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Coping With Anxiety

…integration helps us calm down and feel more balanced. Wheel of Awareness Mindfulness practice can be a life-changing tool for people who experience anxiety. Dr. Siegel created the Wheel of Awareness as an excellent practice for helping us calm down and actually integrate our brain. The exercise helps us to slow down our minds and nonjudgmentally look at any sensations, images, feelings, and thoughts before we choose to express them in our action…

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What is Mindsight? An Interview with Dr. Dan Siegel

…ght is a construct that’s a bit larger than insight. It’s even larger than mindfulness, because it’s really not just about being present moment to moment, but it’s about being present so you monitor what’s going on, but then modify what’s happening. So it’s an empowering action-oriented way of describing the power of the mind to actually change the structure and function of the brain. That you aren’t prisoner to the synaptic legacy that you had be…

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The Space Around Thoughts

…ghts, a meditation teacher once said during a formal sitting practice. But mindfulness provides no easy kick-start, requiring thereafter a personal hyper-vigilance, a growing awareness and friend-making approach toward one’s discursive patterns and internal chatter: Andenken and Inständigkeit, a thinking toward and indwelling in it. While satori’s song provides a new and sometimes soothing soundtrack for the meditator, a recalibration of the exist…

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Identifying Your Child’s Attachment Style

…at when parents have a kind of presence in their own skin, you can call it mindfulness, you can call it being coherent. You can say they have what’s called “mind sight” — they can see their own minds and they can see the minds of others; when parents have this feature of not just reacting to behaviors, but seeing the mind beneath the behavior, the behavior that’s coming from themselves or from others – when the mind is seen that way, when mind sig…

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What Drew Me to Meditation

…ice of meditation. Lisa Firestone: When did you first become interested in mindfulness and what attracted you to that practice of meditation? Donna Rockwell: Well, it was quite interesting really because I was a journalist in Washington, DC and I was a typical Type A running 100 miles an hour every day and I had friends who I heard were Buddhist meditation people and I had always been interested since I was a child sort of in that Eastern world. A…

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How To Create Healthy Boundaries That Work for You

You have an important deadline at work. But you had to take your car to the shop. You skip breakfast and catch a ride to work. By noon your stomach is churning. On your way to lunch, your boss stops you to take care of something urgent. What do you do? We depend on our boundaries every day. They are a necessary part of life. What makes a boundary healthy? And how do you set them and stand by them? What Are Healthy Boundaries? Boundaries are guide…

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7 Practices to Keep Calm in the Face of Uncertainty

“Uncertain” is likely a mild way to put how we’re all feeling right now. This year has presented so many shocks to our systems, many of us are struggling to retain any sense of equilibrium. The deer in the headlights feeling of “what comes next?” has our anxiety at peak levels. While there are real circumstances in our lives that are causing us concern, there are also real techniques we can and should use to calm down. It’s okay to give ourselves…

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The Second Wave: The Emotional Impact of the Prolonged Pandemic

Everyone is struggling to cope during these unprecedented times. The second spike that was predicted for winter has already begun. We have no idea if and when a vaccine will be developed and then distributed. We are basically in the same alarming situation we were in when Covid first appeared in March and our future is still uncertain. Over the last eight months, our vocabulary has even evolved to include new words to describe what we have been g…

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