In this inspirational moving Art original short, Brother David Steindl-Rast narrates a cinematically inspiring film that was well responded to at Ted conferences. Why not take 6 minutes right now to watch this and feel grateful for your life. Says Brother David: "This one day is the gift you have right now and the only [...]
Dan Siegal talks about the neuropsycholgy of empathy. Mirror neurons simulate internal states. Your brain takes in another's emotional state through your "mirror neurons" that influences your brainstem and then the body. You resonate with what you see. You start feeling thirsty as you imagine I am feeling thirsty. You start feeling angry if you [...]
From the past president of the American Psychological Association. Focussing on positive emotion, social interaction and happiness rather than our weaknesses. Can psychology make people happier?
Jon Kabat-Zinn reminds us to fully embody ourselves by feeling our lives unfolding in the body, not just the head. Feel the energy of your breathing - in this moment, this is your life. Do this especially in very stressful situations to regulate your reactivity in this way so you are able to stay present [...]
Tweet How is it that a 12th century mystic can still be so alive and relevant today? In Rumi's poem, "The Guest House", he tells us to accept our emotions without getting entangled in the feelings that they produce. Being aware of how we feel in a difficult conversation, without letting our judgements about the [...]
From the Stanford Lecture Series...The Dalai Lama Talks About Compassion, Respect
Use mindfulness to investigate the way things are - be aware of your thoughts, your emotions. PJon Kabat-Zinn is professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness meditation as a [...]
Tweet Last week I facilitated a conversation with people who were 2 hours away by airplane. These two courageous individuals wanted to better understand what they both needed from one another and reach an agreement that enhanced their interpersonal communications. This request flew in the face of everything that I had ever learned about communication. [...]
Tweet Australian boots Adorned with paddock muck Keep me grounded Every now and then, when I find myself spending more and more time in my head, consumed by figuring and thinking, I'm reminded to get out from beneath the clouds of my circling thoughts and escape into nature. What keeps you grounded?