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Just Relax! (Why Telling Yourself to Relax Doesn’t Work)

Many of us would agree that we need to relax more. But we also know that telling ourselves to “just relax” doesn’t work very well. Lying in bed at night, feeling agitated – we tell ourselves to “relax and go to sleep,” which of course leads to greater tension. Our neck, head, jaw, or back … Continue reading Just Relax! (Why Telling Yourself to Relax Doesn’t Work)

Depression, Low Energy, and the Hazards of Living by Will Alone

  When we’re depressed, we lack energy. One reason we get depressed is because we run out of the will to push ourselves, and we discover there’s no underlying energy, desire, or impulse to move us. In fact,too much will-driven living is part of what got us into trouble to begin with. Life itself is … Continue reading Depression, Low Energy, and the Hazards of Living by Will Alone