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Sure-Fire Practices to Free Yourself from Your Inner Critic

In teaching people resources and practices for recovering resilience, I often teach that there is no more powerful a derailer of that resilience than the shaming of our inner critic, and that there is no more powerful protocol for healing the pain and suffering inflicted by the inner critic than practices of mindfulness and self-compassion. […]

Weather Difficult Times: Be Kind, Compassionate and Tough!

[My article below, minus all the marvelous illustrations and layout, appeared in the December 2016 issue of Mindful magazine, a wonderful compendium of resources for mindful living. May it be useful to you and yours.] Weather Difficult Times: Be Kind, Compassionate and Tough! by Linda Graham, MFT When things are at their worst, we have […]

Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Resilience

[Ooh, I’ve been teaching/traveling a lot this fall, so this newsletter will have a very different format this month. One of those teaching opportunities was giving a keynote address at the San Diego Psychological Association’s annual conference October 1, 2016. Part of that presentation was this article published that weekend in the Fall 2016 SDPA […]

Preventing, Reducing and Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease

October 2016

The cover story of the July/August 2016 issue of Scientific American Mind was “Banking Against Alzheimer’s.” Of course I’m intrigued by any hope of keeping my brain functioning as well as I can as I move deeper in the third chapter of my life. Most of us do care about the good health of our […]

Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Reading a 400+ page book on the healing of trauma may not sound like a lot of fun, but reading a brilliantly written, best-book-in-the-field-ever book on tools and techniques to help people fully recover an authentic self and deep joy in feeling fully alive can be completely inspiring. I read Bessel van der Kolk’s best-selling […]

Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace and Well-Being

Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace and Well-Being by Jonah Paquette, PsyD, resonates more with Resources for Recovering Resilience than anything I’ve come across in a long time. It’s a gem of a book, engagingly written, delightfully easy to read, superbly well-organized, and wonderfully specific and practical. Please indulge and find many, many practices […]

The Secret Life of Sleep

Research focusing on the benefits to the body of exercise, sleep and good nutrition is expanding to the benefits of the same for the brain. It’s not rocket science; it’s neuroscience that’s generating the new data that can guide lifestyle choices that strengthen and protect the brain as we age and reduce the risk, even […]

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

I’m getting behinder and behinder. Carol Dweck’s paradigm-shifting book Mindset was first published 10 years ago. I read it in one cover-to-cover weekend last month. The research into the impact of our mindset on how we deal with failures, setbacks, disappointments, is as relevant for our resilience and well-being today as it was a decade […]

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