Depression

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

How to Be Disappointed

How to Be Disappointed

“I’m disappointed….. I’m disappointed in you.”  Most of the time the word ‘disappointed’ shows up in a sentence it’s a cover up for thoughts like “I’m really, really, ticked off”, or “I feel deeply sad at the outcome of this situation.”  Our reaction to disappointment can range from mild annoyance…

Meet your Prefrontal Lobes

Meet your Prefrontal Lobes

Introducing…. your amazing prefrontal lobes!  In his book http://Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, Dan Siegel outlines the nine functions of the prefrontal lobes.  They are: Bodily Regulation Attuned Communication Emotional Balance Fear Modulation Response Flexibility Insight Empathy Moral Awareness Intuition And thanks to FMRI Imaging we now know that…

Seven Steps to Mindful Breathing

Seven Steps to Mindful Breathing

Have you ever watched a sleeping baby or animal breathing?  If you have, you may have noticed that the entire body is rising up and down at a natural, even pace.   There are no restrictions, no holding back anywhere in the body. This is the basic mindful breath. Most…