If you are wondering how to get over a breakup, you are not alone. Healing heartbreak is an inevitable part of life, but when things fall apart, the pain that follows can feel like a permanent state of being rather than a passing season of life. We tend to feed our negative feelings after a Read More
I like to think of cultivating equanimity as similar to lifting weights at the gym. Each time you invite your mind back to the present when it wanders, and each time you simply receive sensory input without reacting, it is as if you are lifting weights for your brain.
Register to Attend ADEC 2016 In Person | Register for The ADEC 2016 Webcast Heather Stang will present for the third year in a row at the Association of Death Education and Counseling Annul Conference, held in Minneapolis, MN. This year, the theme of her talk will explore mindfulness-based techniques to develop and improve coping Read More
Free guided body scan meditation audio download plus written instructions to help cultivate awareness and appreciate your own precious life force.
February is the host to Sharon Salzberg’s 28 day “Real Happiness Meditation Challenge,” an online event designed to help both beginning and experienced meditators “#Commit2Sit.” Of course this year is a leap year, so we get an extra day to strengthen our meditation muscles! The challenge is inspired by her bestselling book Real Happiness: The Read More
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it comes a barrage of commercials featuring idyllic couples lavishing each other with gifts—from chocolate to diamonds to luxury vehicles. While I am not one to ever turn down a box of truffles or something sparkly, let us not forget the reason for the season: love. Read More
You may be familiar by now with the physical, emotional and psychological stress that are the unfortunate side-effects of caring for a loved one with dementia. As if the pain of someone dear to you wasn’t difficult enough, your own body and mind may begin to suffer as you use your own precious resources to Read More
Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention, edited by Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer, launched on October 16, 2015 and is already a best seller. A follow up to his first volume, Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved, this new release features the contributions of dozens of grief professionals selected by Dr. Neimeyer, Read More
Mindfulness for children is becoming more widely accepted. Learn how one research study showed that students can breathe their way to 15% better grades and an increased sense of well-being.
Take a moment to switch off your autopilot switch and pay attention to the precious life before you! In this brief guided meditation, you will use your breath, sight, sound, and awareness of feelings to press your reset button and “begin again.”