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Tips for Coping with Coronavirus Stress

…art of a common human experience, the less alone we will feel. 2. Practice Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness meditation can be a life-changing way to attain a sense of peace and presence in times of stress. One easy practice we can start right away is Dr. Daniel Siegel’s “Wheel of Awareness,” a step-by-step guided method to help us slow down and actually integrate our brain. The exercise helps us to focus our attention on our senses, messages fro…

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How to Get Over a Breakup

…eally tough to break out of the loop. One way to find a balance is through mindfulness. Mindfulness practice teaches us to sit with our thoughts and feelings without judgment. We can accept and experience whatever arises within us, but rather than becoming entangled and consumed by one thought or feeling, we allow each to pass like a cloud over a mountain. By focusing on our breathing, we can connect to our body and find a sense of calm. Practicin…

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Mindfulness Meditation and Romantic Relationships

…A PsychAlive interview with mindfulness expert Dr. Donna Rockwell…

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VIDEO: How Mindfulness Meditation Allows You to Embrace Yourself

…sychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about how mindfulness meditation allows you to embrace yourself more authentically and tenderly. You know, when you sit there – I meditated, I don’t know, for 15 years before I could really have this have this sort of breakthrough, which is all of that thinking has nothing to do with me. It’s not who I am . It’s just this thing my mind is doing. So, it sort of makes you have compassi…

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The Importance of Mindfulness

…What is mindfulness and how can it improve our relationships, moods and outlooks on life?…

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The Healing Power of Gratitude

…er “a kind of cultivating attention in a particular way.” When we practice mindfulness, we allow our thoughts and feelings to move through us without taking over and getting us lost. Mindfulness enables us to stay more connected to the people around us and awaken to what we’ve been missing, while plugging along in our daily existence. Practicing mindfulness is an ongoing, organic and effective way to tap into our feelings of gratitude. 4. Awaken y…

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VIDEO: Mindfulness Meditation and Happiness

…th PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about mindfulness meditation as a shortcut to realizing happiness. It increases our overall sense of wellbeing and allows us to be here. You know, we can’t be happy if we’re thinking about what happened yesterday and what might happen tomorrow. There’s no happiness in that. You actually have to be present to feel joy and happiness, you know. And there’s just so many amazing teach…

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5 Achievable Resolutions for a Longer, Happier Life

…otentially sustaining brain functionality, new studies have suggested that mindfulness meditation may slow the rate of cellular aging. The evidence that meditation practices may actually increase our lifespan should give us that extra incentive to take this time for ourselves. The benefits may mean not only more years to enjoy, but more joy in our years. You can learn more about meditation practices and benefits from mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Z…

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Empathy: How It Can Help Us All Right Now

…ehavior, 4: 580–594. doi:10.1002/brb3.242 Brensilver, M. (2016, March 20). Mindfulness and empathy. Retrieved January 11, 2017, from Foundational Concepts, http://www.mindfulschools.org/foundational-concepts/mindfulness-and-empathy/ Chopik, W. J., O’Brien, E., & Konrath, S. H. (2016). Differences in Empathic concern and perspective taking across 63 countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. doi:10.1177/0022022116673910 Christov-Moore, L. and…

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