Repair: Another Home for Love ll By Colleen Ladd

Western culture doesn’t always show how conflict can be handled. More than ever, we are seeing a toxic “cancel culture” that goes beyond the fact that humans are meant to make mistakes to grow and into the idea that anything we say can be held against us as we unlearn harmful ideologies that divide us…

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A House of Magic ll By Megan Anderson

Having moved recently, my partner and I are currently residing in the limbo of a mediocre Airbnb (the knives in this house couldn’t cut cellophane). While we wait to find something more permanent, I’ve begun to think a lot about the way we tend the energy of our homes.  I would wager the vast majority…

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2020… We’re Over It! ll Michelle LaBorde, MA, LPCC

Learning to Respond Rather Than React with Mindfulness Welcome to the beginning of the final quarter of an extremely difficult year. A global pandemic, social, political unrest and economic turmoil as well as severe, unprecedented weather and climate events have left us weary, frustrated, disconnected and stressed. Feeling stressed and overwhelmed is certainly one thing…

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Mindfulness and Anti-Racism By Michelle LaBorde, MA, LPCC

Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.  —Thich Nhat Hanh Like many of us lately, I’ve been engaged in conversation with family, friends and colleagues about racial equality and my own path toward understanding and dismantling my white privilege in a more intentional way. One of my favorite teachers…

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Being With the “Full Catastrophe”: Cultivating the Nine Attitudes of Mindfulness to Navigate These Uncertain Times ll By Michelle LaBorde, MA, LPCC

Thirty years ago, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn published his groundbreaking work “Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and illness”, outlining his work utilizing mindfulness practices to help patients. In this moment, we find ourselves grappling with a collective version of the “full catastrophe” in the form of…

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2020 Resolution – Be More Responsive and Less Reactive with Mindfulness ll By Kathy Hawkins

Mindfulness and mindful meditation. They’re all the rage right now, but what exactly are they and why should we care?   Mindfulness is another way of referring to awareness.   Mindfulness is paying attention and being in the present moment and doing it intentionally and without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a meditation practice that invites awareness of…

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