Archives for August, 2009


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: An Interview with Zindel Segal

It is my honor to interview Zindel Segal, , a specialist in depression and creator, along with Mark Williams, and John Teasdale, , of the increasingly popular program for depressive relapse, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He is also the Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and has co-authored the books Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse, and
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How Facebook Can Ruin Your Friendships: A Commentary

OK, I couldn't pass this one up because Facebook and Twitter have become such revolutionary mediums of a new type of communication. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth Bernstein wrote about How Facebook Ruins Friendships. While the underbelly of the article is humor, there is some real truth to how this new form of communication might be affecting the quality of our relationships.

It's worth taking a look.

On the one hand, many people have been able to connect with past...
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Working with Stress, Pain, & Illness: An Interview with Bob Stahl, Ph.D.

Today I have the honor of interviewing Bob Stahl, , a longstanding Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger, February 2010), the audio CD Mindful Healing: Working with Change, Forgiveness, and Lovingkindness, along with 12 others Mindful Healing CDs and a Qi gong DVD. He is also a mentor, colleague, and friend. He has helped thousands of people rediscover a sense of peace and balance in everyday life.

Question: Bob, what words of wisdom could you...
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Get Your Life Back with the Mindful Check-In!

Those who have been following my blogs know I write a lot about how easy it is for us to get kicked into auto-pilot. It's is as someone is in our mind working the gears and we're just going through the motions.  I often quote Abraham Joshua Heschel saying, "Life is routine and routine is resistance to wonder." I want to give you something very practical to do during the day that is coined in the upcoming A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (New...
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