Stress #2: Too Much To Do

Stress #2: Too Much To Do

“Toil mastered everything, relentless toil. And the pressure of pinching poverty.” Virgil, The Georgics Most people I speak to say that there are too busy. For many, this busy-ness is a significant source of stress. We feel trapped; we feel constrained to attend to...
Stress #1: The Lack of Presence in Our Life

Stress #1: The Lack of Presence in Our Life

“It is not good that man should be alone.” Genesis I do not think this is controversial. Essential to a happy and satisfied life is living in the presence of those we love. Consistently. Perhaps this is most obvious in younger children. They simply want to...
Sorting Out Stress

Sorting Out Stress

“Choice is praised for being related to the right object.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics I have spent a bit of time this week thinking about different kinds of stress. We feel stress when there is a conflict between things that we desire. What really...
Recognizing Causes of Stress

Recognizing Causes of Stress

“A man is forced to make impossible choices among those desires.” Christopher Alexander, A Timeless Way of Building My wife and I were recently reflecting on a problem. There is so much visiting and hosting that we would like to do, and so little time in...

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