Embracing Uncertainty

Trusting the Divine In the field of mental health, most specifically relating to treatment of anxiety disorders, there is a concept relating to: tolerance for uncertainty. People with high anxiety have a low tolerance for uncertainty, whereas people with low anxiety have a high tolerance for uncertainty. An extreme example, is someone who suffers with […]

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What You Need to Know About the Vagus Nerve

The vagus is one of the larger more important nerves in the human body. One key role that it plays is as the “reset” button to counteract when our alarm system has been set off resulting in the infamous fight, flight or freeze response as some type of threat has been perceived. The vagus nerve […]

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10 Steps to Harness Your Infinitude

Ralph Waldo Emerson, who is often considered the father of the modern American spirituality movement, was once asked what most impressed him. His answer: “The INFINITUDE of the individual.” If you know a little more about him, you know that he meant that each person is capable of so much when they are spiritually connected […]

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Walking Barefoot Teaches Mindfulness

Walking barefoot teaches mindfulness. When we walk barefoot, we have to be consistently aware of where our next step will land. We can quickly adjust, shift weight and direct our foot to a safe landing to avoid thorns, bees, broken glass or even dog poo. Our minds cannot wander. The extra duty and care is rewarded with the […]

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Stop “Musterbating” and “Should-ing” All Over Yourself

By Barry John Johnson   Stop “musterbating” and “should-ing” all over yourself.  I wish I could lay claim to these terms. They are the progeny of Albert Ellis, one of the early developers of cognitive behavioral therapy (which is a lot like mindfulness). I find these terms to be hilarious as well as an effective […]

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A SUCCESSFUL MEDITATION RESOLUTION

While we can make commitments to lifestyle and behavior changes at any time, the New Year is the traditional change resolution starting point. As someone who meditates, and promotes its use, I am happy to hear more and more people say that they intend to start a meditation practice as a New Year’s resolution. My […]

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