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Posts tagged ‘stress’

Has Mindfulness Become Yet Another Marker Of ‘Success’?

Mindfulness is everywhere right now, isn't it? And I do worry that it could be turning into yet another thing that people feel they have to achieve. But life for most of us is hard enough without that burden. I'm beginning to prefer to use the word 'awareness' - it doesn't seem to carry the weight of expectation, there's more room for not getting anything right.

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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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How I Eliminated My To-Do List

I've been fantasising about life without a To Do list for a really long time. In a hugely outcome-driven culture, a list can be yet one more way that I stay hooked on ‘getting somewhere’.

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