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Cultivating Consciousness

How to Combat Perfectionism and Lower Risk of Anxiety, Depression and Eating Disorders

By Susanna Mittermaier An alarming new study shows perfectionism is on the rise, a condition linked to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, early morbidity and even suicide. Broadly defined, perfectionism is a combination of excessively high personal standards and overly critical self-evaluations. Perfectionism is often fueled by cultural expectations and conditioning, …

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Faith: The Other F-word – Interview with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Interview By Janae Jean and Spencer Schluter – For this mid-month interview, we had the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. Elizabeth is a Buddhist teacher and author of The Logic of Faith: The Buddhist Path to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt and The Power of An Open Question: …

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Deep from the Well – Interview with Gary Jansen

Interview By Janae Jean and Spencer Schluter – Our latest podcast guest is Gary Jansen, director of Image Books and executive editor at Penguin Random House, where he has edited and published books by noted writers including Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Deepak Chopra and Greg Kincaid. He has authored …

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