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  • What is Mindfulness?

    Watch this interview with mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn to understand what mindfulness is and how practicing mindfulness can improve your life.

  • The Many Benefits of Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is an incredible tool to help people understand, tolerate, and deal with their emotions in healthy ways. It helps us to alter our habitual responses by taking pause and choosing how we act. When we are mindful, we experience our life as we live it.

  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    Dr. Donna Rockwell explains how to begin a Mindfulness Meditation Practice.

  • How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

    When we find someone we care for, a person with whom we know that, whatever each of us brings to the table, our relationship is worth working on, then half the battle is won. Mindfulness practices will better enable you to truly go after what you want, not only in your relationship, but in your personal goals.

  • Benefits of Mindful Parenting

    Teaching mindfulness practices to our kids helps grow their middle prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that regulates the body, promotes attuned communication, strengthens the “pause button,” creates emotional balance, calms fears and incites empathy, intuition and morality — all characteristics we’d like our children to be equipped with throughout their lives.

Mindfulness is a state that can be cultivated in which one is aware of one’s present experience and responds to this experience in a non-judgmental and non-reactive way. The practice of mindfulness often leads to a sense of balance and psychological well-being. To cultivate mindfulness, you don’t need to try to create any particular state of mind such as relaxation or focus. Instead, your task is to simply become aware of each thought, feeling or sensation as it arises in the present moment and to let each thought, sensation or feeling pass away without judgment or attachment. While this is a simple practice, it can be both challenging and transformative. Our usual mode of being involves replaying scenes from our past or planning for our future. Mindfulness is a tool for training our mind to be fully present with our experiences as they are happening.

Holiday Wisdom: How to Have the Best Holiday Ever

Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

It is practically cliché by now, but nonetheless true: the meaning of the holidays often gets lost in the glitter and bows, bawdy holiday parties and last-minute rushes to satisfy obligatory gift lists – each year’s craftily marketed Madison Avenue ...

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An Introduction to Mindfulness

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What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state that can be cultivated in which one is aware of one’s present experience and responds to this experience in a non-judgmental and non-reactive way. The practice of mindfulness often leads to a sense ...

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Benefits of Mindful Parenting

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You’re running late, picking up some last-minute groceries. Your 7-year-old is dressed for baseball practice, and your 3-year-old has just kicked off her shoes in the middle of the freezer aisle. Frantically, you attempt to put her shoes back on, ...

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How to Be a Mindful Business Leader

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The recent movie The Internship explores the eccentric, innovative, utopia-esque work environment of Google headquarters. Most of us have heard tales of Google’s carefully crafted “adult playground,” where clever minds are nurtured with a unique mix of work and play. ...

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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

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In my recent blog, “The Many Benefits of Mindfulness,” I outlined how a mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to improve our mental and physical health. The win-win effects of incorporating mindfulness into your life just seem to keep growing ...

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What Drew Me to Meditation

Donna Rockwell Compassion and Mindfulness

In her interview with PsychAlive’s Dr. Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about what drew her to the practice of meditation. Lisa Firestone:  When did you first become interested in mindfulness and what attracted you to that practice of meditation? ...

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VIDEO: Meditation as a Way of Being in the World

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In her PsychAlive interview, mindfulness expert Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about meditation as a way of “being in the world in an existential sense.” We don’t even know our own minds, you know, it’s interesting.  We live externally and it’s ...

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VIDEO: Becoming a "Self-Scientist"

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In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the impermanence and the freedom that arises when one becomes a “self-scientist.” Everything’s impermanent.  That’s what the Buddha discovered when he was sitting under the Bodhi ...

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