Feel Panic With Natural Disasters

Feel Panic With Natural Disasters

[addtoany]Q. The recent hurricanes, floods, droughts and earthquakes have been quite disturbing for me to witness and learn about. I find myself feeling afraid, confused and pretty despondent when I see such large scale calamities. I am grateful that I am safe and my family...
Accessing Different Sides Of My Personality

Accessing Different Sides Of My Personality

[addtoany]Q. People see me as a balanced, kind of mellow, non-reactive, reasonable and sensitive guy. This is all true in a way. I tend to not stand out and am not that assertive. I am starting to feel frustrated in being that kind of a person. I feel ordinary, repressed and at...
Pity, Sympathy Or Compassion: How to Help

Pity, Sympathy Or Compassion: How to Help

[addtoany]Q. When I encounter someone in pain—physical, emotional or otherwise, I tend to have strong reactions. I think of how unfair it is for someone to suffer or I get into pitying them. I feel sorry and start to feel sad. I hear people talking about sympathy and compassion...
Untold Stress Because of “Coming Out”

Untold Stress Because of “Coming Out”

[addtoany] Q.  About five years ago when I turned 27, I came out as a lesbian to my parents and family.  They immediately grilled me about my attraction to other women and whether I had really given men a chance. I told my story of discovering my sexuality and that I had even...
Feeling Anger and Grief in a Difficult Marriage

Feeling Anger and Grief in a Difficult Marriage

[addtoany]Q. My husband and I have been struggling now for about seven years. We have different personalities and we have lost our ability to actually have conversations where meaningful information and feelings are exchanged. Only 10% of what I really want to say gets across....
Sensory Experiences Vs. Spirituality

Sensory Experiences Vs. Spirituality

[addtoany] Q.  I have become curious about desire and eros in my life.  I am a person who feels strong energies in my body such as heat, pleasure and a kind of buzzing vitality. I especially feel these sensations when I am excited about something new, when I  am listening to...