Have you ever had an itch - and not scratched it? In the Buddhist tradition, this points to a vast paradox: that by refraining from our urge to "scratch" great peace and happiness is available. We reinforce our cravings, habits, and addictions by giving in to them repeatedly. Buddhist nun Pema Chodron guides us through this "sticky feeling" and explores the moments when we get hooked - and offers us a look at the freedom available when we uncover what in Tibetan is called Shenpa - and work with it intelligently and compassionately. Pema Chodron introduces us to this valuable teaching and teaches how to unravel patterns of self-denigration and develop fundamental loving-kindness, how to cultivate acceptance of your irritability, insecurity, plus the ways of recognizing, refraining, relaxing and resolving.