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Archives for November, 2009

Grandparenting Anxiety

Watching the children of our children--our grandchildren--fills us with thoughts about the meaning of life. We find ourselves more concerned about our environment, nuclear proliferation, war, politics, healthcare, and the deficit we are leaving for our next generations to pay. Those issues, though always...
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Beyond Mindfulness

My wife, Dr. Smith, and I are big fans of mindfulness approaches to therapy and we've included discussions of mindfulness in most of our self help books within the For Dummies series (including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies). In brief, Mindfulness is typically described as involving focused attention on experiences in the present moment as well as acceptance and openness to whatever the present entails. Experiences are observed and noticed rather than evaluated and judged.

A real advantage of taking a Mindful approach to...
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