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Rewild Yourself

Rewild Yourself

This spring I read two books that have motivated me to increase my time in nature.  Not that I needed any more motivation, having just finished a five-year stint in private practice just outside of Boston.  This was a great personal and professional experience in many ways, but an hour-long…

Good weather, bad mood?

Good weather, bad mood?

 Trees are blooming and the sun is shining, but you’re just not feeling it.  You’re not alone.  From anniversaries to allergies, there are many reasons why spring and summer may not be your favorite seasons.  In my private practice, I have noticed an annual increase in anxiety and agitation that…

The Mindful Hub Summer Reading List – 2016

The Mindful Hub Summer Reading List – 2016

Grab your sunscreen, your sunglasses, and your favorite floatation device, your Kindle or a good old-fashioned hard-bound copy – the annual mindful hub summer reading list is here, and we have something for everyone! Dinner with Buddha by Roland Merullo – Third in a series that is surprisingly funny and touching,…

Feed Your Head – Four Key Brain Boosting Nutrients

Feed Your Head – Four Key Brain Boosting Nutrients

There is no getting around it.  What you put in your body affects your mental clarity as well as your physical health.  This, of course, will directly affect your mindfulness practice.  Food and mood – it’s for real. I could probably write volumes about diet and mind, but I’d like…

Parenting through a relapse:  Addiction, compassion, and mindfulness

Parenting through a relapse: Addiction, compassion, and mindfulness

Watching a child struggle with addiction is devastating and deciding how to help an addicted child is one of the most anguish-provoking processes a parent can go through. Like running a marathon, standing by a child trying to break free from addiction requires deliberate, purposeful, ongoing self-care.  The good news is that…

 

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