Featured Articles and Journals: addiction

February 15, 2016
You've fallen off the cushion. The negative emotion garbage monster has proven too tough to ever defeat. You've tried your luck with "spiritual bypassing," but even that stopped working after a bit – you remained a fidgety neurotic and nasty gossip...
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June 30, 2015
Excerpt from 12 Steps on the Buddha’s Path by Laura S.
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May 26, 2015
On a sunny Sunday morning last April, I woke up late, took a sip from the half-empty bottle of beer on my end table, and felt my pancreas explode.
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October 18, 2014
Like so many others, I was shocked and saddened, and also drawn into deep contemplation, on hearing that the beloved actor, comedian and social activist, Robin Williams, had taken his own life. As a hypnotherapist who has worked with many people...
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March 27, 2014
According to a new study out of Division of Substance Abuse at Columbia Psychiatry, when it comes to long-term results, a treatment program structured to incorporate mindfulness meditation is better for supporting participants in relapse...
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February 5, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman, the marvelous actor who died recently with bags of heroin around him, was interviewed about a year ago by Simon Critchley at the Rubin Museum. The topic was happiness, and it's poignant, almost painful, to listen to now.
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January 27, 2014
In my last post, I discussed how people use media (music, TV, video games, Internet, etc.) to modify their moods and as coping strategies.  On the one hand, both of these uses seem positive and beneficial, at least when used mindfully.
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January 20, 2014
This month we're discussing mindful consumption, specifically examining our habits around electronics. I study the media's effects on people and have heard people talk about media being an "addiction" for almost 20 years.  There are some really...
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May 17, 2013
We all get set off from time to time--we think, hear, see, smell or taste something that we really, really like or we really, really dislike...and suddenly we’re hooked.  Once we’re hooked, it feels as if the armor we normally try to hide...
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November 21, 2011
Seems like an obvious question – what is a blessing? – Yet if I think about a life lived in sufficiency I begin to wonder about the qualities of a blessing.
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May 27, 2011
One of the most vivid metaphors for the human condition that I've come across since joining the Interdependence Project is that of the Hungry Ghost. These Tibetan deities are not fully alive and crave food to fill their enormous bloated...
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by Lani
May 12, 2011
yesterday, susan piver (author, btw, of the most "liked" post on the idp blog ev.er), offered some simple advice and thoughts on love.
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May 3, 2011
I am an addict. My patterns are too obvious for me to miss, especially after a year of regular meditation practice.  Every morning I sit and I’m confronted with guilt, fear, shame, hope and desire.
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April 15, 2011
Is it okay to get stoned on a regular basis? It could make the movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged or passover more interesting...
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