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Posts tagged ‘Mindfulness’

How Mindfulness Soothes ‘Red Alert’

When I first learned about the 3 emotion systems, I wished I’d know about it earlier.   Having experienced several years of high stress and anxiety, I could see how this knowledge might have helped me navigate such a difficult period.  Here’s a brief introduction to what these systems are, and why they are key to balancing stress.

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Should I Sit Up Or Lie Down To Meditate?

Choosing a posture for meditation is in itself an exercise in being mindful.
This is because there are no simple, black-and-white, right or wrong answers in this area. 

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Human, Not Broken

It used to be easier to believe there was something wrong with me than to accept that being human comes with emotions that can be deeply uncomfortable. But when I discovered mindfulness, I began to broaden my emotional repertoire, and become fully human. I learned that I could cope with feelings of anxiety, sadness, shame... and open to much greater joy, beauty and gratitude.

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