Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 13: Stress, Depression, Low Self-Esteem and Addiction: The Four Horsemen of Your Apocalypse

Author Jon Kabat-Zinn introduced the world to the concept Wherever You Go, There You Are in his super selling book of the same title. Often we tend to believe that if we were somewhere else or doing something else with someone else, our lives would be greatly improved. However, the common denominator that arises in whatever situation we may find ourselves is ourselves. When we have destructive mental habits that cause us to become easily annoyed, bothered, angered, or we seem to always wish things were different; these tendencies will follow and haunt us to the grave. Only then will we truly discover that elusive peace that evaded us while we walked the earth. The reverse is also true. If we are a happy-go-lucky type who manages to see the good in everything and everyone, all of our days will be blessed no matter where we are. So which one are you?

   In these difficult times of chaos and economic woes, perhaps you’ve begun to feel as if that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel has been cut off by God as a cost savings measure. On Day 13 we will examine stress, depression, low self-esteem, addiction and discuss how to keep from falling victim to these mental pitfalls.

About the Author: James Hackley is an author, inspirational speaker, and a philanthropist who earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Longwood College and an M.S. degree in Engineering from the University of Virginia.  He's the founder of Omega Consulting Enterprises, chaplain of a local chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and faithfully attends Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries International in Lansdowne, Va. His latest book, Body, Mind & Spirit: The Awakening can be purchased by visiting him at ,, and

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