The Benefits of Mindfulness for Children

The Benefits of Mindfulness for Children

The Benefits of Mindfulness for Children
Schools and therapists teach mindfulness skills to children because of the many positive emotional, social and intellectual benefits. But what exactly is mindfulness, and why does it matter for kids? Mindfulness is the ability to focus your mind on the...

Tuning In to Your Healthy Inner Voice

Tuning In to Your Healthy Inner Voice

We all have an inner voice. Sometimes it’s more like that shoulder angel: offering words of encouragement, giving wise advice, and coaching us through a difficult situation. Other times it’s more like that shoulder devil: criticizing, judging, talking trash to…

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness can improve our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and help you be more resilient during stressful times. Don’t worry, you don’t need to do formal mediation to reap the benefits. Many routine activities lend themselves to practicing mindfulness.

Be Mindful Today; Live Better Tomorrow

Be Mindful Today; Live Better Tomorrow

Mindfulness can help us improve our physical health, better manage stress, be more resilient and much, much more. Dr. Diana Ro explains what Mindfulness is and how to get started.

What is the ‘D’ in DBT?

What is the ‘D’ in DBT?

The letter “D” in DBT stands for the word dialectics. In DBT we define dialectics as the synthesis or integration of two opposites with the goal of finding the truth somewhere in between. Dialectical thinking refers to “the ability to…

Mindfulness: The Ultimate Grounding

Mindfulness: The Ultimate Grounding

Living on autopilot is a type of disassociation, we miss out on the life we could be experiencing without even realizing it. Mindfulness helps restore the balance and feel fully alive.

A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

I like to think of practicing mindfulness meditation as being like walking a labyrinth. This labyrinth, however, begins at the center and spirals outward, then returns to where it began: the center. Come to a comfortable seated position. If you…

Making Change Sweeter: How to Find the Sweet Spot

Making Change Sweeter: How to Find the Sweet Spot

In their Transtheoretical Model, James Prochaska and Carlo DiClimente identify five stages in the process of change. Basically, you have pre-change, a beginning, middle and an end or continuance. When it comes to change, different people have more or less…

The Importance of Nurturing a Mindful Attitude

The Importance of Nurturing a Mindful Attitude

Recently, I have been reflecting a lot about the mindful attitude. It seems to me that attitudes are composed of three elements: perspective, emotion/mood, and intention. Perspective Perspectives have a kind of solidity that thoughts and emotions alone do not…

Humble Resilience: Bouncing Back. Bouncing Forward.

Humble Resilience: Bouncing Back. Bouncing Forward.
“No way. That is NOT how I walk!” Those words formed on my lips long ago in an 8:00 a.m. Anatomy & Kinesiology college class. The professor had just defined walking as “the repetition of leaning forward, falling, and catching...