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Feeling Better….Part 3 – Mindfulness


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When I mentioned writing Part 3 in this series I said it would be on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.  I will touch on this subject, but I do not feel qualified to base my whole post on it.  I will tell you how I got involved in mindfulness and how it led to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.  (Note: I may refer to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as MBSR throughout this post.)

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There have been a few times when I have read some of the Buddha’s teachings.  My husband has called himself a “non practicing Buddhist”.  After really studying more about Buddhism, I find this funny, but that isn’t a discussion for here.  I mention his interest in Buddhism because it is what caused me to start reading about it.  As I started reading and studying the Buddha’s teachings I found I was happy.  It made me happy.  Buddhism can be…

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Experiments with Mindfulness: Journaling


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I have a confession to make: I hate journaling.

Journaling is seen by many as one of the best things you can do to learn and grow as a person. Whether you do morning pages, diligently write down all that happened to you that day or use it as a tool to reflect on your thoughts or behaviour, journaling is considered to be a key to development, happiness and creativity.

When my CBT Therapist gave me the task of keeping a journal for that week to track my triggers, reactions and behaviour, I admittedly didn’t do my homework. I simply cannot let go of my ego constantly criticising what I am writing as I am writing it and fearing that someone might stumble upon my writings and discover my innermost thoughts, secrets and demons. The trouble with this, however, is that I carry those innermost thoughts, secrets and demons…

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Are You Mindless of Your Eating?


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“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss


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“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou


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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

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“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France


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“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

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“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder


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“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder

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“There is no fear in the word LOVE! For LOVE does not know fear…” – Philip T. M.


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“There is no fear in the word LOVE! For LOVE does not know fear…” – Philip T. M.

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“Without love we are nothing more than an empty canvas…” – Philip T. M.


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“Without love we are nothing more than an empty canvas…” – Philip T. M.

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“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


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“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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