If The Mind Is A Time Machine

To Dr. Amisha Jha, of the University of Miami, the mind is like a time travel Mp3 player: Press 'Rewind' and it goes back in time to recall and replay past events - sometimes over and over, again and again; Hit "Fast-Forward and off it goes, into the future, projecting outcomes of events not even … Continue reading If The Mind Is A Time Machine

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Quest For Gratitude

Finding the zest in living is an everyday quest. To see what we look at; To feel what we are touching; To sense what is touching us; To be aware of emotion; To witness a thought; To choose our actions; To trust the pain; To experience loving; To know the hope within uncertainty - these … Continue reading Quest For Gratitude

Want To Be Happy? Just Think About Being Generous

  Is the road to happiness lined with good intentions? A University of Zurich study cited in Science Daily, seems to indicate so. The study reports that we are neurologically hard-wired to be compassionate, loving, and kind: generous of heart. And,...   Importantly, the study revealed that just the intention to be generous is as … Continue reading Want To Be Happy? Just Think About Being Generous

Fire, Air, Water, Earth – Natural Mindful Focus on Body and Breath

Here's a really well done mindfulness video from Sam O'Sullivan of "Mindfulness in New Zealand - A conversation with kiwi men about bringing focus and a new kind of strength to our everyday lives" - http://mindfulnessnz.co.nz/. Sam uses the Four Natural Elements: Fire, Air, Water, Earth as points of focus for us consider in the … Continue reading Fire, Air, Water, Earth – Natural Mindful Focus on Body and Breath

Yet Another Reason For Mindfulness and Counseling – Your Heart Health

An article in The Lancet (1/7/17) medical journal reports  that activity in the amygdala is a predictor of acute cardiovascular risk. The amygdala is known to be the center of the brain responsible for the stress response. So increased activity in the amygdala indicates increased stress. When followed up after 3 to 5 years, those … Continue reading Yet Another Reason For Mindfulness and Counseling – Your Heart Health

New Mindfulness Classes in St. Petersburg

8 Session Mindfulness Awareness Training Course Tuesday Drop-In Classes Weekly @ Noon - Station House Mindful Awareness Training Course (MBSR-Style) Registration is now open for the next Mindfulness Awareness Training (MAT-8) course.  Get started on your immersive journey in Mindfulness. Experience the benefits and transformational potential of Present Moment practices. Seven weekly classes combining teaching … Continue reading New Mindfulness Classes in St. Petersburg

Important Discovery for the 11.2 million People with Chronic Pain: Mindfulness Meditation provides effective pain reduction without opioids…

...AND it may provide a synergistic effect if used with opioids, thereby allowing for a reduction in opioid dosages. This is big news for the 11+ million people in the U.S. enduring chronic pain and the resulting increases in anxiety and depression.  Effective management of pain is a major medical challenge in our country at … Continue reading Important Discovery for the 11.2 million People with Chronic Pain: Mindfulness Meditation provides effective pain reduction without opioids…

NIH Study: Mindfulness Relieves Lower Back Pain – Better and Longer

Check out this major study funded by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health and published by the AMA reporting that lower back pain sufferers got more relief and greater functioning for a longer time from mindfulness (MBSR) than from traditional medical treatment or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. … Continue reading NIH Study: Mindfulness Relieves Lower Back Pain – Better and Longer

“Success is Being and Expressing Yourself”

"Success is being and expressing yourself...hopefully, in the service of helping others" George Mumford - Sports Mindfulness Coach In this Huffpost article, Eric Fernandez talks about how, because of George Mumford's teaching of mindfulness meditation, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Michael Jordan and many other athletes have improved their present moment awareness and performance. But … Continue reading “Success is Being and Expressing Yourself”

Retreat, Recharge, Renew

Retreat, Recharge, Renew. In her article "Why a Mindfulness Retreat Is the Best Gift I Could Have Given Myself" Caroline Daus describes how her participation in a 4-hour mindfulness retreat was helpful for her in meeting personal goals to reduce stress, bring compassion and meaning into her life and cultivating a daily mindfulness practice. Being … Continue reading Retreat, Recharge, Renew