Category: Emotions

Jul 05

Change and Continuity

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Most of us know this quote from the Bible, which is found in the Book of Ecclesiastes.  And those of us who grew up in the 60s know the wonderful song by the musical group The Birds, called “Turn, …

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Jun 22

Back to the body, back to the breath

Teachers always say to get into the habit of practicing mindfulness when your life is relatively peaceful. This will help you when things get challenging—as they do and will for everyone at some point in their lives. I speak on, write about, and practice mindfulness.  However, the latter, the practicing part, can be the hardest …

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Apr 26

Awaken to creativity within you

It’s spring and flowers are beginning to bloom. Yet many may be feeling anxious looking at the world around us, where there are conflicts in many places. Still, you want to move forward in your life and do what is meaningful for you. Even when things look bleak, when you don’t see how what you …

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Mar 27

Inner Work, Outer Work: Plant The Seeds for Change

All of us want to achieve particular things in our lives. It’s the nature of human beings to always think, create, innovate. We want to move the external pieces, create new pieces, combine them in new and interesting ways—whether that has to do with family, career, art, or public service. But it’s interesting to remember …

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Dec 22

Make a Choice

The holidays are here, and many of us feel some anxiety around family, events, celebrations. We’re told it’s a joyful time, but we may not always feel that way. Worries and concerns are not so easy to lay aside. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, it is said that we each have a place of refuge …

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Aug 29

Attention

Coaching for Attention, Creativity & Career says the ADD Mindfulness website.  Paying attention is the first skill that has to be mastered, because only when you can focus at will on what you choose can you live life with calm power. Without being able to sustain attention, very little can be accomplished. Another skill is …

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Jun 23

Anxiety and Overcoming It

Sometimes you move through life, and things feel as if they are remaining much the same. You get up, deal with whatever is going on that day, and, although you may have some anxiety, you can handle it. And then there are those other times…. For me, they seem to come out of the blue. …

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May 27

The Awareness of Now

Do you ever feel weighed down by your past? Do you look back with sadness or regret at what you did or didn’t do, or with anger at people you’ve encountered? The truth is, it is impossible to remember what really happened, or how we felt at the time. When we look back, we’re not …

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Dec 22

Take in the Good

It’s holiday time, and we will soon welcome in a new year.  Whatever your religious orientation or belief system, it’s hard not to get caught up in the energy of this season. Whether you are taking part in a gathering or spending this time alone, whether this holiday season brings good feelings or difficult ones, …

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Aug 31

Calming An Anxious Mind

Now that summer is drawing to a close and fall is upon us, many of us may be feeling the extra pressure of starting new things, whether that is school or more responsibilities at work. There are lifestyle changes we can make to help us deal better with stress over the long term, but sometimes …

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