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Posts Tagged ‘Mindfulness’

By On July 30th, 2015

The Neuroscience Behind Negativity

I’ve often wondered why negative occurrences, or maybe more accurately things that we label as negative, seem stickier than positive events.  The negativity in daily life seems to stick with me longer than when something positive happens.  For example, if two really positive things happen and one negative in my day, the negative one might…

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By On November 26th, 2014

Serve Yourself a Bowl of Compassion This Holiday Season

As we officially enter the holiday season beginning tomorrow, I want to encourage us to have compassion.  Some might say it’s the easiest time of year to practice having compassion, and that may be true if we’re talking about compassion for others.  This is typically a season that involves thinking of others, acts of kindness,…

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By On April 16th, 2014

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Can we learn not to worry?

A few years ago a reggae song contained the infectious lyrics: “don’t worry, be happy”. This is easy to say, but hard to do for most people. I don’t like to deal with worrying and anxiety and have come to realize that a certain amount of worry and anxiety is normal, but there is a…

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By On December 9th, 2013

Dr. R.M. Jayatunge – The DSM and Buddhist Jathaka Stories

What came first the “ego” or “egolessness”? In his latest contribution to the Brookhaven blog community, Dr. Ruwan M. Jayatunge, steps back from sharing his combat trauma experiences with Sri Lankan army war veterans. His latest gift is titled, “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the Buddhist Jathaka Stories”. In this article, Dr.…

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