Archives for January, 2011

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Can Mindfulness Transform Feelings?

When you mention mindfulness, many people immediately imagine Buddhist monks, sitting in the lotus position meditating.  If you are unaware of how mindfulness can be incorporated into many aspects of life, it can seem impractical in the midst of the pressures, demands and hassles that most people encounter every day.
However, practicing mindfulness-- defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn as the process of paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and...
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Does Your Thinking Help You Cope or Cause You Anguish?

Emotions happen in an instant.  Your supervisor shoots down an idea in front of your colleagues and you’re humiliated.  You’re teenage son leaves his socks on the living room floor again and you’re angry.  Your best single girlfriend tells you she’s getting married and you feel lonely, happy or rejected (or maybe all three).

How you think about events that happen in your life, especially those stressful life events, can...
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Does Work/Life Conflict Cause You Stress?

The holidays, with their activity and distraction, have passed.  For many American’s, this first week of January brings a renewed focus on work.

If you’re one of the 76 percent of Americans who experience work as somewhat or very significantly stressful, then you may be returning to work with resolutions to improve some aspect of work that contributes to your stress.

In an overview of the research on stress in this month’s
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