Category Archives: Mindfulness

A Gratitude Experiment

by Carrie Jameson, LCPC “Thank you.” Two words most of us say countless times each day.  Saying ‘thank you’ recently came up in a client session and we started processing what that phrase means.  Are we saying the words when … Continue reading

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Power: A User’s Guide

We are excited and pleased to announce that our friend and colleague, Julie Diamond, Ph.D., has a new book out — Power: A User’s Guide. Power corrupts. The question is: how? What are the traps of power and how we … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Mindfulness Meditation

Basic meditation is the practice of doing nothing and being tuned in to your own mind at the same time. At first, it can be frustrating, but research shows meditation reduces stress and increases focus. Mindfulness is an exercise in training … Continue reading

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Meditation Is Not What You Think: Meditation Practice Tips

Often, when we take up meditation, yoga, or other mindfulness practices, we inadvertently create obstacles for ourselves. We fall into assumptions, believing there is a “right way” to meditate. If you are struggling with meditation in any form, here are a few … Continue reading

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The Colorful Wisdom of Autumn

I recently received the post below written by Sarah Evenson of Bridge Between Retreat Center, in Denmark, Wisconsin, just south of Green Bay.  It spoke to me of the power of nature to connect us to the earth and move … Continue reading

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Beliefs and Success: What Box Did You Crawl Out Of?

Beliefs and success – are they connected? How much do your expectations influence your ideas about success? And where do those deeply-held beliefs originate? Our friend and colleague, Julie Diamond, has written extensively about these issues, and we would like … Continue reading

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Thich Nhat Hanh

  Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings.  This quote got such a strong response when we posted it on Tumblr, that we wanted … Continue reading

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Unconditional

One of our readers was inspired to send us the poem below, Unconditional, by Jennifer Welwood.  Her website offers an insight into her work, ” Jennifer was propelled onto the spiritual path at the age of 15 by the sudden and unexpected … Continue reading

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Meditation on Weathering

 by Rami Henrich, L.C.S.W. Weathering My face catches the wind from the snow line and flushes with a flush that will never wholly settle. Well, that was a metropolitan vanity, wanting to look young forever, to pass. I was never … Continue reading

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Impermanence

by Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. Pema Chodron, in her book entitled Comfortable with Uncertainty (2002), writes: “Nothing in its essence is one way or the other.  All around us the wind, the fire, the earth, the water, are always taking on … Continue reading

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