Practicing mindfulness will enable you to respond to life rather than react to it (reacting=mindless, responding=mindful). Developing the capacity to respond to situations with calmness, clarity of mind, and non-reactivity will improve your life in every way possible.
In December 2012, Juliana Buhring became the fastest (and first) woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle, a 152-day feat that spanned some 18,000 miles, four continents, 19 countries, and 29 tire punctures.
You’d probably think I was running an infomercial if I told you about a simple intervention that: Reverses memory loss Increases energy levels Improves sleep quality Up regulates positive genes Down regulates inflammatory genes Reduces stress in patient and caregiver Improves psychological and spiritual well being Activates significant anatomical areas of the brain Increases telomerase, the rejuvenating enzyme that slows
I’ve always been allergic to dogma. In any institutional setting – educational, religious, medical, and most definitely, airport! – I find myself developing hives and hot flashes whenever I need to follow rules that make no sense. I made a beeline to self-employment. To me, rules for rules sake tend to represent, at their core, a fear-based attachment to “safety”
Note: The author acknowledges, with great compassion, that this is a challenging topic for the many individuals who make the difficult decision to begin treatment with psychiatric medication. All patients must be given the most complete and accurate information about these medications, including side effects (risk for dependence, violence, impulsivity, etc), the importance of properly tapering off medication, the institutional
To do lists. Email. Facebook. Appointments. Commutes. Packing lunch. Making that call. Hustling for that deadline. Ignoring the elephant of your sexless marriage, looming in the corner of the room. Feeling inadequate. Feeling like it’s too much. Like you don’t care. But also like you can’t stop caring. The frenzy of productivity and functionality. The busy. Is this what it’s