Tag: mindfulness

The Neuroscience behind Mindfulness

I just came across this article this morning–Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation.  This is a fascinating article on the neuroscience behind meditation and mindfulness.  You do not need to practice Buddhism to benefit from reading this.  This is a worthwhile read…

Art Can Be Mindful

I’ve written a lot about mindfulness.  I would love to introduce you to an artist who has created some beautiful mandalas.  His art might enhance your own mindfulness practice and environment, too! You can find him and his gorgeous art at Mandela Effect Art.

Profound Trauma and EMDR

I have been writing about EMDR and the process of therapy for a few reasons.  I often tell people that therapy is good.  Go to therapy! But then I’m met with this common response: “Why?” That’s legit.  Why indeed.  Providing documentation of the actual…

Two Guarantees

I came across this aphorism by Hillel the Elder yesterday: “If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” Ethics of the Fathers 1:14 Three powerful questions.  That’s…

The Reboot

“Can you burn out a brain?” That was my question to my therapist on Tuesday.  He just leaned back and knowingly stared at me.  Dammit, but why won’t he just give me a straight answer for once?! Have you ever felt like your brain…

Therapy Homework: Disgust and Vulnerability

Therapy Tuesday has come and gone.  It was my longest session yet.  Almost a full two hours.  I don’t know why he lets them go on for so long.  I drank so much water during the session that thoughts of Niagara Falls started rushing…

Abandoning the Self

I live in Minnesota.  I overheard someone say once that we work for our seasons.  That’s an oddly funny thing to say, but, if you live here, then you’ll understand the meaning in that sentiment. As a seasonal change approaches, the current weather patterns…