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Lama Surya Das Meditation

I have been attending a meditation sangha (once or twice a month) for the past several years. In addition to our meditation, we read aloud from a book about meditation. We have been reading from a wonderful book, chock full of wisdom by Lama Surya Das called FINDING THE BUDDHA WITHIN. Lama Surya Das mentions […]

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Self-Compassion

According to Linda Graham (Bouncing Back, 2013), the practice of self-appreciation has been shown to diminish bouts of depression and anxiety. As we take in the love of others and cultivate love for ourselves, we activate the release of oxytocin. This enhances the neural receptivity in the brain that allows us to learn more resilient […]

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Kindness

  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia

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Mindfulness Mind Body Connection

Mindfulness and the Mind Body Connection

Western medicine’s skeptical and suspicious view of the mind-body connection is changing, as neuroscience discovers and charts neural pathways that connect thoughts and emotions to physiology. We have evolved to respond to life-threatening situations with a fight, flight, or freeze response. Our bodies do not necessarily know the difference between true life-threatening experiences and the […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is most people’s favorite holiday. Many people tend to have an idealized image of what the holiday should be like (or distorted memories of previous Thanksgiving holidays in years past). Holidays are among the most stressful times of year. As our expectations rise so do our stress levels, and so do our disappointments and […]

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Anger-authenticity post

Anger and Authenticity

People often deny their anger at the same time that  they hold on to it. Don’t be afraid to recognize that you’re angry.  Denying your anger fuels hostility, grudges, and the sense of being a victim. It is important for couples to get their issues out into the open, but in a calm and respectful […]

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