A study to be published by the Journal of Neuroscience confirms that meditation can be more effective than morphine in reducing physical pain! Moreover, the 44 % reduction of accompanying emotional pain is astounding! You’ve heard it before, “Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” Lisa Pinsker, MA Time Mandy Oaklander Updated: Nov. 12, 2015 According.. read more →

05 Nov 2015
November 5, 2015

‘Tis the Season…for Stress

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Sadly, the holidays and stress have become synonymous for far too many of us. The pressure of family and guests, gift-buying, travel, year-end finances, fond memories of relationships and happier times too far removed are all stressors that turn what should be a celebratory time of year into anything but. According to an American Psychological.. read more →

03 Nov 2015
November 3, 2015

MBSR Goes to Work

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As I watch the application, and acceptance, of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction , I am impressed by the in-roads mindfulness has made into corporate America, in particular. Google, Apple, Yahoo!, Texas Instruments, Aetna and General Mills are but a handful of Fortune 500 firms that have integrated mindfulness training into employee wellness benefits, including on-site.. read more →

02 Nov 2015
November 2, 2015

Is Your Smartphone Making You Dumb?

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Do you control your technology or does it control you?!! In the context of mindfulness, I’ve questioned for years our relationship to technology and our devices. My gut told me that devices interfere with forming and fostering close personal relationships, they do not enhance them. While this article validates that idea, the main idea is.. read more →

Creating your personal stress barometer can be an insightful and useful exercise. This article mentions some ways to get clear about what you are stressing out over and determining when distress is a worthy response to a given situation. The author mentions breathing and mediation as 2 possible options to cope more effectively with stress… read more →