Thoughts

Be Observant by Caren Baginski

                  The one thing you should never forget to do every day is be observant of the mind.Note how I didn’t say “count your blessings” because that’s selective and dismissive, or “be present” because that’s often too vague and […]

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21 Ways to Reduce Stress During the Workday By Saki F. Santorelli

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1. Take a few minutes in the morning to be quiet and meditate–sit or lie down and be with yourself…gazing out the window, listen to the sounds of nature or take a slow, quiet walk. 2. While your car is warming up, take a minute to quietly […]

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Tonglen Meditation for Mothers – DeLona Campos-Davis

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Tonglen Meditation for Mothers– DeLona Campos-Davis I breathe in the daily frustrationssmall as they are, big as they can seemI breath out patience for us all. I breathe in the lonelinessof days spent mothering on our ownI breathe out connectioncommunity, compassion. I breathe in the brokennessnot being […]

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5 Steps to Reduce Worrying and Anxiety By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.

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Everyone worries from time to time. But for some people, “worry is a way of life,” writes clinical psychologist Chad LeJeune, Ph.D, in his book, The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Too much worry can produce anxiety, […]

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Marshmellow Study on Willpower

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Article from JamesClear.comIn the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies. During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children — most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old — and revealed what […]

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Learning From Our Emotions

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Emotion is energy moving through the body. Emotions are a gift of awareness. By studying our emotional layer (manomaya kosha), we can learn how our own beliefs affect our reality. When we become attached to our emotions we essentially become what we are feeling. For example, instead […]

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YOUR SELF-IMAGE

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“Your Self-Image “makes you act like you.” It keeps you within your comfort zone. If you are below your zone, Self-Image makes you uncomfortable and turns up your power until you are within the zone. Likewise, if you are above your zone, the Self-Image will cut your […]

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How to Manage Your Anger by: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

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Anger is one of the most destructive emotions. It ruins relationships, intimidates co-workers, and creates bad feelings. So it’s surprising that it’s often an overlooked issue. In some quarters anger is actually considered positive, a tool for getting what you want. At some point, however, many angry […]

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Breathe to Clear the Mind

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“Oxygen is energy—it’s juice. Oxygen helps relax muscles and clear the mind. When you hold your breath, you are creating pressure and a nervous feeling. Athletes who choke start to become nervous about being nervous. Anxious about being anxious. One psychologist says anxiety is excitement ‘without the […]

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

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This is a metaphor of transformation for the month of March. And we sure have been experiencing the lion with so much ice and snow. C’mon lamb! I’m soooo looking forward to warmth and flowers! This metaphor also applies to our transformation as we grow in awareness. […]

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