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The book Deep Listening by Jillian Pransky is a gem of a toolbox! As a therapist and yoga teacher in Geneva, IL, I frequently refer to Jillian Pransky’s mindfulness practices. Her teachings lend to epiphanies and her meditations are profound. Deep Listening...read more
As a yoga teacher and therapist, you’d think I’d be supportive of the wave of mindfulness sweeping the country. There are movements for “educating mindfully” and a recent issue of TIME magazine even featured mindfulness on its cover. Mindfulness is the psychological...read more
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Find a place to sit comfortably and without distractions. As you listen to the meditation, if at any time discomfort arises, here's a few tips: just notice your reaction and try to replace your attention back on the...read more
It’s easy to get swept away by the pace of life. Suddenly the mind is hijacked by thoughts, body is tense, and spirit is depressed. In these moments, it’s not about running faster, but slowing down. It’s essential to pause and take a breath. Donna Farhi touts the...read more
Want a way to decompress at the end of your day? How about trying mindfulness to music? The following describes an exercise to direct and anchor your attention.According to Lidia Zylowska in her book the Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD, when listening to music...read more
Yearning. Acquiring. We live in a culture that is rarely satisfied or still. There is always a new update, a new version, a new product to “improve” our lives. And while progress is indeed good, yearning and acquiring obstruct contentment.We benefit from advances in...read more
The acronym STRONG is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) concept that reminds us of ways we can reduce vulnerability to stress and improve emotional regulation.STRONG stands for the following:Sleep only as much as you need – not more, but definitely not less;Take...read more
There are dark places in life. In these places, the heart aches, there is brokenness of spirit. The one thing I always take with is yoga. Yoga meets you in broken places and weaves you back together.One December Thursday night a few years ago, I received a call from...read more
I recently shared an article to the Eat Breathe Thrive Facebook page called, “This is What Self-Care REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths and Chocolate Cake” http://tcat.tc/2ypTXyq . I was shocked by the comments the original post of the article received, as...read more
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