Category: Mental Health

Strategies for Staying Sane: Rapid Relaxation Methods

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Carl used to be described as “uptight.” In fact, he was such a taut person that he suffered from chronic back pain and excruciating headaches that his doctors ascribed to tension. He was also very…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Meditation: Part 2

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Terry entered the office, presented himself to the secretary, and sat down to await his appointment with the boss. As he waited, be closed his eyes briefly, and he used the rapid meditation method he…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Meditation: Part 1

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• When Irwin was advised to learn how to use meditation to handle his stress, he scoffed at the idea. “I’ve never felt comfortable in the lotus position, ” he jeered. He also sneered that you…

Smiley Lady’s Blog: Driving Kindness

Here’s to this being the only middle finger you see while driving. Middle Finger adopts a more positive outlook Smiley Yielding is not a weakness; it’s a kindness. Every day you are presented with choices regarding who gets something that’s better, you…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Using an Emotional Thermometer

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Ronnie was inclined to fly off the handle. She was hypersensitive and tended to respond with exaggerated emotion to most situations. A close relative commented: “Just about everything about Ronnie adds up to an eleven…