A New PTSD Treatment | Psychology Today

An fascinating article about how ART - Accelerated Resolution Therapy - can be part of a treatment plan to help heal deep trauma. You don't have to have had the deep trauma that this brave person talks about to benefit from an ART session. Trauma can build through childhood abuse, bullying or other types of … Continue reading A New PTSD Treatment | Psychology Today

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Aging Doesn’t Have To Include Depression

Having spent several years of my career working with elders, I know that depression, while not a necessary part of aging, is a "normal" experience of human beings, and, it is on the rise in older adults. I also know that when depression does come around, that it can most often be relieved. There are … Continue reading Aging Doesn’t Have To Include Depression

Mindfulness Guides You Through Difficulties

During times of turmoil or upset, when we feel lost, or what the Buddhist monk Pema Chodron calls "feeling the 'groundlessness' of life", it can be helpful to keep a couple of things in mind: First, remember that this experience is transitory - it will change; everything does. Recognizing that whatever is happening is temporary … Continue reading Mindfulness Guides You Through Difficulties

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Gisele Bundchen told Anderson Cooper why meditation is important to her | Boston.com

World famous model, Gisele Bundchen, recently reflected on how meditation has helped her to manage her anxiety and panic attacks. She said: "I think the breathing and meditation daily really helped me because it helped center me. It helped me become the observer versus being in the middle of the storm." Her daily practice is … Continue reading Gisele Bundchen told Anderson Cooper why meditation is important to her | Boston.com

Inflammation-Depression-Mindfulness Connection

#Inflammation is found to be causative of #depression. Research of #Mindfulness practice showed it lessened inflammation markers. One more good reason to cultivate a #healthymind fitness routine including mindfulness #meditation. Read more on the connection between inflammation and depression here: http://ideapod.com/scientists-now-believe-depression-physical-illness-caused-inflammation/

How Much Is Enough?

Check out this great article¬†in Forbes by Jeena Cho. I appreciate¬† the clarity she brings to the question many of my mindfulness students - and me too! - are asking: How much mindfulness practice is enough? I love that mindfulness has so much research behind it, that the answer is evolving. What I usually say … Continue reading How Much Is Enough?

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

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

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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