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How to Manage Emotions: Read the Message

By |2020-04-22T21:07:16+02:00August 18th, 2019|Mindfulness|

To know how to manage emotions mindfully, get this: they're just messengers. So don't judge them, or try to hold onto them. Learn to read them, and let them go.  EMOTIONS ARE not necessarily bad or dangerous, although they can sometimes feel that way. This idea comes from American psychologist

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What Is an Emotion? Here’s A Practical View

By |2020-04-22T21:06:41+02:00July 21st, 2019|Mindfulness|

What is an emotion? Here's a practical view that will help you to look at them and not get lost in them. It's the first step to learning to manage emotions mindfully.  HAVE YOU ever noticed that the word emotion contains the word motion? This may be more than coincidence.

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The Amygdala Hijack: How Meditation Can Help

By |2020-04-22T21:00:45+02:00June 20th, 2019|Mindfulness|

Science has shown that the brains of long-term meditators are actually wired to be less susceptible to an amygdala hijack.  THE AMYGDALA acts as the brain’s radar for threat. It constantly scans the input it’s receiving from the senses for signs of danger. If it perceives a threat, the amygdala

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Being Nonreactive: Choosing Mindfully in the Gap

By |2020-04-22T21:16:25+02:00May 14th, 2019|Mindfulness|

There's a gap that opens up when you exercise awareness. In that gap, you have a choice: react as you always do, or respond mindfully.   WHEN YOU get angry in the traffic and start moaning—or shouting—about what idiots people are; when someone talks about you or challenges you at work

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Being Nonjudgemental: The Trait of Equanimity

By |2020-05-21T20:16:32+02:00April 12th, 2019|Mindfulness|

Being nonjudgemental, or having equanimity, means not always having to get your way. It sounds crazy and seems counter-intuitive. Yet it may be the missing ingredient in our stressed-out world.  IN THE previous post, we looked at the fact—and it is a fact—that your thoughts are always in the future

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