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 … More 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 … More 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 … More Yet Another Reason For Mindfulness and Counseling – Your Heart Health

2 New Mindfulness Classes in Downtown St. Petersburg

– 8 Session Mindfulness Awareness Training Course METTA Center or Station House* – Tuesday  Drop-In Classes @ 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 … More 2 New Mindfulness Classes in Downtown 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 … More 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. … More 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 … More “Success is Being and Expressing Yourself”

Wow! New Research Supporting Holistic Effects of Mindfulness

Wow! New research supporting the holistic body-mind. Beside direct stimulation of the vagus nerve directly, this article explains that meditation and exercise are 2 great ways to positively affect your ‘other’ nervous system – the Vagus nerve – for mental and physical wellness. Interested in improving wellbeing or managing pain? Mindfulness meditation introduction sessions will … More Wow! New Research Supporting Holistic Effects of Mindfulness

Try Mindfulness Meditation – On Me! Tuesdays 2/16 thru 3/22

Come by for all or one of these 7 weekly complimentary Introduction to Mindfulness Training sessions.  See for yourself why so many people are joining in with the Mindfulness Revolution. They are reporting (and research backs them up!) increased focus, greater self awareness, better empathy and communication, improved memory, relief from depression, anxiety, pain control … More Try Mindfulness Meditation – On Me! Tuesdays 2/16 thru 3/22