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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.

A Wise Approach to Taking in the News

In this day and age global news is everywhere. We get it from traditional news stations, social media, or just alerts from friends, family and colleagues. The news always seems to come in the form of headlines that are meant ...

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How to Stop Worrying

“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Chinese Proverb For many of us, worry can feel like an uncontrollable force ...

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Coping With Anxiety

7 Ways of Managing and Coping with Anxiety Millions of people are coping with anxiety. Whether our worries are global, political, or entirely personal, it’s easy to become consumed by them. This can leave us feeling powerless and paralyzed, a state which ...

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Self-Compassion: A Conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff

A Conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff hosted by Dr. Lisa Firestone – Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice ...

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A Short Course in Mindful Living With Elisha Goldstein

For more than 30 years mindfulness has been growing in our culture and is now integrating deeply into medicine, psychotherapy, education and business. However, while typical programs have shown great outcomes in stress reduction, well-being and even neuroplastic change, most ...

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life: An Interview with Donna Rockwell

Donna Rockwell, Psy.D., L.P. is a licensed clinical psychologist, adjunct faculty member, community outreach worker, columnist, and mindfulness meditation teacher. Dr. Rockwell specializes in both mindfulness and celebrity mental health. She works with clients in her private practice and teaches public meditation classes. In this DVD, ...

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How to Stop Anxiety

Those of us who struggle with anxiety know how it can undermine us. We feel it impair our abilities, lower our spirits and limit the very quality of our lives. Yet, most of us have a hard time challenging our ...

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