Category Archives: Mindfulness

Unexpressed Emotion in Body and Trauma

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Unexpressed Emotion Lives in the Body. Sometimes we don’t have the words to consciously name or connect with emotions we are feeling. These feelings can continue to live within us until we begin to validate their experience and give them a voice. When we experience trauma in our lives, and we are unable to symbolize […]

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Anxiety and Mindfulness

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Finding the emotional and psychic space to focus on relaxation can be difficult in a busy city like New York, and busy mind alike. When you suffer from anxiety or depression, it can be very difficult to want or have relaxation. We think of mindfulness and we thinking of fancy ways to meditate, which may […]

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Practice Self Care: Approve Yourself.

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As humans, we all have a sense of belonging. For much of our lives we live seeking the approval of others, often using it as a barometer of how we approve ourselves. Many people spend the bulk of their lives trying to please others and engage in much self sacrifice and martyrdom just for the […]

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The Present of the Present

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The world grieves together with Bostonians that have lost their lives and for those injured in the bombing. Sometimes grief is anticipatory, many times it happens unexpectedly to people caught in the crossfire of rage, hatred, and greed. It is easy, during times of tragedy and acts of hatred, to lose faith in humanity and […]

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Are you comfortable with your reflection?

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Have you ever held a mirror up to your face for a close up? Can you say, “I love you” to yourself, reassure yourself, “I am here for you”, or encourage yourself “I am good enough” AND actually mean it? Do you like what you see in the mirror? We wake up everyday and spend […]

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Choosing Freedom to Connect to Self

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…letting go of trauma, memories of unfairness, or people that have betrayed and hurt you in any way is one of the most difficult things to do. However, letting go does not mean they are exempt from accountability of their hurtful actions, or does not mean that they were right in their decisions, and it […]

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Knowing your True Self

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. […]

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Identify Your Feelings

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The Feelings Wheel, created by Dr. Gloria Willcox, is a great tool to use in understanding human emotions and making them less complicated to comprehend. Often times, we navigate through our life journeys on auto-pilot, unconscious and unaware of the feelings and thoughts we experience throughout the day. We fear being vulnerable and often times […]

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Rosebud Metaphor

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”Healing and wholeness are discovered by opening ourselves up to our inner most self, our true self. Life is like a journey or an unfolding. Imagine the unfolding of a rose. A rosebud is beautiful just as it is in its stages of becoming. As it blooms, it becomes more and more beautiful. There is […]

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