Mindfulness

Sitting In Judgement

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Put an end to your personal judgement parade by Marshall Bowden We live in a judgmental culture that leads us to compare everything: richer/poorer, thinner/fatter, prettier/less pretty, smarter/not-so-smart. That tends to make us very restless and less satisfied with our lives, because even though we judge ourselves to be above others on certain scales of…

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James Clear: Make It a Habit

James Clear, author of the book Atomic Habits was on CBS This Morning today talking about New Year’s resolutions. I’ve not done resolutions in a number of years, and today I think I discovered why. Clear invited viewers to consider not what end result they wanted but rather the type of person they needed to…

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I Need a Miracle. Every Day.

The title of this post comes from a Grateful Dead song, and I can still remember the images of Deadheads wandering the parking lot wherever the Dead were appearing looking for someone with tickets to sell. They carried homemade signs that read ‘I Need a Miracle.”   In the film Moonstruck, Rose’s mother, upon learning…

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Keep Anger From Burning You Out

Anger is a normal human emotion, a reaction to something or someone that we feel has wronged us in some way. Like most emotions, it provides the basis for a stronger reaction than necessary if we allow our minds to run away with our thoughts. And it is a way that we grasp at what…

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The Anxiety Attic: Recognizing the Anxious Mind

The anxiety attic. You know it’s there, a mind that just won’t rest until it comes up with some way that things can go wrong for you. You can be perfectly fine one minute, and the next your mind takes hold of an anxious thought, worrying over it until it becomes a dark, looming cloud.…

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