5 Tips to cool yourself with mindfulness

1. Breathe. When you read an article that makes your blood boil and your focus falters, set aside two minutes for slow and steady breathing. When we’re under stress, blood pressure rises and cognition and mental control plummet. These changes are governed by the...

Our Relationship Garden

Let’s face it; relationships can be hard, harsh, and painful.  They confront you, reflect you, and show you who you are.  Like gardens, if you don’t tend to them, with tools, care, and water, they suffer, falter, grow old, wither and die.  Can you seed,...

Some Awe to Transform YOUR life

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing us back to the moment, to experience the awesome moment of the now.  Lani Shiota, an associate professor at Arizona State University, argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more...

Attitude of Acceptance

http://workmindfulness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Jon-Kabat-Zinn-Mindfulness-9-attitudes-acceptance.mp4 Acceptance and caring for ourselves with kindness, as we would for a loved other, is an essential part of recovering our sense of equilibrium.  Acceptance can...

Mindfulness Based Recovery Coaching (MBRC)

MBRC helps people with behavioral or substance misuse to find relief from the stresses and triggers that have them “act out” – as a coping mechanism – and mindfulness is used to reduce relapse. Ongoing mindfulness training programs incorporate...

Mindfulness for Relapse Prevention?

If you are like the millions of Americans that are struggling with behavior or substance misuses, addictions, compulsions, then you are also fighting a battle to regain control of your life.   You are going through an ongoing battle, day by day to make a fresh start,...

Mindfulness – Lost In Translation

I was thinking about travel and how when we go to another country, where we don’t speak the language, we can get “Lost in Translation”. There was a movie a few years ago, starring Bill Murray.  While I liked the film, I googled the term and found...

Formal and Informal Practices

Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.  This post is about how to develop a formal and informal practice.  More so, it’s about understanding the...

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