Mind

Grow with a Learning Mindset!

Life is full of ups and downs. Perhaps you recently ended a relationship, got negative feedback on a work project, or fell into a bout of stress, anxiety, or depression. Because our brains are wired to pay attention to the negative, losses like these are often magnified and/or rehashed over time, with the result that they become… Read more »

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New Benefits of Mind-body Interventions

As someone whose worries frequently play at full volume, I’m always looking for effective ways to quiet my mind. Too often, slowing down when my thoughts are racing feels like something easier said than done. One thing that helps me is taking yoga. I’m always surprised by the way I can enter a studio tense and… Read more »

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Beyond the Label of “Mental Illness:” The Polarized Mind

There was another mass shooting recently. This one was at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.  Just a week earlier there had been a similar mass shooting at a political rally in Canada, and another, just six weeks earlier at a movie theater in Colorado.  I heard a reporter on the radio say that the shooter… Read more »

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The Polarized Mind: Humanity’s “Great Mistake”

What is a polarized mind?  It is a mind stricken with one absolutist point of view, to the utter exclusion, even demonization, of all others.  The polarized mind is, in its way, the great “mistake” of history and yet we repeatedly fall into its clutches. We see this lapse every day–in the streets, the suites,… Read more »

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