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8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Meet Your Goals

(This post from Happify Daily arrived in my inbox just hours after I scheduled next Monday’s post, my April 2015 e-newsletter “The Willpower Instinct.” (Which will be archived soon after posting on my website. Perfect timing. And the first suggestion – to practice self- compassion – is what I teach everywhere these days to tame the […]

Compassionate Brain – Resonant Brain

My friend and colleague Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain, has been conducting a 7-week series of webcast interviews on The Compassionate Brain for Sounds True. (See Resources below.) The most recent interview with Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion (see September 2012 e-newsletter, Self Compassion More Powerful than Self-Esteem) was an inspiring example of two […]

Practicing Compassion

I had just returned from presenting at the FACES conference on The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Counseling in Seattle. A wonderful opportunity to meet with and talk deeply with Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion, about the necessity of self-compassion practice, as therapists, as human beings, particularly as mindfulness practices are becoming more integrated […]

Reflections on Laughter

Greetings! BIG deadline coming up for Bouncing Back: Chapters One-Seven to the publisher by March 5, 2012. Hence, one new poetic offering, then a re-post appropriate to overcome disillusionment – the August 2009 newsletter on Laughter. Enjoy, and thank you for your patience! Prescription for the Disillusioned Come new to this day. Remove the rigid […]

The Roots of Empathy

When 4 month-old Indigo visits “her” third grade classroom in Toronto, Canada, 26 students sit on a green rug in a horseshoe shape in front of her and practice empathy – building their capacities of tuning into Indigo’s emotional states and relational needs. “Tiny teachers” like Indigo are part of Roots of Empathy, an emotional […]

Dormancy and Replenishment

All life requires a rhythm of rest. There is a rhythm in our waking activity and the body’s need for sleep. There is a rhythm as the active growth of spring and summer is quieted by the necessary dormancy of fall and winter….When we do not rest, we lose our way. We miss the compass […]

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