Practices for Recovering Resilience

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Mind-Body-Heart Connections

No matter what crises, catastrophes, or confusions we are facing in this moment, in any moment of our daily lives, it is possible to tap into a deeper awareness and find the more open heart that can tenderly and truthfully hold it all. This month’s newsletter introduces three paths of healing and awakening that effectively […]

Healing Heartache

I learned recently that neural cells around the heart are activated when we long to connect with another, “making sense of the subjective experience of heartache and having a broken heart” when that yearning to connect is not met. [See books and websites below.] This month’s newsletter explores some of the neurobiology of heartache and […]

Consciousness and Compassionate Connection Lead to Self-Acceptance

The deep inner peace that comes from genuine self-acceptance is the essential bedrock of all of our ease and well-being. Yet a steady self-acceptance – grounded in the “love and awareness that holds and honors the fullness of our being” – can, at times, be painfully elusive. When we have just been triggered into shame, […]

Flexibility and Stability of the Whole Self

This month’s newsletter brings together some of the previous newsletters’ explorations into resilience and equanimity, offering a model of the Whole Self that integrates much of the wisdom of those explorations.. May you find the reflections and resources here useful in cultivating your own experiences of authenticity and wholeness. REFLECTIONS FLEXIBILITY AND STABILITY OF THE […]

Wise Guides, Wise Understanding, Wise Self

This month’s newsletter explores three essential wellsprings of resilience, well-being and equanimity: WISE GUIDES, WISE UNDERSTANDING, WISE SELF. May you find these reflections and resources resonant and useful. REFLECTIONS For over 30 years, Stephen and Ondrea Levine have served as Wise Guides to thousands of people coping with the bewilderment, pain and disorientation of losing […]

Equanimity: The Invisbile Fulcrum of Conscious, Compassionate Connection

This month’s newsletter explores EQUANIMITY: how we can nurture our capacities to recover our equilibrium in the midst of chaos or confusion; how we can learn to stand steady in the face of catastrophe, personal or global; how we can remain calm and engaged when the flak hits the fan. May you find these reflections […]

Compassionate Connection Deepens Resilience

RESILIENCE RE-VISITED The morning I sent out last month’s e-newsletter, Shifting Perspectives Leads to Resilience, a close friend’s sister-in-law was having surgery for breast cancer, another friend was in the ER for a flare up of back pain, and a client’s house burned down. By the end of the week, a different client’s husband had […]

Shifting Perspectives Leads to Resilience

RESILIENCE – the capacities to respond flexibly to life events, casual or catastrophic – is essential to our well-being and a hallmark of emotional and mental health. You may have noticed: we tend to not do so well responding to the hiccups and hurricanes of life when we get rigid, contracted, and stuck in old, […]

Brain Research Illuminates Conscious, Compassionate Connection

90% of what we know about how the brain actually processes experience and information has been learned in the last 15 years.  Neuroscientists report new research findings almost daily – how mindfulness practice improves immune function and strengthens the circuits our brains use for attention, empathy, self-awareness.  How the mirror neurons in our brains pick […]

Mindfulness and Empathy Create Conscious, Compassionate Connection

The Dalai Lama suggests that we “aim for our highest happiness” if we wish to be happy in all the realms of our daily living and being. As we set our intentions for the coming year, I hope you find the reflections and resources in this month’s newsletter inspiring and helpful. Reflections on Mindfulness and […]

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