Category Archives: Mindfulness

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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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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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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Self-Compassion – Be your own Valentine

Love and Compassion: Be your own Valentine A lifetime without
 Love is of no account Love is the Water of Life Drink it down with heart and soul! ~ Rumi, mystic poet February, and specifically the celebration of Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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Informational session for MBSR

Hi Everyone! The upcoming informational session for Feb 11th is now closed for further registration. If you’re interested in learning more about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, the next workshop series begins on March 4th. An informational session is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Breathing Mindfully…….

Here’s a helpful little article that explains why mindful breathing goes beyond the usual “Take a Breath” refrain….there’s a little more involved! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-schoeberlein/mindfulness-stress_b_2131482.html Notice what happens when you pause, take a natural breath, and pay close attention to the sensation … Continue reading

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