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Meditation Part II: Breathing

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

Yoga Breathing Breathing can be considered one of the most important functions in keeping us alive and healthy. Oxygen comes in through the nose or mouth and travels down to our lungs. Here it spreads through the lungs,

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Meditation Part I: Biology of Stress

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

r-MEDITATION-MADE-SIMPLE-large570Today’s world is fast paced and full of stress, not exactly what our bodies were designed for. So if we are living in an environment that can lead to chronic stress and fatigue, how do we fight back?

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Immature Attention

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

Attention In a world where Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the diagnosis of the decade, few people realize that problems with attention could be the result of an under developed attention or immature attention. Immature attention is the under development of attention , which is often developed during childhood into adolescence. But what if this developmental goal is never reached?

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Finding My Happy Thoughts in Fiji

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.
Footprints

Footprints

Many articles and blogs tell readers to search for happiness. Well I’m here to say I found it!

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Live With Fear

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

(A guest blog about fear from my talented friend Mike)

 

FEARFear. It’s a word I almost never think about

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Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

MindfulnessThis week, the topic of mindfulness made the cover of Time Magazine! As a long time advocate for mindfulness meditation, I couldn’t have been happier. In a stressed out world full of multitasking, burnt out, overworked individuals its good news that mindfulness is hitting the main stream.

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Qigong: An Ancient Practice Brings Relief to Modern Stress

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

QigongA new way to reduce anxiety and stress is ironically a technique that is centuries old.

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It’s All About Perspective

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

PerspectiveThink about all the stressful things we encounter in one day, and then realize that the only way they become stressors is because that is how we perceive them. The way we look at the world around us determines how we react to it, or how we don’t react.

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Is It Anxiety or Stress?

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

StressChronic anxiety and chronic stress often share a lot in common. They have similar emotional symptoms, they result in similar physiological reactions, and can easily be confused with the other.

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ADHD: More Than Just An Attention Problem

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has become one of the most widely recognized and well researched disorders during our time. Every mother has heard of it, and at one time or another has quizzically assessed their own child

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