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From Career Regret to Reinvention

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Regret happens when we see the difference between how a situation ended up in reality and how it could have ended up if we had chosen differently. An example of regret is the case of a 1995 man in Liverpool who played the same lottery numbers every week. He didn’t play them one week and they came up, which prompted him to commit suicide. While not as serious, most people have regrets in their life. A series of eleven studies conducted between 1989 and 2003 on adults of all ages show that, if given a chance to start over, 32% of those questioned would make different education choices and 22% would choose different careers.

Read the full article here: From Career Regret to Reinvention: How to Move Past Pain & Design Your Ideal Career

Does Feeling Sad Mean Being Wiser?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Researchers have found a link, though it may be a small one, between being sad and one’s ability to judge reality. Yes, it’s true: people who experience sadness and depression are a bit more likely to see the world the way it is, rather than through rose-colored glasses. This condition, known as “depressive realism” may be present in some people who experience sadness, but studies have shown that it doesn’t necessarily make them smarter or wiser. For example, when people are sad and simultaneously focused on themselves, they can make impulsive, unwise decisions. In the end, realism can seem to evade us just when we need it: when we’re sad.

Read full article here: Does Feeling Sad Mean Being Wiser?

Embracing the Feminine in Buddhism

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Jack Kornfield, a teacher in the vipassana movement of American Theravada Buddhism, recently participated in the ordination of two female Buddhist nuns. Ayya Anandabodhi and Ayya Santacitta have been practicing American Buddhism for nearly twenty years. It was a particularly profound ceremony for the San Francisco nuns in that their Asian counter parts would not have received the same warm welcome, for in that culture men are seen as higher than women, and Buddhist nuns are not only disrespected but also excluded from many of the Buddhist teachings, a mindset that excludes the feminine principal and hinders enlightenment.

Read full article here: Embracing the Feminine in Buddhism

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