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
Heather Stang will present at Chesapeake Life Center’s conference: Grief in the 21st Century. The conference is on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Grief in the 21st Century will feature professionals sharing expertise and current research about complex issues of grief, loss, aging, and more. The audience, according to the official event
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.
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
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.
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
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.”
In my decade plus years of teaching mindfulness, I have never picked up the phone and had anyone say “I want to learn how to practice mindfulness because I want to cultivate a calm and open attitude to the present moment when I am feeling at my wit’s end.” No – most people call because