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Impulse Control: How to Avoid Bad Decisions When Angry

Impulse Control: How to Avoid Bad Decisions When Angry

Exercising impulse control is a basic idea that becomes very difficult when you just want to send that text or email and say what you really think. Letting your mind make decisions when angry might seem like the easiest option, but in the long run it is more healthy to build impulse control and learn to curb your anger. You can’t always control your emotions, but you can learn to direct your reactions and build positive mental pathways for the future.

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Mindfulness Meditation: Frequently Asked Questions

Mindfulness Meditation: Frequently Asked Questions

We can all benefit from a quick and easy way to stop stress and bring ourselves back to the present moment. QUIET is an acronym for a simple technique that helps you quiet your mind in any given moment. Best of all, it only takes a few seconds!

In this episode we’re sharing an excerpt from psychotherapist Dr. Arnie Kozac’s audiobook “The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills to Help You Maximize Your Strengths and Thrive in a Loud and Crazy World.” In “The Awakened Introvert,” Dr. Kozac shares mindfulness and cognitive behavioral tools that will help you unlock the full potential of the introvert brain. In this excerpt, Dr. Kozac shares a great technique to access mindfulness on the go—a series of five steps designed to interrupt automatic mind patterns that lead to stress. You can do the QUIET technique multiple times a day to help feel grounded and calm.

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Communicate Effectively by Asserting Yourself

Communicate Effectively by Asserting Yourself

If you struggle with being assertive and knowing how to communicate effectively, you’re not alone — it’s a problem faced by many. In this excerpt from her audiobook, psychologist Dr. Julie De Azevedo Hanks encourages you to examine the way you assert yourself at work and at home, sharing strategies for getting your message across clearly and confidently.

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Living in the Now

Living in the Now

Where is your mind right now? Are you thinking about the future? Or maybe your mind is in the past? When you are mindful, your mind is focused on right now. Psychologist Dr. Susan Albers offers helpful advice about staying in the present moment from her audiobook “Eating Mindfully.”

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How to Open Up to Joy

How to Open Up to Joy

Have you ever tried to avoid mental burnout or relieve stress by exploring how to open up to joy? Creating happiness in your everyday life is just a small part of MBSR, or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. With a history of helping patients with anxiety, chronic pain, panic, depression and more, MBSR is the perfect tool to relieve stress by living more fully in the present moment.

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Jeff Foster: Acknowledge What is Here in This Moment

Jeff Foster: Acknowledge What is Here in This Moment

We all face grief and loss, but if we can turn towards it, and listen to it, it may reveal hidden gold. Spiritual teacher Jeff Foster is the author of the popular audiobook “Falling in Love with Where You Are.” He studied astrophysics at Cambridge University and holds meetings, retreats, and private sessions around the world, pointing people back to the deep acceptance in this present moment. In this excerpt from his audiobook, he shares profound insights about what can be found at the very bottom of grief and loss. We hope you’ll find comfort in his inspirational words!

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Get Deep Sleep: A Simple Technique to Wind Down

Get Deep Sleep: A Simple Technique to Wind Down

In these challenging times, many of us are constantly engaged in difficult or stressful tasks. In order to get deep sleep, it’s important to be able to shift out of your active, goal-directed state into a relaxed, winding-down state. Psychologists Colleen Carney and Rachel Mamber, authors of the audiobook “Goodnight Mind,” share a powerful technique that will help you get the deep sleep you need.

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