Depression

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

A Mindfulness Maximization Grocery List

A Mindfulness Maximization Grocery List

In our last post we listed a few key nutrients that boost your powers of attention.  Now it’s time to turn our attention to our mindfulness grocery list. When shopping for your mindfulness diet it’s helpful to think in terms of energy and mood management as opposed to weight loss….

Flow in the middle of the River

Flow in the middle of the River

One way to envision mindfulness and healthy balance, author Dan Siegal writes in his book, Mindsight, is to picture yourself flowing in the middle of a river, with one riverbank signifying chaos and the other signifying rigidity.  A chaotic mind tends toward impulsivity and compulsion, when expressed at its worst…

Letting Go Project Day Twenty-Seven ~ Let go of assumptions

Letting Go Project Day Twenty-Seven ~ Let go of assumptions

‘Tis the season for assumptions -Fa la la la la la la la!  And with assumptions come old patterns of behavior that don’t serve us anymore.  You may be dreading a certain holiday gathering because you know Uncle Bob is going to make a racist remark that is going to…

Use Mindfulness to Balance Seasonal Mood shifts

Use Mindfulness to Balance Seasonal Mood shifts

If you are one of many people whose mood and energy level shift with the seasons you know that the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can reak havoc with your social connections and your productivity.  Mindfulness can help you moderate these seasonal shifts.  Through mindfulness, you can develop a…

Making Mindfulness Work

Making Mindfulness Work

If you are a therapist interesting in learning more about using mindfulness in your practice don’t miss this opportunity to view the free webinar series called making mindfulness work sponsored by the National Institute for the Clinical Application for Behavioral Medicine.   You can view these seminars for free as they are…

Why Happiness is Unselfish

Why Happiness is Unselfish

Many of us received the message in our formative years that the pursuit of happiness was synonomous with greed and selfishness.  On the contrary, practicing happiness, and attending to our own contentment has a positvie ripple effect that impacts everyone we come in contact with. Happiness – a working defintion…

More Help for Fostering Self-Compassion

More Help for Fostering Self-Compassion

As we continue to move into the busyness of fall, we will continue our focus on self-compassion.  We have recently updated our forum to make it a true community of mindfulness practitioners.  We are looking forward to communicating with mindful hubsters from all over the world!  Our forum has a…

Countering 'cringe syndrome' – Mindful Embarrassment

Countering 'cringe syndrome' – Mindful Embarrassment

We make mistakes.  We say stupid things, get mad, angry.  In spite of our best intentions, we do things to hurt others – and ourselves.  I personally don’t have to look back past last week to think of something I said that can cause me to cringe right here as…

Countering ‘cringe syndrome’ – Mindful Embarrassment

Countering ‘cringe syndrome’ – Mindful Embarrassment

We make mistakes.  We say stupid things, get mad, angry.  In spite of our best intentions, we do things to hurt others – and ourselves.  I personally don’t have to look back past last week to think of something I said that can cause me to cringe right here as…

Gratitude Challenge – Day six: Self-acceptance

Gratitude Challenge – Day six: Self-acceptance

Today was a low energy day for me.  When I have these days I can become pretty critical of myself.  The self talk goes like this:  “What’s wrong with you?” “How are you going to get through the day?” “What if you make a mistake?” “What will everyone think?” But…

Mindful Positivity

Mindful Positivity

Check out this hilarious and informative TED talk.  You’ll laugh, your dopamine levels will rise…. and you will want to meditate! shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!