Uncertainty is a feeling many of us have experienced in recent months.  It’s been a fixture in news headlines, driven by the political upheaval that has followed last November’s election. This kind of macro-level uncertainty can absolutely affect how we feel in our everyday lives.  And of course there are numerous personal examples - a job loss, a break-up, a move - where a sense of uncertainty about the future can create real anxiety that impacts our mental and physical health in a tangible way. 
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Loving Ourselves, Just as We Are, With Mindfulness

Are you thinking kind thoughts about yourself right now?
Are you treating yourself with compassion?
How would it be to say that you love something about yourself?

Mindfulness practice invites us to notice what’s happening in the present moment – and to bring with our awareness the attitudes of curiosity and non-judgment. Would letting go of some self-judgment be a loving experience for you?

Many people say that practicing mindfulness is an inherently loving act for a couple of reasons. The first is that we free ourselves from judgment, if only Read more...

Mindfulness Mazzoni Center LGBT health holiday stress

With the holiday season upon us, there are abundant opportunities for connection and enjoyment – in addition to stress!  So much of our holiday stress is connected to outsized expectations, family tensions, financial concerns, intimate relationships, travel headaches, or other factors.

Some good news: whatever the source of your stress, mindfulness can be a powerful and effective tool to help you more fully experience the things that delight you at this time of year.

Mindfulness is primarily about paying attention to life in this moment. Not only can it help us enjoy Read more...