Do you need to stop talking too much?

And so, as with trauma, we need to ask: How has history molded our understanding of mindfulness? MINDFULNESS AND BUDDHISM The history of mindfulness in the West weaves together two separate approaches: a 2,500-year-old historical tradition in Buddhism and a more recent 25-year-old tradition within modern science. Often referred …

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How Do We Remember?

Hold this pose for fifteen seconds while you take slow, deep breaths. Gradually you'll become able to hold the pose longer. The third eye chakra isn't easily opened through yoga poses, but kundalini yoga does have a meditation technique meant to strengthen your intuition and balance the third eye. It …

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Culture, Cognition, and Perception

But this is exactly what Darley and Batson (1973) found in one intriguing experiment that was designed to provide the strongest test that situational factors can prevent people from acting on their moral values. For their study, the researchers recruited people they thought surely would be the most compassionate folks …

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The Healthiest Approach to Self Improvement

I tended to be the juggler, while she was more single-minded. It also appears that personality preference (which is discussed in later articles) has a modifying effect on some of these characteristics. Here's another issue: Since a man focuses on one thing at a time and a woman can handle …

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Meet the challenges

At first I was only working out for half hour - easy, right? But two months later I was hitting the gym four times a week for half hour and feeling pretty great. Four months in my habit was built and I had three to four weekly sessions of almost an …

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The Power of Expectation and Belief

I just keep getting the feeling that something in this room is missing. I can't define it. We need to get a better handle on something. Bob: I think you're just stuck in your own point of view. You remember something from your home when you were a kid, and …

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Painting black in the most beautiful colors

Finding the Way Out of the Pain That Exists: It is one thing to recognize problems and know its cause, and another to discover a solution. This possibility of a cure from the clutches of pain offers great solace and confidence. The Recognition of a State Beyond All Suffering: When …

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Uncontrollable negative thinking

Jain belief systems are the oldest Indian belief systems that exist. In Jainism, karma is dirt or a stain that occupies the universe. They do not consider karma as echoes of the past that find their way to our future. The Jains believe karmic dirt is attracted to the mind …

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My spouse's relationship with my relatives

What does ideal look like in all categories of my life: health, family, friends, spiritual, financial, and contribution? I discovered that contribution was missing. I asked myself, How would I make a difference in the world? I wasn't sure exactly how to do this, or who I wanted to help …

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Quit focusing on what you do not have

Better sleep Claims often use in several products such as self-hypnosis and subliminal audio. It is essential to internalize the request entirely. It has to be a real part of you. When you read, hear, or recall a claim, make it as accurate as possible: Visualize the request as detailed …

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Quit letting others put you down

Besides, the negotiation skill employed by the highest state official enables the country to realize power through the treaties signed by these people to assist the state get to its level. I can be myself and let go of what doesn't matter, which is almost always my trying to do …

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Desperate for Hope, Sleep, and Peace

I make sure to go out of my house and talk to someone at least once a day, even if it is just at a Starbucks. Saying no to a raise in this situation is an opportunity for mentoring, for developing the employee: YOU: Ed, you do a wonderful job …

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My Love Language and My Mom

Money is the language of business. Whenever possible, speak this language. Quantify your accomplishments in dollars. STEP 5: Push for action. This is the moment to pose Question 10 or its equivalent: Based on what I've told you, don't you think I could give you all that you need in …

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Hockey Girl

Although technology keeps advancing and is allegedly supposed to make our lives easier, I would argue the exact opposite. We have never been more plugged in. From the time we wake up to the time we go to bed, we are constantly bombarded by emails, text messages, and notifications. Our …

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I Want a Sister

But counting calories is not only time-consuming and stressful but also highly inaccurate. By learning to understand the needs of your body, you can intuitively understand what your body needs and how it responds to food. This is important if you want long-lasting results. Anybody can go balls-to-the-wall on an …

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The View From Jamaica

What rules or laws, if any, are you absolutely committed to honor, even with your life on the line? Which ones are you committed to honor unless, say, your life is at stake? To honor unless you see a tremendous benefit in breaking them? To honor if you don't think …

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Accept a contrary outcome with equanimity

Try incorporating this practice of gratitude into your day and you'll be amazed at how your perception of food changes. Try to eat fruits and vegetables that are all different types of colors so you get a wide variety of vitamins and minerals The benefits of water are countless. Carry …

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Healing Your Relationships

When I finally opened that bottle of wine, it was like welcoming an old lover back into my house--a lover I knew would smash the place up and run off with my money. The reason we continue to crave a drink even when all traces of alcohol have left our …

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Allow Teams to Become Self-Directed

Let me prove to you they are two completely different things. You can feel one without the other. I'm sure you'll agree you can feel inebriated without any sense of pleasure: Your first ever experience of alcohol, for example, and presumably many occasions since. When you're throwing up in the …

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Help for Drooling and Dry Mouth

These muscles, used in unison with one another, can help provide your low back with increased support and decrease low back pain. It's easy to believe that having a strong core means you'll never get back pain, but that's not the case. What's significantly more important is your ability to …

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How to Handle Depression

This leads us back to less shame around our practice, because climbing out is itself a practice. Sometimes we scramble to the top; As much as I am dedicated to not measuring our worth by our productivity, when I am not meeting easy standards in my work, I know something …

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Take Care of Yourself

Taking an antidepressant helped me get a handle on the depression, and I was able to keep that secret to myself. My life turned around the minute I started taking the pills, and as an off-label benefit, they also managed both my migraines and hot flashes. After two years, I …

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Crying when you need to

Core beliefs are very compelling: they are full of persuasion and conviction. A core belief is something you accept as true without a doubt. That means you can expect every day to seem as real as it was the day before. His beliefs are rooted in depths of his being …

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Drinking from Infinity

These core mindfulness skills are central to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and they support all the other skills. They are called core mindfulness skills because there are a few other skills or perspectives on mindfulness that are less commonly practiced. We will not talk about them in detail, but among these …

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Self-management and Relationship Management

If you feel better, you can go for more the following week. If you feel worse, you might want to wait some extra time before you try it again. When it comes to exercising, the most important thing you can do to minimize stress is to ensure that your body …

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How to Practice Empathy

So, in this method he is able to identify the different emotional triggers he includes in his daily routine and is able to find a way to deal with those triggers. Behavioral activation is a useful and often used tool in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because it deals with both the …

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Observing How You Feel

When do I find myself getting the angriest? Where do I find myself getting angry most frequently? What situations am I in most often when I get angry? What events tend to trigger my anger? What sorts of memories tend to trigger my anger? Are there any images that seriously …

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A Diverse and Influential Set of Peers and Mentors

Mindfulness Skills: This part of the process focuses on building meditative skills which allow the BPD sufferer to experience and acknowledge all the emotions and thoughts they are experiencing, without judgment. The patient is taught to simply witness and experience the emotions, giving a name to what they are feeling …

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Formal Education and Life-long Learning

For example, scents such as lavender, ylang or chamomile can calm you, orange and sandalwood can have a stimulating effect, while rose, frankincense and basil can help alleviate anxiety. Also take the time to identify scents around your home that calm or stimulate you. For example, does the smell of …

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Knowledge without character

Remember, indigenous cultures have 20,000- 30,000 strains of gut bacteria, whereas in the west the figure is closer to 5,000-10,000. This loss of diversity also means a major loss of immunity, since 70% of the immune system is comes from the gut and microbiome. The loss …

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