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How to Begin Again: From Wounds to Wisdom

…y suggestion is to use this format of Beginning Anew for ourselves. Create Mindfulness in ourselves (the quality of attention that is open, accepting, curious, non judging—using breath and an embodied practice) Offer appreciation for what we have done Offer our own mourning for how we have not aligned with our intention Express what we long for, rooted in our strength, acknowledge what we might be able to change When we feel defeated, fail to meet…

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Why Sleep is So Necessary and in Such Short Supply

…the deep connection to yourself with some deep breathing exercises, learn Mindfulness. Keep the journal bedside in case you do remember a dream and write it down verbatim. When you wake in the morning, rather than jump out of bed or begin to review your task list, see if you can stay with the last image of a dream, or gently check into the physical sensations of this body transitioning into waking time, take three slow deep breaths, maybe, if you…

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The Last Jubilee by Stan Friedman

…who has recently relocated his private practice to West Los Angeles from San Mateo, California after 25 years. He specializes in adult and adolescent psychotherapy, with a particular interest in attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness practice. He is on the clinical faculty of Chope Hospital in San Mateo and the Wright Institute in Berkeley, and has been responsible for arranging continuing education programs for the San Mate…

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VIDEO: The True Goal of Meditation

…n is about is training the mind how to come back. It’s really that’s all it’s about. You know, we’re thinking about the kids and school and dinner and that’s always going to be true. But what meditation teaches us how to do and mindfulness it’s how to return from all that discursiveness to this breath, to the here and now of this very moment. So it’s not like trying to get rid of all that discursiveness. It’s about learning how to return from it t…

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The Unselfish Art of Prioritizing Yourself

…to self-kindness, she describes two other key elements to self-compassion: mindfulness, which involves learning to accept our thoughts and feelings without over identifying and being overcome by them, and a sense of common humanity, which means not seeing ourselves as isolated or different in our struggles. The reason each of these three elements is important to practice is that they help us stay attuned to ourselves, who we are and what we need w…

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VIDEO: Meditation as a Way of Being in the World

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 all about getting the right job and the right husband and the right house. And those are not the things that actually satisfy us inwardly. They’re lovely as window dressing. But you can have all that and still be…

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3 Steps to Experience the Perfect Imperfect Moment

…r actual experience. Look out the window of your car. Be in the moment. As mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn says, “Pay attention in the present like your life depends on it.” And if you do get lost, never beat yourself up. Just bring your attention back to the present moment. You can actually strengthen your mind like a muscle by putting your attention where you want it. Life is too precious to waste it lost in our heads, evaluating ourselves, on…

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Practice the Change You Wish to See in the World

…confident, practice confidence. – If you want to be more mindful, practice mindfulness. – If you want to be more loving, practice loving yourself and others. – If you want to be more forgiving and to let go of stress-laden emotional burdens, practice forgiveness. – If you want a life filled with more compassion and generosity, 2 essential elements for lasting happiness, practice compassion and generosity. While simple on paper, in practice it’s a…

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Forgiveness: 9 Steps to Break Free

…o remember to forgive yourself for that as you go. As always please share your thoughts and questions below. Your interaction here provides a living wisdom for us all to benefit from. Adapted from Mindfulness and Psychotherapy   Sign up for our upcoming Webinar with Elisha Goldstein: Breaking Bad Habits: The Neuroscience and Psychology of Personal Transformation…

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4 Home Remedies for Being More Relaxed

…way of achieving sustainable balance and happiness, and meditation is key. Mindfulness meditation is a more cerebral technique in that it encourages you to observe your thoughts and anxieties, look for patterns, and detect their sources. In other words, it involves a non-judgmental analyzation of the human condition and finding peace and balance between good and bad and pleasant and unpleasant. 2. Drink Green Tea Drinking green tea is another grea…

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