I was recently with some family members on a trip overseas. Great trip. Fascinating. Wonderful adventures. Then one day my person reached for her wallet and it wasn’t there. That meant all her credit cards, driver’s license, everything (well, thank goodness, she had left her passport in the room safe). In seconds my relative was […]
An unprecedented research conducted by a group of neuroscientists has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to train brain patterns associated with empathic feelings – more specifically, tenderness.
This wonderful video teaching is done by a terrific Australian colleague Malcom Huxter who was a Buddhist monk in the Theravadan tradition. I’ve been fortunate to have read some of his writings and heard his audio teachings. Mal is clear in his application of meditation to contemporary psychotherapy. We’re lucky that he’s shared his video […]
The personal experience of suffering unites us with other people: it is the dynamo that generates compassion, which, by its nature, is transpersonal.
Compassion always sounds like a good idea yet when we’re in the dumps it seems a looooong way away from. Unattainable, almost. I’m mulling this around especially since leading a Mindful Self-Compassion course with Cecilia Fernandez-Hall, especially since people always want to know what helps them heal. Really the question is, often unspoken but […]
April 18th, 2014 in Psychology & Psychiatry Researchers have determined a simple and effective emotion-regulation strategy that has neurologically and behaviorally been proven to lessen the emotional impact of personal negative memories. What’s one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal […]
Personally, I want to believe in the cuteness factor – purely. Yet, it’s more likely that the Chihuahua is connected to its owner through mirror neuronsobserves behavior in another. Ever had the experience of realizing you just scratched your head when someone you were talking with was scratching their head? Well, that’s what researchers discovered […]
Anger has never been a stranger to me. Over the years it has come to visit, sometimes for short blasts, sometimes for long intervals. I haven’t always liked these visitations. Definitely have not liked the ways angry parts have made a mess of my inner or outer worlds. Yet through these encounters I have a […]
reblogged from Stanford Report, April 14, 2014 Stanford research explores the concept of maximizing happiness, and finds that pursuing concrete “giving” goals rather than abstract ones leads to greater satisfaction. By Clifton B. Parker Kolett/Shutterstock Givers are likely to experience greater happiness if they frame acts of benevolence in concrete rather than abstract terms, according […]
image and posting by Karen Beaumont, an organist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who has not only graciously offered to share the steps she’s taking in her healing journey but also shares the photo of Lake Michigan that she took. Here’s her comments: I wrote a week or so ago to answer your question about the flooding […]