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Why bother? What’s the point of all this?

   Her shoulders hunched.  Eyes downcast.  Despite being a highly confident professional her dejection rolled off her in waves.  Encrusted with shame she couldn’t make eye contact with me or stop the words that burst out, “What’s the point….?  Why bother….?”  Every person with a difficult history has said these words at one time or […]

The Thing We All Hate Yet Could Be The Door To Healing

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 […]

[Article] Growing Self-Compassion = Less Reactivity and

  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 […]

New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories

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 […]

Chihuahua doing yoga. Mirror neurons in action

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 […]

Cultivating happiness often misunderstood, says Stanford researcher

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 […]

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