Athena Dorey

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Are you stressed

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Are you stressed or upset?   Practice Leave the red zone.   Why?   There I was recently, standing in the shower, my mind darting in different directions about projects in process, frazzled about little tasks backing up, uneasy about … Continue reading

Your Inner Critic is a Danger to Yourself AND Others

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From LaShelle Lowe-Charde When you are aware of your inner critic and able to engage self-empathy and become centered, you get much needed relief and you are also a benefit to others.  You are more pleasant to be around and … Continue reading

Getting along

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OVER THE YEARS I’ve come to a conclusion: Human beings are basically incompatible. Think about it. We live in different bodies, we’ve had different childhoods, and at any given moment our thoughts and feelings are likely to differ from anybody … Continue reading

The Top 5 Myths About Mindfulness Meditation

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Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

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Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he’s learning about how bodywork like yoga or … Continue reading

5 Excuses Not to Meditate

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Cultivating Self Compassion

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  The Practice: Be amazed.   Why? Last night, stressing about undone tasks, I glanced in a mirror and saw my t-shirt, with its picture of a galaxy and a little sign sticking up out of its outer swirls, saying … Continue reading

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Cultivating Self Love In Difficult Times

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The Journey Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again Painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. … Continue reading

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Cutivating Self Love In Difficult Times

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Are you hard on yourself? Practice Forgive yourself. Why? Everyone messes up. Me, you, the neighbors, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi, King David, the Buddha, everybody. It’s important to acknowledge mistakes, feel appropriate remorse, and learn from them so they don’t … Continue reading

Be Generous

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Why? Giving – to others, to the world, to oneself – is deep in our nature as human beings. When our mammalian ancestors first appeared, about two hundred million years ago, their capacities for bonding, emotion, and generosity were extraordinary … Continue reading

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