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My Declaration

My Declaration

I am in Orlando at The Academy of American Family Physicians National Convention. The conference just ended today. What a wonderful experience! The theme of the convention was to Never Stop. Physicians from all over the country expressed what they will never stop doing for their patients. They will never stop caring, will never stop learning, will never stop listening, will never stop going the extra distance, and will never stop being empathetic. It was amazing to see 5000 post…

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Mindful Words

Mindful Words

Do the words meditation or mindfulness scare you? Do you have a negative reaction if someone encourages you to meditate in order to reduce the stress in your life? Are you an individual that believes only Buddhist monks can meditate? Do you feel that it is against your religious beliefs to meditate? Let’s think about other ways to define mindfulness. The ancient Sanskrit word SATI is defined as the ability to observe things with bare awareness. The ability to observe…

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The Mindfulness Breakthrough Book Review

The Mindfulness Breakthrough Book Review

This is my first review on a product about mindfulness. I just finished reading: The Mindfulness Breakthrough: The revolutionary Approach to Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression. This is a book about mindfulness written by Sarah Silverton.¬†She is currently a mindfulness teacher and trainer at The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. The book is broken down into 2 parts and a total of 9 chapters: Part One: Understanding mindfulness Introducing Mindfulness Paying Attention Mindfully Practicing Mindfulness…

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Mindful Listening Exercise

Mindful Listening Exercise

How often do you truly listen to people when they are speaking? A simple mindful listening exercise can lead to revelations about how people communicate with each other. Most people have good intentions when they are attempting to listen to someone speaking to them. They want to listen. They want to understand what the other individual is trying to relate. However, thoughts in the mind get in the way. Instead of listening when being spoken to, the mind wanders off…

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