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Friday Links

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Friday Links

 Friday? Again? So Soon? Here are 6 little things to about mindfulness and things to us help chill out :)    This quiz will tell you what your Mindful Personality type is.  "By more clearly seeing and understanding our tendencies in everyday life, we can learn about ourselves and our habitual responses to our internal and external world." - Dr. Judson Brewer    Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Want to learn more about Mindfulness and how to use it for stress reduction? Click to find a teacher or program in your area.  There are also links to general info &...

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Meditation: The What, Why & How

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Meditation: The What, Why & How

  Being the anxious & depressive folks we are, most likely, the ability to focus on the present moment, without being consumed with regrets from the past or fears of the future doesn't come easy. Even if you don't realize that your spinning mind is off somewhere else, constantly being "elsewhere" in your head is contributing to your anxiety.  Without rumenation about the past or catastrophizing the future, you probably wouldn't be anxious.   Now, it took me YEARS to realize that allowing my mind to bounce all over the place with worry was contributing to my anxiety.  Up until that point, I...

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Minimizing Depression Must Stop!

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Minimizing Depression Must Stop!

This blog post about Depression was recently reposted by Tim Ferriss, a self help author, podcast & TV personality.   He has a massive reach across his platforms with piles and piles of influence. His main point in the post was: how you "think" about depression is the problem, not the actual disorder. Long story short, he blamed you. He blamed you for not being grateful enough. He blamed you for seeking out help from a doctor who diagnosed you with depression and you now call it "depression". He blamed you for your thoughts.  He said all you have to do is practice...

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Friday Links

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Friday Links

  Hi friends! It hit me last night that September is here.  In my completely rational and not overly dramatic way I thought, HOLY SHIT, September it's "basically" October which is "basically" Halloween, which is "basically" Christmas, then New Years and the school year is "basically" over and my 5 & * year olds are "basically" leaving for college. So, yeah...;) Anyway :D ... Here are some links you might find helpful...or interesting...or just funny.  This free ebook with 50 reasons you're anxious is a neat little resource. You just need to sign up for the newsletter.   Emily McDowell is donating today's proceeds from her Every...

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When Anxiety Might be Pure O, OCD

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When Anxiety Might be Pure O, OCD

  OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, like many disorders, lives on a spectrum. Typically, when you think about OCD, you think about the "C" part, compulsions; the hand washing, the door knob checking, the rituals performed over and over again intended to calm a person's anxiety. These compulsions are considered "observable".  But what about the "O", the obsession part of OCD? So much of anxiety is rumination and obsessing over worst case scenarios, regardless of your "official" diagnosis. If you've been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety and you struggle with specific (and untrue) obsessions like: - I'm going to harm myself or others, even though...

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