“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” – Michel de Montaigne If you have ever had a panic attack, you probably know what it feels like to experience a sudden burst of intense and overwhelming fear. Panic attacks are often accompanied by unpleasant physical symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest…

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“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – A.A. Milne The holidays are a busy and emotionally laden time of the year for many people. There is a tendency to become easily reminded of holiday memories from years long past,…

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“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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“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin In yesterday’s post, “Top 10 Ways to Stop Procrastinating – Part One,” we began to identify common obstacles to getting undesirable tasks completed.  We all struggle with some form of procrastination from time to time.  What matters is recognizing your own personal patterns and tendencies…

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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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