Tag: anxiety

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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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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Nov 23

Gratitude

There’s been a lot said and written on the subject of gratitude, how gratitude makes us happier, and actually brings more good to us. There are many ways to express gratitude, and speaking or writing about our feelings of gratitude for the people in our lives and for all the blessings we have is a …

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Sep 30

Spare Moments

Although it’s essential to develop a regular meditation practice to stay grounded, focused, and calm, there are many moments during the day when we can stop and reconnect with ourselves. Whenever you feel yourself getting pulled in a lot of different directions, try one of these methods: Slow your breathing. Breathe in for four counts, …

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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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Mar 19

Anxious? Three quick ways to cope

Anxious? Many people with ADHD traits are. It goes along with having a quick mind and a lot of interests. Heart racing? Butterflies in stomach? I understand. I’ve been there. What do you do when you are anxious about everything you have to do? Do you try to calm down but find it difficult or …

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