What is mindfulness in plain English?

mindfulness in plain english

What is mindfulness in plain English? A lot of people talk about mindfulness, but often people are not clear on what mindfulness is or is not.  People have asked me, “What is mindfulness in plain English?” There is even a book by that title: The concept of mindfulness is quite…

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Motivational books to help you through depression and an existential crisis

Originally, I answered this question on Quora: “What are some motivational books to help you through depressiom and an existential crisis?” I have already written about the following (just click to read about them): Books about depression  Cognitive behavioral therapy books However, in terms of a book about depression that…

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Is Marijuana a Depressant? Is Weed a Depressant?

Is Marijuana a depressant? Many people ask the question, “Is marijuana a depressant?” without actually knowing exactly what a “depressant” is.  A “depressant” is a fairly technical medical term that means a drug that slows down the rate that your nerves send signals to each other.  Depressants decrease brain activity in certain parts…

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“The Guest House” Rumi – A Mindfulness Poem by Jalaluddin Rumi Sufi poet

“The Guest House” poem by the poet Rumi is often quoted by mindfulness teachers because it gets at the core of the meaning behind being mindful: being peaceful with all of our emotions, whether positive or negative.  “The Guest House” poem by Rumi, although extremely relevant to our lives today…

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Am I Depressed Quiz: depression test

Am I depressed quiz Are you depressed?  Sometimes, it is hard to know if what you are experiencing is depression or just sadness or something else entirely, especially if you are not exactly sure what depression is.  This “Am I depressed Quiz” is not a substitute for medical advice, but…

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151 Self-Care Ideas – the Best Self-Care Tips

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The best self-care ideas… The best self-care ideas are self-care activities that resonate with you on a personal level. The best way to come up with a complete self care plan is to make a list of all the things you enjoy doing best for self care. However, many of…

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Child Psychologist Information & about Kids Therapy

What is a child psychologist? A child psychologist is a mental health professional who specializes in treating children and children’s problems.  In layman’s terms, a child psychologist does kids therapy.  This may be a psychologist who has had additional training in how to treat children, it may be someone who…

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Are you afraid to open up to your counselor?

opening up to counselor

I recently had a question from a person who was having difficulty opening up to her counsellor.  She could not even look her counselor in the eye and felt she was her counselor’s worst client. Opening up to a stranger can be strange I wonder how many people are in the…

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