by: Carol Anderson (Natural News) High-functioning anxiety is not recognized as a mental health disorder, but for those suffering from it, it’s as real as it can get. Based on a recent survey of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 40 million adults deal with anxiety disorder, with approximately 18 percent categorized in the high-functioning anxiety tier. Moreover, there are even type A personalities who have anxiety. These people are often described as workaholics and perfectionists, but some still identify themselves as someone who might have high-functioning anxiety. So, what exactly defines and characterizes high-functioning anxiety? Essentially, high-functioning anxiety describes the feeling of worry, fear, … Continue reading Could you have high-functioning anxiety? Here’s what you can do to reduce your fear AND continue to stay successful
A Buddha Bar in San Francisco. Photo by Thomas Hawk | https://tricy.cl/2u0Hpc8 An organization that combats “profane” depictions of the Buddha raises questions about disrespect, appropriation, and policing others’ behavior. By Matthew Gindin When I was a monk in the Thai Forest tradition, I took a meditative camping trip to the mesas of Southwestern Utah along with a group of mostly Thai monks. This occasioned a drive through Las Vegas, where we passed a billboard advertising a sushi restaurant called Buddha Bar, whose ad campaign featured an image of the Buddha along with lingerie-clad waitresses offering trays of drinks. “Ai!” cried … Continue reading Does Buddhism Need a Blasphemy “Army”?
Photo: Ian D. Keating by Patrick Allan There are a lot of intense dangers in nature, but perhaps the scariest of all is a hot, silent killer. According to the CDC, high temperatures kill more people in the U.S. than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined. Here’s how to survive a heat wave when you’re going to be outside all day. It’s Heat Week, and we’re on fire! The heat and humidity have gone right to our heads, and all we can think about is getting into a pool and staying there until September. But because we have jobs to do, damn it, here’s the summer content you’ve … Continue reading How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors