“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl In last week’s post, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Week Seven,” we explored the importance of taking care of yourself through becoming increasingly mindful of how each behavior impacts your physical, mental, and emotional health.  Each action and…

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“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.” – Hippocrates Last week, we explored the notion that thoughts aren’t facts, in “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Week Six.”  We often get so caught up in our own internal chatter…

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“Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness.” – Goethe In last week’s post, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Week Five,” we learned about the meaning and benefits of embracing acceptance.  We often fight back against aspects of reality that we decide are painful or unwanted in some way.  When we…

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“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu In last week’s post, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Week Three,” we explored what it means be mindful in movement. There is often a common misconception that in order to practice mindfulness, you must engage in a very still and quiet formal meditation practice.…

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“There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh In last week’s post, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Week One,” we explored how the evidence-based treatment of MBSR is effective in making significant changes for the better in people’s lives.  Mindfulness is a practice that can be utilized to transform people’s lives…

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“Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” – Krishnamacharya Mindfulness is about being fully present in the moment and noticing all aspects of your internal and external experience with equanimity.  You do not have to engage in…

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