4 Steps to Surviving the Sucky Feeling of Being Left Out

By: Tory  |  Published: May 29th, 2012   |  Category: Buddhism, friendship, jealousy, Rants & Raves, women

        You tend to turn very cold and feel a little nauseous. Your heart beats rapidly and your mind starts racing. A black cloud of anger and panic immediately looms over your head and your heart. Yes, these are the lovely symptoms most people experience after being left out. It does not matter how old you are or how much money you have. Every one will feel left out at some point in their lives and the feeling sucks just as bad if you are 11, 35 or 64 years old. As my mother always says: “I […]

Tonglen–The Brilliant Buddhist Method of Breathing Backwards

By: Tory  |  Published: August 2nd, 2011   |  Category: Buddhism, friendship, jealousy, pema chodron, Rants & Raves, Relationships, women

Some of you might have seen my recent tweet about a beautiful, bubbly, blonde who just joined my acting class. She is beyond sweet with a sultry southern flavor and she bakes Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookies for every single class. And yes, they are still warm when I stuff five of them into my mouth at once. In short, she is a total sweetheart which makes her enemy #1. I say this as a joke obviously. Kind of. Sort of. To be totally honest, the second I laid eyes on her in rehearsal, I stepped out of the room and […]