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How to Respond Instead of React in Stressful Situations

By |2020-04-22T21:24:06+02:00December 13th, 2019|Mindfulness|

Here are some more practical, mechanical steps you can take to go from being reactive in a potentially stressful situation to being nonreactive—in other words, responding appropriately. We call this "crossing the bridge". WHEN YOU'RE being nonreactive, we say that you're responding instead of reacting. When it comes to stressful

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Learn the Skill of Being Emotionally Nonreactive

By |2020-04-22T21:07:46+02:00October 17th, 2019|Mindfulness|

Being emotionally nonreactive is a skill that can be learned. Instead of react, you can respond thoughtfully and realistically. That happens naturally when you follow the three key elements of mindfulness.  AS YOU may have read, the primary indicator of being nonreactive (i.e. responding) is that you have choice. In

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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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The Three Key Elements of Mindfulness

By |2020-05-14T09:28:16+02:00December 11th, 2018|Mindfulness|

In order to simplify the learning and application of mindfulness, we've identified three key elements: Being Aware, Being Nonjudgmental; Being Nonreactive. To equate these to bicycle riding, they'd be: balance, movement, and knowing how to stop! IF YOU do some research into mindfulness you’ll come across a great many definitions,

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