In: mindfulness

Self Compassion
August 1, 2012

I once worked with a lovely woman who had a personal assistant who yelled at her all day.  She hurled insult after…

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Anxiety and Accepting the Unknown
July 28, 2012

Accept yourself for who you are. That’s been a long-held maxim that we try to live by, but what does it…

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Dealing with Perfectionism
July 28, 2012

Society puts a premium on perfection, for good reason. Perfection fascinates and inspires. I am particularly drawn to the symmetry and…

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July 25, 2012

Many people we know report that beginning yoga and doing it consistently has been associated with periods of remarkable stability, energy…

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What Happens in Depression?
July 7, 2012

We were just getting ready to write a post about brain imaging findings that help to explain what happens in depression…

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Riding the Waves
July 4, 2012

MoodSurfing is about the idea that the ups and downs of mood are normal (we aren’t trying to achieve some elusive…

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Why You Should Journal
July 2, 2012

We are strong believers in the value of paying attention. We define what is important in our lives by what we…

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Endless Worry: Books to Help Manage It
June 25, 2012

Sometimes life circumstances, or our own mood, conspire to lead us into a state of endless worry. We never seem to…

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Acceptance: Helpful Readings
June 22, 2012

Aacceptance. We have been influenced by many people in setting up this website. One of those great thinkers is a man…

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Mindfulness and Helpful Resources
June 6, 2012

Mindfulness: it is the “in” thing in mental health. The practice of mindfulness really does work to help create more satisfying…

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The Morning Ritual: Starting Your Day Off Right
June 4, 2012

The Morning Ritual– For people who are trying to live creatively with moods, it is often extremely important how the day…

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June 3, 2012

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with mood cycles. In fact, for some people anxiety is a bigger problem than depression….

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MoodSurfing ™ 101 : Depression – Video Included
June 1, 2012

Part of the preparation for this site has been a lot of thinking about “what works” to help people live better…

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