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mindful living

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED: An evening with mindfulness teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED: An evening with mindfulness teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness for everyone Last April, I spent an evening with Jon Kabat-Zinn, the biologist and mindfulness teacher who gave a public...
January 18, 2017 × 0 comments

meditation

MEDITATION FOR “DUMMIES”: All it takes is two minutes of your time

MEDITATION FOR “DUMMIES”: All it takes is two minutes of your time

So what is meditation, really? People always ask me, “What exactly is meditation?” It’s not rocket science. It’s not something...
January 18, 2017 × 0 comments

psychology

PSYCHOLOGICAL & SPIRITUAL THERAPY: Beware of labels that erroneously pathologize people

PSYCHOLOGICAL & SPIRITUAL THERAPY: Beware of labels that erroneously pathologize people

In our new weekly Psychological & Spiritual Therapy column, therapist Jack Surguy is offering professional advice to The Mindful...
January 17, 2017 × 7 comments

mind-body

BREATHE BETTER, LIVE BETTER: The crucial role of breath in a Yoga practice

BREATHE BETTER, LIVE BETTER: The crucial role of breath in a Yoga practice

It’s a clear winter morning. As I look at the blue sky and the leafless branches quivering in the wind, I enjoy a relaxing, deep...
January 9, 2017 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

METACOGNITION AND MINDFULNESS: Moving beyond exercises and techniques to reach a deeper level of consciousness

METACOGNITION AND MINDFULNESS: Moving beyond exercises and techniques to reach a deeper level of consciousness

Metacognition and the mind Metacognition is a term used by psychologists that refers to thinking about thinking: thinking about our...
January 4, 2017 × 0 comments

performing arts

MUSIC, MOOD, AND MINDFULNESS: How music works its magic on us

MUSIC, MOOD, AND MINDFULNESS: How music works its magic on us

Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier (24)” streams at 29 percent volume while I write this. My go-to writing music, Baroque, floats...
November 30, 2016 × 3 comments

personal growth

THE JOKE’S ON YOU: Seeing the funny side of your inner critic

THE JOKE’S ON YOU: Seeing the funny side of your inner critic

Many of us are well acquainted with our “Inner Critic.” It’s the voice that makes us second-guess our every step by saying “not...
November 29, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

contemplations

THE ELUSIVENESS OF MINDFUL AWARENESS: You can only have it when you’re not trying to get it

THE ELUSIVENESS OF MINDFUL AWARENESS: You can only have it when you’re not trying to get it

It’s all about noticing Mindfulness is noticing. When we “do” mindfulness, we’re trying to obtain something, to change...
November 18, 2016 × 3 comments

mindful action

BE KIND: Changing the world one small act at a time

BE KIND: Changing the world one small act at a time

How often do we see things without actually taking in what is occurring in front of our eyes. Or, on seeing, prefer to look away or...
November 6, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

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