May 7, 2019

Friends,

Stress. A study recently published said that about 50 percent of people in the United States have experienced increased stress over the past five years. Seventy-seven percent of those feel it physically and 73 percent feel it psychologically. What is it about our culture that is creating stress? I believe that stress is creating the increase in violence and suicide we hear about in the news. Stress exacerbates any mental instability present.
    When I returned from my Peace Corps stint in Afghanistan, I came back to a society that felt very hard-edged, as compared to the culture I had been living in. That was 50 years ago! Today I view the American way of life as even more complicated, more difficult to navigate, with so many more stressors present such as social media, political climate, and financial/job related issues. A common expression we often hear in jest is: "Keep up!" Keeping up with changing mores and other societal changes (many for the good) is a stressor.
    I keep my life very simple. No social media. No untoward obligations. Saying no to many things I used to say yes to. Living in nature with no noise. For many it may sound boring, but I find I live with little stress and I do not lie awake at night tossing and turning. The small things make the difference. Or maybe they are big to some.

Lynn LaFroth, editor

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"Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely on what you think."

ALTHOUGH THE BUDDHA is often credited with that quote, its origin doesn't really matter. Few people would dispute its message. So if most people would agree that our thoughts determine how we feel, then why are we not very good at monitoring our thoughts? The analogy of The Three Rooms can help.

From The Three Rooms perspective, our thoughts can only be in one of three places: They can be in the past (the Past Room), the future, (the Future Room), or the present (the Present Room) and whichever room our thoughts are in determines our experience of life in that moment. READ MORE>>

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