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2 Mindful Minutes to Better Relationships

At some point in life we fall into a trance of seeing the differences in people and missing how alike we truly are. Even our enemies in life are more like us than different. At the core we all want to feel understood and cared about no matter who we are. What happens when we start seeing a connection between people? It breeds the compassion which study after study is now showing leads to feeling happier.

Whether it’s disconnection with a stranger, an acquaintance, an old friend, a family member, or even our kids, give yourself the gift of this short 2-minute practice to break this trance and prime your mind to seeing the connection that can lead to healing and well-being.

As always, please shar eyour thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

Source: The Now Effect

2 Mindful Minutes to Better Relationships

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is creator of the six month online program A Course in Mindful Living, author of the book Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler: Quick Exercises to Calm Your Mind, the premier eCourse Basics of Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program, the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations. Join The Now Effect Community for free Daily Now Moments and a Weekly Newsletter. Dr. Goldstein is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles.


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Goldstein, E. (2012). 2 Mindful Minutes to Better Relationships. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 24, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindfulness/2012/11/2-mindful-minutes-to-better-relationships/

 

Last updated: 26 Nov 2012
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 26 Nov 2012
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