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The Science of Meditation

Key Facts About Your Brain: Shaped by evolution, especially of emotional and relational capacities; for example, the bigger the primate social group, the bigger the brain 3 pounds, 1.1 trillion cells, including 100 billion “gray matter” neurons Always “on” – 2% of the...
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Foundations of Mindfulness

“The education of attention would be an education par excellence.“ —William James We hear the word “mindful” more and more these days, but what does it actually mean? Being mindful simply means having good control over your attention: you can place your attention wherever...
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From Shame to Self-Worth: Evolutionary Neurobiology of Shame

This week we will continue from last week’s introduction in the From Shame to Self-Worth series by gaining an understanding of the evolution of shame. [As we go through this somewhat intellectual material, try to make it real for yourself by relating it to your own everyday...
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Speak Wisely

What are you saying? The Practice: Speak wisely. Why? “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Ah, not really. Often it’s words – and the tone that comes with them – that actually do the most damage. Just think back on some of the things that...
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21 Ways to Turn Ill Will to Good Will

My recent posts have highlighted two very powerful, yet opposing forces in the human heart: in a traditional metaphor, we each have a wolf of love and a wolf of hate inside us, and it all depends on which one we feed every day. On the one hand, as the most social and loving...
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Lower The Pressure

Is it truly urgent? The Practice: Lower the pressure. Why? Things come at us with so much urgency and demand these days. Phones ring, texts buzz, emails pile up, new balls have to be juggled, work days lengthen and move into evenings and weekends, traffic gets denser,...
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10 Ways to Support Your Partner

“I feel worn out and wish my husband would give me more support. He says he wants to and that I should just give him a list. Any ideas?” Out of our marriage and experience with many couples with children, here’s a Top Ten list (in no particular order) addressed to parents;...
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Beware Anger

Have you been wronged? The Practice: Beware anger. Why? Anger is tricky. On the one hand, anger – feeling annoyed, irritated, resentful, fed up, mad, outraged, or enraged – alerts us to real threats, real injuries, and real wrongs that need correcting, and it energizes and...
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Microbreaks: The Key to Productivity and Longevity (with Allina Health)

According to research, microbreaks have been shown to improve focus, remove negative feelings, and boost energy. In fact, ongoing breaks are a critical element of sustained productivity and career longevity. Join us as Jeanine Miakotina, Benefits Manager at Allina Health,...
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