William Ferro

Radical Renewal

Mindfulness meditation and related contemplative practices are pervading the culture, and that’s a wonderful thing! As more and more people in various communities learn to practice well; as they learn how to acknowledge and transform their suffering, their whole community will benefit. If equanimity comes to define the character of enough people, the entire culture

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Practical Suggestions for Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures lower. For many, this means negotiating another bout, of Seasonal Affective Disorder; a form of depression brought on by a dearth of light. Since I’m one of those affected, I meditated and came up with proactive prescription for myself. I very much hope it will be helpful to

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Chronic Afflictions, Effective Coping Strategies

I’m struggling today with a chronic affliction that’s connected to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It’s not at all unusual for anxiety, depression and OCD to present as a monolith. My friend the psychotherapist explained the phenomenon to me recently; this is my synopsis: What typically happens is that the person experiences a trauma, or lives or

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