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Awareness Leads to Happiness

“Mindfulness quite simply means awareness,” says Dr Denny Penman. “Becoming more mindful, more aware of what’s going on in your mind and body, dissolves anxiety, stress and unhappiness. It works by broadening your awareness of what’s going on around you. … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: the New Black

“Mindfulness is the new black,’ the Huffington Post decreed. Yes, mindfulness has become fashionable. But this doesn’t mean it’s a passing fad, with all the superficiality that implies. Being in the now is something that can change your life. ‘It … Continue reading

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Mindfulness as a Solution

From 2 research papers: ” MBT (mindfulness based therapy) is an effective treatment for a variety of psychological problems, and is especially effective for reducing anxiety, depression and stress.” “Mindfulness= based stress reduction improved mental health and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy … Continue reading

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Effective Self-help

Visiting the Kingsmead Book Fair last weekend, I bumped into some of the students for whom I ran my course, How to Live in the Now, several years ago when they were Grade 11 teenagers. I was delighted to hear … Continue reading

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Stress is an Immune Suppressor

‘Live in the moment. Why? Stress is an immune suppressor. Since we cannot often change the causes, we can change our responses to events. Studies show that ‘mindfulness’ boosts immunity. “We’ve seen changes in the killing-ability¬† of immune cells in … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Everything here, however worthy, has the potential to turn into stressful examples of ‘I must’ and ‘I should’. I must exercise, I should eat healthily, I have to meditate etc. The wonderful thing is that all we have to remember … Continue reading

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Missing the Moment

I thought this true to life extract from a magazine holds an experience that many of us may recognize: “One day when my grown kids were visiting, I was engaged in my usual practice of anxiously suggesting various entertainment options, … Continue reading

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