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Installing Love

Tech Support: Yes … how can I help you? Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process? Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed? Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first? Tech […]

Be Super Resilient This Year

(This article was published in the January 2015 issue of Complete Well-Being, India’s leading magazine on wellness. It was a joy to write the article, and a joy to share it with you now.) Adversity is a given and strikes everyone from time to time; it’s how you handle it that really counts. Unfortunately we […]

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving Kindness Meditation

(I teach the practice of loving kindness meditation in my book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, in workshops for clinicians and lay people alike, and in my Deepening Joy and Mindful Self-Compassion groups. The article below posted in Huffington Post Live on September 29, 2014. More and more research data validating […]

Six Skillful Ways to Deal with Disaster

(It’s completely a coincidence, but remarkable timing, that my article below was posted by the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, in time for me to re-post on 9/11. May these tools prove useful to you and yours.) How do you stay resilient and resourceful when disasters threaten to swamp your boat?  […]

Self-Compassion Reduces Rumination

My article was first posted by the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley on August 20, 2014. A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination. “I can’t do this right,” says my patient Carla. “I know I’m going to fail. I can never do anything right.”  The most […]

Recovering Resilience as Winter Melts into Spring

Today, March 20, is spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the official turning on the calendar from winter to spring. As temperatures sluggishly climb above freezing in many parts of this country, I’m offering as a resource for recovering resilience the delightful animated short film from Pixar: Boundin’. View Boundin’ on MetaTube (There is no […]

Play is Good Medicine for the Winter Blahs Part II

(several readers responded to last week’s post Play is Good Medicine for the Winter Blahs. Please scroll down for some fabulous photos of folks on the East Coast playfully coping with this winter’s storms. Directly below is some good advice from my friend Bev Stevens about using perception to strengthen our vision: This “play” is […]

Waking Up, Alive

Recovering resilience brings us immediately and often through the most difficult of human experiences – loss, betrayal, despair – to the recovery of possibilities, choices, and hope. Richard Heckler’s Waking Up, Alive is a deeply compassionate chronicle of that existential journey for those who have attempted suicide and, with hard work and perseverance, found their […]

Play is Good Medicine for the Winter Blahs

Things can look serious, even dire, in any season. The cold and grey of winter can make things feel more so. We’re now well into the new year; the luster of our new year’s resolutions may have faded a bit, too. Even five minutes of a playful experiment can restore energy and resolve. Here’s a […]

Laughter Around the World

(I had the privilege of teaching at the Yoga for Peace Symposium at the Sivananda Ashram-Bahamas two weeks ago, sharing the weekend with Joshua Goldstein, author of Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide, and Moshe Cohen, founder of Clowns without Borders, USA. The resource for recovering resilience this week is […]

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