Depression

Learn about the latest research on Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and other mindfulness-based tools to ease depression and take back balance.

A Six-Step Guide to Letting Go

A Six-Step Guide to Letting Go

Most people would agree that letting go of old habits, whether these habits are people, places, or things, is often necessary for living a happy life.  So why do we have such trouble letting go? What does it mean to let go?  It could mean letting go of a disappointment from the past,…

The Myth of Consistent Energy

The Myth of Consistent Energy

We live in a society that perpetuates the myth that we should be performing at our absolute best 100 percent of the time.  This is just not the way we are wired.  We are part of nature and all we have to do is look at natural cycles for a…

Mindfully Shy – Using Mindfulness to Soften Social Anxiety

Mindfully Shy – Using Mindfulness to Soften Social Anxiety

Shyness is painful at any age – and if you experience full-blown social anxiety, it can be devastating taking a toll on relationships, or stalling your education or career.  Even simple day-to-day activities, like exercising or eating in public can be difficult for someone with social anxiety.  If you suffer…

Peace is in the Present Moment

Peace is in the Present Moment

One way to conceptualize mindfulness and the benefit of a present moment focus is to notice the state of mind that is conjured up by dwelling in the past, or worrying about the future.  We can even put mood states on a time continuum where depression is induced by thinking…

Magic Questions that Decrease Anxiety

Magic Questions that Decrease Anxiety

Most of us living in the modern world  have many choices from day to day, hour to hour as to where we will focus our attention.  Shall I grab the lap-top and work on my upcoming presentation? Shall I join my family in watching a movie or playing a game? …

Quality over Quantity  – Stop bragging about being over-booked

Quality over Quantity – Stop bragging about being over-booked

In our culture it’s a point of pride to be over scheduled, stressed, and frazzled.  Anything else qualifies us as lazy, unmotivated, and (gasp!) average.  True story:  I overheard the following conversation in a restaurant in Harvard Square last fall.  I assume  it was parents’ weekend at Harvard, for as…

The Science of Mindfulness Presented in Three Minutes

With so many benefits of mindfulness summarized for you here in three minutes, you’ll want to have your cushion handy for minutes four, five and six….. We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!