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Altruism

Inspiring A Mindful Nation: An Interview with Congressman Tim Ryan

In the west, the concept and practice of learning how to be more present in our lives has enjoyed an exponentially growing audience in the last 10 years. There have been a number of people and books raising awareness of the importance of cultivating greater mindfulness for the purpose of healing great stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain and even creating great joy.

However, it wasn't until now that someone within our own...
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Altruism

Lessons from the Last Round of Life

Human beings are social creatures and the fact is, we need one another for support and survival in this world. Too often in the midst of our relationships one person says or does something that offends another and a spiral of hurt and grievance begins between the two.

People get so boiled over with anger inside and make a choice not to connect or make amends with the other because "they don't deserve it."...
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General

Mindful Parenting: The Buck Stops Here

While there may be many books out there on parenting, there really isn't any definitive guide because every baby and child is unique and all parents come with our own unique baggage from childhood and genetics.

Becoming a parent is wonderful for stirring up all of those old memories and connections from our own upbringing for us to deal with.

Mix this in with our continuous fractured attention and we begin...
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Happiness

Neutralize Your Stress Response: An Interview with Christy Matta, MA

I often say that there are two things in life that we can count on besides death and taxes and that's stress and pain. With that said, it's my pleasure to bring to you Christy Matta, MA. Christy has over 15 years experience in the mental health field, is author of the recently released book The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry,...
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Addiction

Mindfully Breaking Free from The Power of Habit

Most of us have some kind of habit in our lives that we’re either trying to change or want to change. Throughout the days of our lives, most of us have experienced moments of clarity that for a moment, help us break free from these habitual cycles and also give us insight into what actually matters in that moment.

At first, we often hear the words of change as whispers. They come very...
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Addiction

A Practice to Wash Away Stress and Misery

Whether we're in the midst of a storm of anxiety or depression or we've come out of the storm but are in fear of relapse, strong uncomfortable emotions can seem like the devil's spawn that we try our best to ward off against.

For many of us there is a fear that these strong emotions will be overwhelming and lead us back into the great abyss of depression or another round of...
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Addiction

A Secret to Resiliency in Mental Health

In the years that I’ve been working with people either directly in therapy or teaching mindfulness groups, I have been fortunate enough to witness some wonderful transitions. However, most of us think that’s where therapy ends, and one of the secrets to not only maintaining mental health, but continuing to thrive is by giving back and helping others.

This is what often gets forgotten, but Jeff Bell, author of many books, including Rewind Replay...
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