Author Archives: Lori

More research results….

New research on the efficacy of mindfulness training on the treatment of depression.  Check out the link for more information.  Exciting times for Mindfulness based interventions! http://www.mindful.org/the-science/3-ways-mindfulness-reduces-depression

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Go with the flow….

Often, our perceptions of stress come when things don’t quite flow the way we had hoped or planned for them to.  Our desire to control can often increase our sense of stressful situations, heightening emotions such as frustration, anxiety and … Continue reading

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New Year Reflections

Life, I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the … Continue reading

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Allow

Allow-by Danna Faulds There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightening bolt, containing a tornado. Dam a stream, and it will create a new channel. Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace will carry … Continue reading

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Mindfulness – a result of practice and purpose

Hello Friends! Interesting article from the NY times I’ve posted below. A quote from it to tempt you: mindfulness can “create a world where you experience depth, meaning and connectedness. You see joy and sadness more fully and settle more … Continue reading

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Just Start Here.

As I prepare for a new workshop series of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction this week, I’m reminded of the value of simply “starting here”. Wishing you all well! Lori Image from the talented ladies at “Dharma Comics”:

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Making a “Mind Jar” for Kids!

A “Mind Jar” is a relatively simple tool for helping kids (and adults) appreciate mindfulness.  This past week I offered some suggestions to the school counselors for the local district and I made some mind jars to share.  A few … Continue reading

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Comfort in the Chaos?

“Comfort in the Chaos”:  living mindfully in the “real world” What does living mindfully really mean to you and how does that definition fit within your daily life?  Are you challenged by the curve balls life throws at you or … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Life

For those of you observing the Easter holiday this weekend, Happy Easter! This morning I received a reflective quote by the author Parker Palmer.  He is a wise and gentle soul.  I share it here with you, with wishes for … Continue reading

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It’s all here……

Our brain is designed to seek out complexities. This leaves us with a tendency to view our world through “complicating eyes”. This is very natural, deeply human. Take a moment, gently breathe, with a regard of kindness toward yourself, right … Continue reading

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