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On the 2016 election

The outcome of this past election reminds us how deeply polarized and factionalized our country is and how profoundly invested we are in our political stances. The conflicts manifest in our relationships with each other -- on social media, at work, even in our families. We may find ourselves either in overt conflict or hesitant to speak to our positions, about our contentment with and hope about the election outcomes or our disappointment, hopelessness, and distress. We may harbor conflicting and confusing feelings about the election outcomes or experience guilt about some of our feelings. We may wonder, "what's next?". We would like to remind you of the importance of finding a place you feel safe enough to have your thoughts and feelings heard and responded to in a neutral and supportive way, no matter how upsetting, enthusiastic, disturbing, conflictual / inconsistent, or controversial those thoughts and feelings are. We wish everyone well. Read More

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Daylight Savings Time: The importance of good sleep

"The AASM recommends teenagers get eight to 10 hours of sleep per night. But two-thirds of U.S. high school students are not sleeping enough, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adults are sleep-challenged too, as 70 million Americans admit to sleeping less than six hours per night." Read More

On Being Shattered

Sometimes in order to become whole, we need to break first. A fragmentation of who we are is sometimes necessary. Lisa Vallejos makes the point in her recent piece, “Shattered” http://www.newexistentialists.com/posts/06-08-12 that there is often value in shattering – that it isn’t something we need to be so averse to. Shattering is painful, no doubt about it. But sometimes there is great opportunity in crisis. Sometimes the pieces come back together in new ways. Maybe the light even shines through the cracks. Read More

Reflective Listening: Rogers' Paradox (Kyle Arnold)

In his recent blog post, Kyle Arnold discusses reflective listening. http://www.newexistentialists.com/posts/06-04-12 Read More