A Clean Mind

Blogging about a less stressful way to live…

August, 2013

Gently Joyous Lessons

I think I’ve mentioned Carrie Triffet before here. Or maybe not? Either way, she’s a badass. If you’re at all interested in the idea of Oneness and what that might look like as a living, breathing spiritual practice today (living on earth in these seemingly separate bodies), then she’s your guide. Start with her first [more…]

Posted in Spirituality/Religion |

Dude, I Had Anxiety! pt. 2

I wrote the first part of this story here. In it, I described having the whole pounding heart/tight chest thing before a music gig that was different than most of the gigs that I play (video cameras and all eyes on us as opposed to background music at a restaurant or bar). The main point was [more…]

Posted in My Stories |

Dude, I Had Anxiety! pt. 1

The wildest thing happened last Thursday night… This generally peaceful therapist blogger guy had anxiety! It was so cool… So what did I do? Exactly what we talk about here at A Clean Mind! Why do something else? I let it be there with no story, no mind chatter. And it took a couple of [more…]

Posted in My Stories |

Are You Too Hard On Yourself?

I had a client earlier this summer who came in for relief from some pretty major social anxiety. He couldn’t live this way anymore; something had to give. He gave me some background info on how this shows up in his life, when it started, etc. And I gave him my standard first session information [more…]

Posted in Client/Friend Stories, Other Cool Topics |

There’s Nothing In The Water

I was visiting a college friend in Virginia earlier this summer, and he said there must be something in the water where he lives. Lots of people our age, which is around 40 (don’t tell…), were getting divorced. The form of the breakups varied. Some had cheating, for instance, and some did not. Some looked [more…]

Posted in Client/Friend Stories |

All anybody really wants is peace. The good news is that peace can be learned. I’m serious. This should be taught in middle school, but it’s not. So I’m teaching it now.

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