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What Picking Up Other People's Garbage Unexpectedly Taught Me About Compassion - Karen C.L. Anderson

What Picking Up Other People's Garbage Unexpectedly Taught Me About Compassion - Karen C.L. Anderson | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
“Many of us think that compassion drains us, but I promise you it is something that truly enlivens us.” ~ Joan Halifax I was taking one of my nearly daily OBP 365 walks and I came across a McDonald’s bag, either tossed by someone from a moving car or perhaps left there by someone who …
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10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon | Live Learn Evolve

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon | Live Learn Evolve | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Original Source Please check out Mark and Angel Hack life, awesome website with powerful articles! You know how you can hear something a hundred...
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7 Ways to Know When Your Mind is Trying to Control Your Life

7 Ways to Know When Your Mind is Trying to Control Your Life | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Most of us don't realize how often our mind tries to control our lives because it's so habitual and strong. Here are 7 ways to tell when it's happening.
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Why people self-sabotage their happiness - Karen Salmansohn

Why people self-sabotage their happiness - Karen Salmansohn | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
If you want to live your happiest life you must break free from the shackles of “masochistic equilibrium."
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How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways

How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Concrete process of going from tension and stress to self love. How do you love yourself? How do you love thee?
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How to Lean into Discomfort (& Unstick Your Stuck Karma).

How to Lean into Discomfort (& Unstick Your Stuck Karma). | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Can you give some direction and guidance about how one goes about leaning into the discomfort? There are some places in my life I’m okay with discomfort and I guess I lean into it.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:42 PM

For those of you wanting to truly understand mindfulness, this will help.  Catching yourself in that moment in time - in that pivot point moment allows us to choose a different way of responding to discomfort.

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What Chokes You Up? Why We Cry And Why It Is Helpful

What Chokes You Up? Why We Cry And Why It Is Helpful | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Helping you heal spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically.
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Meditation Makes Us Act with Compassion

Meditation Makes Us Act with Compassion | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

A new study suggests mindfulness meditation can help us overcome the "bystander effect.

 

In the study, Paul Condon and Dave DeSteno of Northeastern University and Gaelle Desbordes of Massachusetts General Hospital assigned people with little or no meditation experience to one of two eight-week meditation classes, or put them on a wait list for a class. One class was a mindfulness meditation class geared toward focusing and calming the mind. The other covered similar terrain but also discussed compassion and suffering.

 

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas


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Waking Up to Live Fully and Passionately | Tiny Buddha

Waking Up to Live Fully and Passionately | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle

 

Have you ever hit the snooze button? I’m guessing you have at least once. And when you hit it— if you were awake enough to even think about it—you were probably happy knowing that you’d be getting a few more minutes of sleep, right?

 

You may have been dreaming a really great dream or were super comfortable in your bed, and you just weren’t ready to wake up. Maybe you had a hard time getting to sleep the night before or you just didn’t get enough sleep.

 

In any case, waking up would be painful, right? So it makes perfect sense that you wanted to put off feeling that pain....

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Scans show meditation brain boost

Scans show meditation brain boost | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The BBC's David Sillito has been examining the theory that meditation can reduce stress, depression and even chronic pain.

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How to Restore Your Faith in Humanity

How to Restore Your Faith in Humanity | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We are all born receptive to love, kindness and hope. As we grow up, we encounter the less hopeful, more challenging aspects of being human, including discovering that the things humans do at times can be hateful, calculating and unkind....
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» 10 Rules for Coping with Panic: Rule #6 - Panic About Anxiety

» 10 Rules for Coping with Panic: Rule #6 - Panic About Anxiety | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The sixth rule for coping with panic attacks: notice when the panic fades. Don't miss the moment; stay mindfully aware of how your body slowly calms down.
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Why Good Enough And Done Is Better Than Perfect

Why Good Enough And Done Is Better Than Perfect | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When we allow perfectionism to stop us from sharing our gifts with the world we are sacrificing the good for the perfect. Here's one way to move past it.
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Inspiration and Chai

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For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.


< snip> When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five: 

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What It Means to Just Be Yourself and 3 Ways to Do It

What It Means to Just Be Yourself and 3 Ways to Do It | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
What does it means to "just be yourself"? What if someone's a jerk to others? Or what if someone's scared and hermit-like? Is that who they really are?
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Fahari Health Resources's curator insight, January 3, 1:27 AM

Our true self is who we really are when we let go of all of the stories, labels, and judgments that we have placed upon ourselves. It is who we naturally are without the masks and pretentiousness.

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A Simple Process to Deal with a Hypercritical Mind

A Simple Process to Deal with a Hypercritical Mind | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Through my experience, I have found the following process useful when dealing with my hypercritical mind.
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7 Ways to Cultivate a Deep Sense of Love for Yourself

7 Ways to Cultivate a Deep Sense of Love for Yourself | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
These 7 steps have helped me to expand in my consciousness and move to a place of actually feeling the love that already lies within.
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Don’t Respond to Drama and Drama Won’t Come Back Around

Don’t Respond to Drama and Drama Won’t Come Back Around | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Drama loves more drama. Pain loves more pain. Negativity loves more negativity. With the practice of mindfulness it is possible to not respond to drama.
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Can you recognize drama and be mindful in the face of it? Here's some great tips.

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» A Simple Practice to a Happier Balanced Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» A Simple Practice to a Happier Balanced Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We all want to be happy, but our brain isn't wired for it. This simple practice can help open up the mind to a happier more balanced life.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:49 AM

Such a simple exercise to bring such big relief.

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The Zen of Anger: 5 Tips to Overcome Negative Reactions | Tiny Buddha

The Zen of Anger: 5 Tips to Overcome Negative Reactions | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Today you can feel calm, collected, and in control of your emotions. These 5 tips will help.
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“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” ~Dr. Anthony Robins

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Dwelling on Stressful Events Can Increase Inflammation in the Body, Study Finds

Dwelling on Stressful Events Can Increase Inflammation in the Body, Study Finds | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body, a new Ohio University study finds.

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Defending Anger, Angrily: “I Am Not Angry!”

Defending Anger, Angrily: “I Am Not Angry!” | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Years ago, I was a very uptight person. I didn’t see myself that way. I saw myself as being in control, of myself and of, well, everything else. I never got upset, never cried, never asked for help or let anyone see if I was struggling. Of course, I never struggled. Thinking back, I never really laughed, either, not a deep belly laugh.

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"Empathy leads you to very bad decisions." What?? Empathy, the brain, and relationships. | Psychology Today

"Empathy leads you to very bad decisions." What?? Empathy, the brain, and relationships. | Psychology Today | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
"Empathy leads to bad decisions." What?? Empathy, the brain, and relationships. By Marsha Lucas, Ph.D....
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When Painful Things Happen and You Don’t Understand Why | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

When Painful Things Happen and You Don’t Understand Why | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I used to be a “why” person. Why you ask? Because after receiving my middle daughter’s diagnosis of a neurological condition, I got really hooked into “why me” mode, and it just ate away at every fiber of my core.

 

I obsessed over “why.” Why did it happen? I needed to make sense out of a senseless fluke of nature.

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