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Just Remember, Thoughts Aren’t Facts

A wise man once said, “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your unguarded thoughts.”

~ The Buddha

I want to share with you an important “Now Moment,” the short action-oriented pieces that come at the end of most of the chapters in The Now Effect. This little instruction can be enormously helpful in bringing to light how to gain freedom from thinking and since thinking can be our number one bad...
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2012 in Review: The Top 10 Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Posts

Whether this is your first time you're coming here or you’ve been around for the almost four years I’ve been writing The Mindfulness and Psychotherapy column, I want to share a personal moment of gratitude and say “Thank You” for being a part of this community. This was a big year for this column,  it will become 4 years old and is also the year that The Now Effect
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Altruism

7 Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss

Many of us grew up reading Dr. Seuss. If you have kids, you've likely relived your childhood reading over his books only to find, “Wow, there's some real wisdom in these books.” One book that has grown on me over time as an adult is Oh, the Places You'll Go! It brings you through all the experiences in life: the...
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Anger

The Power of Lovingkindness: An Interview with Sharon Salzberg

For those of you who don't know Sharon Salzberg, she is one of America's leading mindfulness teachers and authors and has played a significant role in bringing mindfulness and the practice of lovingkindness to all of us in the Western world.  She is co-founder of one of America's premier meditation centers, Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and is the author of many books and CDs, including her classic "Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art...
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Landmark $3 Billion Drug Company Settlement: A Mindful Lens

The pharmaceutical industry is the most profitable industry in America, and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline, just settled a case with the federal government to pay $3 billion for health fraud. One billion will cover criminal fines and $2 billion will cover civil settlements.

This isn’t the first landmark case. In 2009, Pfizer paid the government $ billion for health care fraud. This raises important questions and concerns about how we...
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Using The Now Effect to Break Free from Mind Traps

There's a funny print cartoon that has a man and woman sitting on the couch staring at a TV screen and the caption below reads, "It's 12 O'clock, do you know where your mind is?" As time goes on and we grow up from children to adolescents to adults, for many of us, somewhere along the way, life begins to become routine.

Day in and day out whether we're walking, driving, talking, eating,...
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