Posts tagged Mindfulness
Social Responsibility & Becoming Mindful of Race

One way I have come to understand interdependence, compassion, and harmlessness, particularly in relationship to race, is to see that we all coexist in a vast, skinless body held together by the gravitational pull of Mother Earth’s love, shaped in a unique cell suit that we call “self.”

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Inside the Dreaded Moment

“The doctor just biopsied the lymph nodes, and they are positive,” my twenty year-old daughter said, her voice eerily calm over the speaker phone. This gut punch came after months of swollen lymph nodes, odd symptoms, multiple doctors’ visits, and many emotional roller coasters. No matter how near I had lived to loss and to trauma, when it came to my only child, this news felt like the blow of all blows. 

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Trauma in the Body: Interview with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

In this exclusive interview we explore new hopes for trauma healing with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. He begins, "Neuroscience research has shown that the only way you can change your survival orientation in your brain is by accessing your interoceptive world—the part of your brain that allows you to observe yourself." 

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Love, Loss, & the Making of "A Small Good Thing"

Little did I know that the making of this film would be my most important teacher in how to live in a better way. The film began as a way to highlight the latest research on happiness, but it became an exploration of how to hold to one’s true course despite disappointment, failure, and lost love.

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Healing Presence: Interview with Sister Dang Nghiem

Looking for peace and purpose? In this interview with Sister Dang Nghiem, author of Healing: A Woman’s Journey from Doctor to Nun, we read the story of someone who has discerned a vocation of healing and presence. Sister D's wisdom in teaching and practicing mindfulness in order to be a healing presence for herself and others comes through her words.   

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Strengthening Servant Hearts

Expert on resilience and secondary stress, Dr. Robert J. Wicks and his colleague, Tina C. Buck, share their wisdom with Anchor readers. This article is full of perspective (and practical tips) on how to sustain our hearts of service by engaging in practices of self-care. Get inspiration and ideas on how to care for yourself while caring for others.

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