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Being vulnerable about vulnerability: Q&A with Brené Brown | TED Blog

Being vulnerable about vulnerability: Q&A with Brené Brown | TED Blog | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
At the end of 2010, a reseacher named Brené Brown gave a talk at her local TEDx event, TEDxHouston. That talk, "The Power of Vulnerability," has since become a web-video phenomenon -- viewed and shared by millions of people. When we invited Dr. Brown to speak at TED2012, she shared the impact her new fame has had on her own life. Before she spoke, our own Roxanne Hai sat down with Dr. Brown to ask her a few questions about the nature of vulnerability.
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vulnerability is at the core of our learning to life with mindfulness awareness and balance. 

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MBCT Online, mindfulness home study course

MBCT Online, mindfulness home study course | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
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Free preview of MBCT Online - special pre-launch price ends 31/07/15. #mindfulness #mbct #meditation

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Speak Kindness [self compassion self talk] - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford

Speak Kindness [self compassion self talk] - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
I recently saw an article on Psychology Today blog that inspired this article. Self-compassion is the cure for self-attacking and understanding this and how it applies to living mindfully is learning to speak with kindness and gentleness to ourselves. In the 8-week MBCT course, week 7 we look at ways we can best take care of
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Speak Kindness [self compassion self talk] examples #mindfulness #selfcompassion

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12 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Mark Ruffalo #mindfulness #anxiety

12 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Mark Ruffalo #mindfulness #anxiety | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Star of 'Age of Ultron' – and new indie drama 'Infinitely Polar Bear' – talks life, politics and the Hulk
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Mark Ruffalo is one of my favourite actors, read how mindfulness meditation saved him from anxiety.
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Silencing the Inner Critic: The Power of Self-Compassion

Silencing the Inner Critic: The Power of Self-Compassion | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
We all have an inner critic, one that loves to tell us all about our limitations. Mindfulness and self-compassion can help us quiet our critical self-talk.
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#selfcompassion #mindfulness
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Infographic. How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life | Visual.ly

Infographic. How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life | Visual.ly | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Being mindful is basically a very hard thing to ask for a person, of which not everybody has the chance to work on it. And indeed, being sensitive of
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Jon Kabat-Zinn on Mindfulness and Challenging the Negative Self-Image - YouTube

Jon Kabat-Zinn on Mindfulness and Challenging the Negative Self-Image - YouTube | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn on the importance of challenging the negative self-image. To rent or stream the full interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn clic...
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Acknowledge and inquire, is my awareness in pain? #mindfulness #awareness
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Don't Get Addicted to Busyness | Mindful

Don't Get Addicted to Busyness | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
In the first installment of Mindful's relationships Q&A series, Dr. Cheryl Fraser answers your questions about managing work and life.
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Take in the Good - Dr. Rick Hanson

Take in the Good - Dr. Rick Hanson | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Do Positive Experiences “Stick to Your Ribs?” The Practice Take in the good. Why? Scientists believe that your brain has a built-in “negativity bias.” In other words, as we evolved over millions of years, dodging sticks and chasing carrots, it was a lot more important to notice, react to, and remember sticks than it was
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Let *that* sink in! #mindfulness #takeingood 

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Mindfulness Beats Exercise, Healthy Diet in Resistant MDD

Mindfulness Beats Exercise, Healthy Diet in Resistant MDD | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is better than a healthy exercise and nutrition intervention in reducing treatment-resistant depression and has positive changes in areas of the brain linked to depression.
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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is more useful with treatment-resistant depression than focused treatments focused on exercise and healthy eating in patients new research shows.


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Mindfulness in the Middle of the Mall

Mindfulness in the Middle of the Mall | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Brenda teaches mindfulness to the public in the middle of Selfridge's Department Store in support of the Work It Hub campaign to promote self development
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#mindfulness #birmingham #selfridgesxworkit

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Let GPs offer mindfulness meditation to patients, say experts

Let GPs offer mindfulness meditation to patients, say experts | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
one in four (29 per cent) of Britons regularly suffers from stress.
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Mindfulness is cost-effective and the only side effect is health and wellbeing - let's make a shift to getting mindfulness available to everyone who needs it on the NHS. 

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Self Compassion: What It Really is and Why It's So Practical in Psychotherapy - NICABM - YouTube

In this clip, Dr. Ruth Buczynski interviews Dr. Christopher Germer about the relationship between mindfulness, self-compassion, suffering and healing
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Short video interview with Christopher Germer #mindfulness #mbct #selfcompassion

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Mindfulness as effective as pills for treating recurrent depression - study

Mindfulness as effective as pills for treating recurrent depression - study | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Medical best practice is for people with history of depression to take antidepressants for two years – but cognitive therapy may be equally effective
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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be as good as pills at stopping people relapsing after recovering from major bouts of depression, according to a study. #mbct #depression

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Can #Compassion Change the World?

Can #Compassion Change the World? | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Daniel Goleman talks with Greater Good about his new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World. #compassion
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#compassion changes each person and this has ripple effect on all.
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Mindfulness classes 'helps lower stress' in schools - BBC News

Mindfulness classes 'helps lower stress' in schools - BBC News | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Teachers across 26 schools in Cumbria have been given training to help children build "emotional resilience".
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[short video] BBC News reports how Cumbria schools are piloting a mindfulness scheme. #mindfulness

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Instead of Rushing to Self-Criticism, Consider these Words

Instead of Rushing to Self-Criticism, Consider these Words | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
There are many days when I feel disappointed in myself. Even angry. Frustrated that I ate too much, that I wasn’t brave, that I made a mistake, that I snapped at a loved one, that I didn’t clean, that I didn’t work enough, that I didn’t...
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Be gentle with yourself - speak kindness. #mindfulness #selfcompassion

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10 Ways to Jump Start Your Happiness | Mindful

10 Ways to Jump Start Your Happiness | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
A mix-and-match menu of strategies and practices for enhancing your well-being.
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Anxious? Stressed? That's Okay! | Mindful

Anxious? Stressed? That's Okay! | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
You can make friends with your stress, Shamash Alidinia writes.
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Anxious? It's OK!

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5 Steps to a Better Relationship With Yourself | Mindful #selfcompassion

5 Steps to a Better Relationship With Yourself | Mindful #selfcompassion | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
Want to be more mindfully compassionate of others? Direct some of those feelings towards yourself first.
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interesting strategy #selfcompassion
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How Meditation Helps Me Deal With Anxiety | Mindful

How Meditation Helps Me Deal With Anxiety | Mindful | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
After 15 years of meditation, Ed Halliwell says he regularly draws on the practice to help maintain a healthy balance between work and life.
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What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
No fear

MRI scans show that after an eight-week course of mindfulness practice, the brain’s “fight or flight” center, the amygdala, appears to shrink. This primal region of the brain, associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body’s response to stress.

As the amygdala shrinks, the pre-frontal cortex – associated with higher order brain functions such as awareness, concentration and decision-making – becomes thicker.

The “functional connectivity” between these regions – i.e. how often they are activated together – also changes. The connection between the amygdala and the rest of the brain gets weaker, while the connections between areas associated with attention and concentration get stronger.
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Mindfulness changes brain functionality. 

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Hooked on Anti-Depressants - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford

Hooked on Anti-Depressants - Mindfulness Meditation Centre | Birmingham | Solihull | Leamington | Stratford | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
antidepressant prescriptions soar to 50m a year
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I discussed this with participants last evening during Week 3 MBCT course - I couldn't remember the name 'hedonic treadmill' - so here it is for those who follow.

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Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling

Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
It's no wonder the bicycle is often called the best invention in history, writes Ben Irvine, author of Einstein & The Art of Mindful Cycling.
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"On a bicycle, you can achieve in a few weeks an art that Buddhist monks spend decades learning, and which the great Einstein encapsulated effortlessly: mindful living. No wonder the bicycle is often called the best invention in history – it’s a simple, easy-to-use device that can inspire us to wonderful psychological heights. Now that’s what I call a miracle."

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Mindfulness 'as good as drugs for preventing depression relapse' - Health News - NHS Choices

Mindfulness 'as good as drugs for preventing depression relapse' - Health News - NHS Choices | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is BETTER than drugs as it's all natural, non-addictive and the side effects are health & wellbeing.

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Depression: 'Mindfulness-based therapy shows promise'

Depression: 'Mindfulness-based therapy shows promise' | Mindfulness for Everyday Living | Scoop.it
A mindfulness-based therapy could provide a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a study in the Lancet says.
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 #mbct #depression

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