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Strategies for Calming Others, Calming Self

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“One kind word warms three winter months.”

—Japanese proverb

The world can feel crowded, demanding, and impersonal. Consequently, strategies to refuel and calm our bodies are essential. In this chapter, we will cover specific techniques that replace reflexive reactions (blame others, blame self) with responses that are more useful and effective.

We have already covered the basics of why you should make this life-altering change. You have learned about First, Second, and Third Assumptions; baby in the back seat; the negativity bias of the brain; flooding; heart disease; the thinking pattern associated ...

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