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The Benefits of Eating Mindfully

The Benefits of Eating Mindfully

How often do you grab a meal and eat it in the car, or eat while standing over the sink, thinking about the thousand other things you need to do? When was the last time you truly savored a meal? Today we’re sharing the benefits of eating mindfully with an excerpt from psychologist Susan Albers’ audiobook “Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food.” Learn about the Buddha’s insights into mindful eating, and discover the joy of eating―and living―mindfully.

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Relationships and the Trap of Romantic Fantasies

Relationships and the Trap of Romantic Fantasies

When you first meet someone special, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by your desire for them. It’s possible to fantasize a whole life with someone before we’ve ever even spoken to them! Often, our response to this attraction is, “This is the one!” But the problem with this type of desire is the danger of being caught up in romantic fantasies.

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Reduce Anxiety by Changing Your Interpretations

Reduce Anxiety by Changing Your Interpretations

Authors of the best-selling audiobook “Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry” offer great advice about being mindful of your interpretations during stressful situations. Interpretations are often shaped by past experiences and expectations, so it sometimes takes practice to identify a more helpful way to interpret it. Having the ability to change your interpretations can often go a long way toward helping you to reduce anxiety.

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Experience a Quiet Mind with Progressive Muscle Relaxation – A Guided Meditation

Experience a Quiet Mind with Progressive Muscle Relaxation – A Guided Meditation

What can you do when your mind is spinning and your thoughts just won’t stop? Today we’re offering a guided relaxation exercise by psychologists Dr. Colleen Carney and Dr. Rachel Mamber, authors of the audiobook “Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night’s Sleep.” This guided progressive muscle relaxation will teach you to relax muscles, release tension and experience a quiet mind.

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Meditation Practice: Returning to the Source

Meditation Practice: Returning to the Source

Why do we practice meditation? When we practice meditation, what do we hope will change? In our own way, each of us is seeking liberation. If you’re seeking a life of greater introspection, freedom and love, then we hope you find inspiration in Robert Rabbin’s thoughts on the power of meditation. Robert Rabbin is the author of audiobook “The Sacred Hub: Living in the Shimmering Light of Your True Self.”

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Think Like a Shrink: A Habit Change Exercise

Think Like a Shrink: A Habit Change Exercise

Habit change can be challenging, so it helps to know if the benefit of a change will outweigh the effort involved. Today we’re sharing an exercise from the audiobook “The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It,” written by psychologist Dr. Shawn Smith. This exercise will help you approach habit change the way a psychologist might: methodically and in small steps.

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