Tag: Anxiety


Inclusive Prayer, Long-Distance Loss and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include letting go of the past, the difference between anxiety and fear, a gathering space for all faiths, long-distance loss… and more. Whatever is transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Letting Go “I simply don’t have the capacity to worry about as many things that I used to really enjoy worrying about…which is really therapeutic, ’cause I can really hold a......

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Holidays, Annulments and Seahawks: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Sept. 7 -11), we explored a common quandry for clergy, an NFL coach putting a priority on holistic wellness, the Pope’s merciful approach to marital mistakes, three core ideas bringing people together on Rosh Hashanah, the future of traditional religions… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   When Should Clergy Weigh In on Politics? – Michael Bernstein Stay away from politics, Rabbi. Many of my colleagues receive – and some give – this advice. There’s a......

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It's a Season of Renewal. So Why Do I Feel Anxious?

This season is supposed to be one of renewal. The transition from summer to fall brings a cooler breeze, a change of color and the promise of brand new page in the books of our lives. We buy new clothes for our kids, who walk into their classrooms with the excitement of being a grade older, with the opportunity to begin with a clean slate. It sounds prospectively exciting, but I wonder why so many seem to feel so darn anxious about it…including my wife, my kids and me. The hope and......

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Imprisoned by Insecurity

Today, although I’m writing about Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, and indeed I’m writing about border security, this post is not about politics. It’s about how our search for most any kind of security – be it national, cultural or personal – can actually make us increasingly insecure. Over the weekend, Walker spoke about citizens having “legitimate concerns” about security along the U.S. border with Canada; he called the idea of building a fence along our northern border (along with the wall he supports building across our border with Mexico) “something to......

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Wisdom on Night Owls, Cars and Anxiety: Must-Read Links

As your new week gets underway, check out these recent links – fascinating essays and interviews that came across our radar, along with the excerpts that moved us to highlight them here on The Wisdom Daily. Read on for fresh viewpoints about operating a Google self-driving car, building a peaceful life after a traumatic childhood, staying up long after sundown and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Unafraid of the Dark “The night has a special quality about it. It’s one......

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Being Ten Percent Happier

Not long ago, Dan Harris, anchor for ABC’s Nightline, published a book about quieting his racing mind through meditation: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — A True Story. A New York Times nonfiction bestseller (now available in paperback), 10% Happier does have a few ideas, summarized here, that you owe it to yourself to consider – whether you already meditate, have considered trying, or never plan to do so. 1. Don’t necessarily give up grand......

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