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My Introduction to Mindfulness

I really needed this reminder to just accept what is (including potentially harmful thoughts) and stay in the here-and-now. Thank you so much for posting this, Cat.

My Travels with Depression

ImageThe survival and development of humans was dependent on an ability to think – to plan and reason.

It seems that this remarkable ability to think can also be the cause of our emotional distress.  We regret and we stress over a continual internal dialogue, comparing ourselves to others, while harbouring a general discontent over who we are and what we have.

Mindfulness teaches that this desire for more and better, with persistent judgements of others and ourselves, influences how we feel emotionally and physically.  Is it any surprise that life can feel so difficult?

I joined the Introduction to Mindfulness class on Tuesday, mainly to control my habit of obsessive thinking.  My mind never stops.  The stressful rumination can make me feel ill on a daily basis, both emotionally and physically.

The first class went well.  There are two Trainers and eight participants.  Everyone was nervous and rather quiet.  We have a…

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