Mindfulness

10 Mindfulness Practices to Manage Negative Thoughts and Emotions

Managing negative thoughts and emotions can be extremely challenging. We believe that these feelings that come up during negative moments are real. We may even take action upon the ruminating thoughts and emotions in...
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Meditating On Compassion With Tonglen

Tonglen is a powerful technique for developing compassion and going beyond ego. Tonglen is a well-known method originating from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The name Tonglen means “giving and receiving” - it is a...
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How To Stop Falling Asleep In Meditation

Falling Asleep during meditation is a common problem especially for people who are new to meditation. This happens because the state of sleep and the state of meditation share similar qualities; both meditation and sleep...
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Winter Running Tips

Just because the weather gets cold and it might even snow during winter, it doesn’t mean you should modify your training schedule. Indeed, winter running may prove to be a bit more difficult than...
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Herbs for Ritual Purification

The autumn is certainly a time of change. Brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red glow in the afternoon sunlight. This energizing color experience gives way to quiet stillness as nature takes a break...
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Winter Solstice: How to Celebrate the Return of Light

The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year. The winter solstice falls around December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and June 21st in the Southern Hemisphere. The winter solstice is a turning point...
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Riding The New Years Energy Wave

This holiday season I took part in a powerful 10-day meditation retreat. The first nine days were an incredible opportunity to go inward, reflect and deepen my meditation practice, but the real jewel of...
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Yoga For Balancing Your Doshas

Just as incorrect diet and lifestyle can create imbalance, so can the wrong yoga practice. Yoga must be done on an individual basis; we are all different in mind and body, your yoga practice...
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The Practice of Attentive Walking

Attentive walking is a simple practice which combines exercise and awareness. Taking the time to walk in this way on a daily basis will help you become more acquainted with your body and senses. Individuals...

Burdened/Enduring Character Strategy

This article provides and understanding of the Burdened/Enduring Character Strategy of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: The Masochist Stage of Development: Anal Stage (18 months to 3 years) Function Truncated: Responsibility and freedom Trauma Through: controlling caregiver caregiver suppresses child's...
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