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How to Reduce Your Pain Using a Simple Mindfulness Technique

It’s all about dropping your resistance.     February 26, 2023   Changing your relationship with pain probably sounds absurd when your migraine, toothache, or broken foot is pounding so hard you want to throw up. Pain is pain. But is it? Resistance, even resisting your resistance, is part of the problem. You’ve probably heard …

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How to Solve a Common Communication Break-Down

Without starting a fight!     February 12, 2023 Do you ever wonder how a fight with your partner or best friend started? You began a conversation with good intentions. You wanted to let them know how you felt about something they said or did. But before you knew it, that train jumped the tracks, …

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How to Drop Perfectionism and Adopt Authenticity

First, accept that you’re human.     January 29, 2023 Were you raised with the idea that perfection is possible? Did they tell you that if you work hard enough — are nice, generous, loving, grateful, and joyous enough — there will be a juicy reward, either in heaven or in creating the life of …

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Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Well

Hmmm, is that always true?   November 27, 2022 Out of everything we hold dear, time may be our most precious thing. Do you want to waste even a little of it on doing everything perfectly at the expense of getting better and better at what matters to you? Practicing psychologist and writer Daniel Gottlieb, …

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Don’t Confuse Self-Absorption with Self-Reflection

How to make sure that doesn’t happen.   November 13, 2022 Both self-absorption and self-reflection require attention to our inner world. But that’s where the similarity ends. Self-reflection is about honestly exploring how you behave, not so much about how you feel. Instead, it’s seriously considering your character, actions, and motives, and then telling yourself …

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