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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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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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