Tag: emotional regulation

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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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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Nov 26

Making peace during the holidays

As we approach the holiday season, all the ads are telling us it’s the happiest time of the year. But is it really? For some, perhaps it is, for many others it isn’t. A lot of people become more sensitive to things at this time, and there can be many emotional triggers to contend with. …

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