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Your Mind & Spirit

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The Ten Top Traits of an Empath

The trademark of an empath is that they feel and absorb other people’s emotions and/or physical symptoms because of their high sensitivities. They filter the world through their intuition and have a difficult time intellectualizing their feelings...

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Unpacking the Science of Meditation

Is it any wonder that meditation is becoming an important skill in modern times? Consider the science that increasingly links meditation with optimal well-being. In modern times meditation has moved from the cave to the laboratory. By investigating...

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The Way Our Minds Work

An excerpt from When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough by Dr. Stuart Eisendrath Seventeen years ago, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath piloted research into the therapeutic effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on people experiencing clinical...

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Mastering the Art of Appreciation

An excerpt from Loving Out Loud by Robyn Spizman. While it can be easy to feel like it is impossible to make a positive difference in these divisive times, the new book Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word by New York Times bestselling author...

A Psychological Journal as Self-Care

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews Ira Progoff, Ph.D. about people being much more capable of guiding their own efforts to get unstuck than we've given them credit for. About journaling as a tool to help you deal with difficult times in your life, times...

Ten Years of Self-Care Classes

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews Keith Sehnert, M.D. about how he started teaching self-care classes in 1970, and the growth of these across the country. He outlines what motivates people to take the classes, such as to save money, be more in control...

Money, Friends and Health

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews Michael Phillips about his change from thinking money would help him get freedom, respect, health and security to understanding that these came from doing the things he really loved, and spending as much time as he...

A Field Guide to Body Work

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. about how our mind and body are intimately involved. This presents us with many options for using various kinds of body work to enhance our own health, happiness and fulfillment.

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