In: relaxation

The Science of Slow Breathing
April 16, 2017

In an April 5, 2017 article in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds reviews new research on the science of slow…

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Coming Home
May 26, 2013

Where does the mind go when it is not occupied by the worries, frustration, and anxiety? Does it go to a…

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Awareness and Acceptance
March 24, 2013

The New York Times has had a series of well written articles on the topic of mindfulness. The most recent article…

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Two Minute Meditation
December 8, 2012

Sometimes when we most need to get to the meditative or mindful state… it can be hardest to get there. For…

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Stormy Weather
November 28, 2012

The first of the big winter storms blew through the Bay Area today.  Winds whipped up the already large waves and…

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The Different Types of Vacations
October 23, 2012

This past weekend, we were at a Halloween party talking to a computer engineer who recently moved here from Holland.  The…

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Sick of Vacation
September 29, 2012

Hard working professionals go on vacation and immediately get sick. This doesn’t happen just once, it is regular and reliable. What…

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Performance Anxiety
September 23, 2012

Fear of public speaking and performance anxiety are very common things. Probably almost all of us have had the experience of…

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Breathing Techniques
August 27, 2012

One of the oldest “self help” practices is based on breathing, changing how we breathe in order to reduce stress and…

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Stress, Distress and Eustress
August 19, 2012

We met this afternoon with a delightful young man who said he was having more anxiety and depression because of all…

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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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The Best Relaxation Technique
July 13, 2012

OK, that may be an exaggeration. But it may not. In any event, Progressive Muscle Relaxation is the technique that we…

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