinpoche) By Carolyn Chan A grasp of the three humors: wind, bile, and phlegm, (tib. rlung, mkhrispa and badken), and their…
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How I recovered from insomnia and acute anxiety in just 5 days!

How It Happened I volunteer in state politics. It was the night that insurrectionists stormed the Capitol in D.C. I have friends that I love and care for that work there and the fear hit my system really hard. I was doing a solitary retreat…
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Simple Steps to Overcome Anxiety in Our Troubled Times

If I can quote Al Gore "every day when you turn on the news, it's like a page from the Book of Revelations." If we aren't sad and anxious a bit now, there might be something dampened with our sensitivity! However, I'm living proof that the old…