Mindfulness

Mindfulness – Is There Life Before Death?

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. In a sense, if the great yogi Bob Dylan, said, “If you’re not busy being born, you’re busy dying,” we’re all busy dying.  The question is not, “Is there life after death?” but, “Is there life before death?”  Because a lot of the time, we could… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Many Approaches

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn There are mindfulness based stress reduction clinics all around the world now.  In hospitals, in standalone, clinics and so forth.  Many therapists are bringing it into their practice.  So it’s very available. There’s mindfulness based cognitive therapy, which is based on really wonderful randomized clinical trials… Read more »

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Mindfulness – At Home in Our Skin

Watch and read an exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. We can be in touch through the five senses, and then it turns out that there are more than five senses. There’s the sense of proprioception, for instance.  So awareness of the body in space.  So right now, I can’t see my right hand.  But… Read more »

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Watch and read an exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. People will say to us after eight weeks in our mindfulness-based stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachussets Medical Center, that they felt like they got their life back in some way.  And these are people with cancer of various kinds, heart disease, chronic… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Come to Our Senses

Watch and read an exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. We often start out with an eating meditation in MBSR where the first thing we do is not sort of sit like a statue in the British Museum or something like that.  Although we do sit in sitting meditation, quiet stillness.  But we’ll hand out… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Liberation from Delusion

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon-Kabat-Zinn So that’s what mindfulness is and it doesn’t involve doing.  It is a form of meditation practice and it’s often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation.  And the Buddha himself, you know, spoke about it as the sort of most fundamental path for the cultivation… Read more »

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Mindfulness – Full Catastrophe Living

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Another way to speak of it is ‘heartfullness.” – In all Asian languages the word for “mind” and the word for “heart” are the same words.  So if you’re hearing mindfulness as some kind of clinical, thought-based thing, you’re way off base.  This has to do… Read more »

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What is Mindfulness?

Watch and read our exclusive interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness is actually a way of connecting with your life and it’s something that doesn’t involve a lot of energy.  It involves a kind of cultivating attention in a particular way.  So the way I define it is it’s paying attention on purpose in the present… Read more »

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5 Achievable Resolutions for a Longer, Happier Life

Resolutions are notorious for falling by the wayside a few months or even days into the New Year. A 2012 University of Scranton study revealed that only 8 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions are successful in achieving them. This low success rate may relate to the fact that many of us are more inclined… Read more »

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The Space Around Thoughts

Life. Running here and there. Pre-occupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another. We barely have time enough to notice time passing, never mind the preposterous proposition, dare I say, to notice not just our thoughts, but the space around them: a momentary peripheral reverberation, an infinitesimal synaptic break between cognitions,… Read more »

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