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The Power of Daily Practice
Source: Eric Maisel
This post is part twenty-eight of a series of posts on the psychological and practical benefits of daily practice. In this series, I’ll explore the elements of daily practice, varieties of daily practice, challenges to daily practice, and strategies for meeting those challenges. Please join me in learning more about this important subject! Complete information can be found in The Power of Daily Practice.
It’s impossible to talk about a daily mental health practice without addressing the problems presented by the current dominant mental disorder paradigm that asserts that if you have certain thoughts and feelings or behave in a certain way, you have a thing called a “mental disorder” or a “mental disease.”
If you genuinely do have a “mental disorder,” then you would be obliged to deal with your mental health in one way. If, however, you don’t have a
“I was terrified that he’d die on my watch,” she says.
Hypervigilance often comes with the job for the more than 17.7 million Americans who care for older and disabled family members. So does stress, anxiety and long-term harm to the caregivers’ physical and financial health. In recent years, the work of caregiving has been lasting longer and becoming more complicated — and as America’s population ages and becomes more disabled, many more of us will be taking it on. Although state and local governments have begun to try to lighten the burden, they could and should be doing much more, experts say.
“Many people know there’s a reasonably high possibility they’ll occupy this job at some point, but they have no idea how profoundly it will affect their lives,” says Richard Schulz, a psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh and a national expert on family caregiving. In a recent
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