Big Mind

September 27, 2018 | nwfamilypsychology

Big Mind

Author A.R. Bernard has observed that “the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life.” So what is the quality of your thinking? Within the Zen tradition, thinking is often divided into two types, that of Small Mind and that of Big Mind, with the former being the thinking one engages in to […]

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Putting Yourself Back in the Driver’s Seat

June 7, 2017 | nwfamilypsychology

Putting Yourself Back in the Driver’s Seat

As a psychologist, I am fascinated by the perplexity of human behavior, especially when we do things that don’t help us or those we love. The truth is, a great deal of the things we do (and don’t do) on a moment-by-moment basis are completely outside our immediate consciousness. These autopilot actions involve a cognitive […]

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