Category: Lifestyle

Acceptance and Equanimity

by Christine Lusita | | Lifestyle

They’re a mouthful, but these concepts saved my life and my sanity. Because I’m an impatient Leader personality prone to Bigger, Better, Faster, and I’ll-Be-Happy-When- Syndrome, I needed to learn the concept of it is what it is. Buddhists believe that desire is the source of all unhappiness, and it’s hard to argue that. But[…]

The Clutter of Relationships

by Christine Lusita | | Lifestyle

I’m sure you’re a nice person. How do I know? Because nice people attract energy-sucking people the way a statue attracts pigeons. See if any of these scenarios sound familiar: Your neighbor always parks in front of your house. (You: “Oh, it’s fine.”)Your mom friend never picks up her kid on time. (You: “She’s so[…]

The Five Stages of Change

by Christine Lusita | | Lifestyle

Whether it’s about getting married, changing jobs, or losing weight, everyone goes through five stages of change, as identified by behavioral psychologist James Prochaska. Change starts with pre-contemplation, where you’re just kinda, sorta starting to think about making a move. And it ends with maintenance, where the change is now an estab- lished habit, part[…]