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Tears and rage – the rise of the emotional release industry

When Ariana Grande cried on stage recently, following her performance of an emotionally laden song, she later took to Twitter to apologise and thanked her fans for accepting her humanness. Producing emotional tears is a uniquely human thing and yet, for many, our first reaction to crying is to apologise.Public displays of crying and emotional release, especially of emotions deemed as unattractive like being upset or angry, remain taboo. This is because there are socially accepted rules that gove...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, London, France, US, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Ariana Grande, Innovation, Emotions, Lourdes, Ikemeso Danshi, Rage Club


How to use Mindfulness to Cope up with Anger at Workplace

You're reading How to use Mindfulness to Cope up with Anger at Workplace, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you remember how many times you were caught in anger at your workplace? Surely you don’t, as there probably have been so many such instances that you only remember a few. Anger is a negative emotion followed by more anger, stress, frustration and many other unpleasant em...
Tags: Featured, Mindfulness, Depression, Emotions, Anger, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Situation, Mindfully


Meditation: Best Technique For Anxious And Depressed

The safest type of meditation for the anxious and depressed. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Automatic Negative Thoughts: Got ANTS on the Brain?

Numbers bandied about from many sources indicate that adults have somewhere between 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day. Most are repetitive and many are negative. Two important questions call to be answered: Where do the thoughts originate? What are we to do with them? The response to the first comes from a portion of the brain known as the  claustrum . It is defined as, “a thin, irregular, sheet-like neuronal structure hidden beneath the inner surface of the neocortex.” It is connect...
Tags: Psychology, Mindfulness, Self-help, Brain And Behavior, Memory And Perception


Say yes…

Listen to the body. It has all our ancestors within. Lots of mothers and fathers from the beginning of time...all recorded in our DNA. We also have access to the entire living collective via our body and spirit, both. ...
Tags: Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Infertility


ClassDojo CEO: Never Too Early for Kids to Learn About Mindfulness

If you felt a positive disturbance in The Force today, it may have been due to ClassDojo’s Mindful Moment. At 11am local time, millions of kids from schools in 180 countries are participating in the “world’s biggest virtual mindfulness class.” The course comes with a downloadable lesson plan from ClassDojo, a San Francisco-based educational technology company.Sam Chaudhary, co-founder and CEO of ClassDojo, says the idea behind Mindful Moment came out of a nationwide survey conducted by the comp...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Mindfulness, Innovation, Detroit, ClassDojo, National blog main, National top stories, San Francisco blog main, Detroit blog main, Detroit top stories, Educational Technology, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence


Meditation Really Freaks Some People Out, Study Finds

One of the most stereotypical relaxing things to do—meditation—may actually cause distress for some people, according to the findings of a survey released this week. It found that more than a quarter of regular meditators have had bad experiences related to their meditation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health


Healthiest Ways to Relax Your Mind, Body and Soul

“Once you learn the art of relaxation, everything happens spontaneously and effortlessly.” – Amma During hectic times, it’s tough to remember that relaxation is more than a luxury. In fact, humans need to relax to maintain balance in their lives. Work stress, family strife, and mounting responsibilities can exact a tremendous toll. Relaxing should be at the top of the list as a healthy coping measure and as a rewarding self-gift. Why do we so often neglect this healing self-care? Do you know t...
Tags: Psychology, Mindfulness, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness


Is anyone not insane?

Among the multitude of dualities we struggle with, the most persistent is perhaps the struggle to impose order on disorder -- control on the uncontrollable. ...
Tags: Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Infertility


Discover the Secrets of Cacao Ceremonies in Berlin

I experienced pure cacao for the first time last winter after ice bathing in the frozen lake of Plötzensee with the group Ice Dippers. Its founder, Jonas, served us hot cacao as we came out of the water. The first sip of pure cacao is really bitter and far away from the warm chocolate you probably experienced as a kid. Though, I enjoyed a full cup of it, not only for its taste, moreover for the mixed feeling of relaxation and stimulation it provided me. I couldn’t stop asking myself where this c...
Tags: Food, Fashion, Berlin, Events, Experience, Mindfulness, Stories, Chocolate, Caribbean, Jonas, Michael, Cacao, Kreuzberg, Ben, Cérémonie, Plötzensee


Why Orgies are My Favorite Form of Self-Care in Berlin

photos: Vismante Ruzgaite.  Paying more attention to self-care has definitely become one of the more positive signs of our times. And while the common definition of this concept keeps on expanding in a process fueled by sharing personal experiences, I thought I’d add my two cents by talking about a particular routine that only Berlin has enabled me to truly discover and embrace. What’s the greatest self-love of all, to paraphrase Whitney’s everlasting hit? Going to orgies, if you ask me. ...
Tags: Fashion, Sex, Berlin, Mindfulness, Stories, Whitney, Nightlife, Orgy, Self-love, Sex Club


Changing Our Narratives, Changing Our Lives: A Strategy to Unhook from the Unhelpful Stories We Tell Ourselves

Not long ago I was caught up in a temporary funk of self-doubt. I was at a several day event surrounded by incredibly talented people and I found myself slipping back into an old narrative involving social comparison and thoughts of “I’m not good enough.” In the past, these kinds of thoughts and stories I was telling myself could have spiraled me into a more stuck place. They might have even overtaken me. This time I was able to see what was going on from a more neutral, observing, and even ...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, Self-talk, Authenticity, Self-compassion, Self-worth, Inner Child


Myth, metaphor and coming to awareness…

Metaphor and myth must be relied on when the nervous system cannot handle reality.This isn't a joke it's very serious. Trauma embeds and it's too painful to tolerate... as we heal we start to be able to heal the excruciatingly painful psycho/spiritual dimension as embedded in the body ...
Tags: Health, Metaphor, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Healing, Myth, Infertility


How an Innovative Therapy Technique Made Me Feel like a Superhero When I Was at My Worst

“Take another deep breath, hold it, and let yourself feel like you’re drifting and floating.” The voice overtook me as I felt my body slip into that weightless feeling between consciousness and sleep. It was as if someone wrapped my body in memory foam and filled every corner of my mind with white noise. “My jaw is slack.” “My shoulders are relaxed.” “My neck is loose.” These were some of the phrases that I was told to repeat to myself in a recording made by my therapist and given...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mindfulness, Biofeedback, Treatment, OCD, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Autogenic Relaxation, Deep Relaxation


An Era of New Purchase Drivers

Price, product quality and customer experience have long been key differentiators in the retail landscape. Now, they can be viewed as commodities to the shopper. So how can companies seeking a competitive advantage and continued loyalty stay relevant in today’s marketplace? What does that new relevancy embody? A customer’s affinity for a brand is no longer determined simply by what the brand does for them, but also by what it does for society and the environment. We, the consumers, are becoming...
Tags: Unilever, Walmart, Sem, Mindfulness, Insight, Toyota, Consumer Behavior, Shopper Mindsets, Integer, Integer.com, Shopper Culture, Shopper Marketing, The Integer Group, Audience Understanding, Brand Values, Branding and selling


5 critical life skills everyone should have

The World Health Organization identified 5 basic life skills that are crucial to cultivate and learn in order to have a better and more productive life.Ranging from creative thinking to learning to cope with stress, these skills should be instilled in youth during their education and nurtured over a lifetime.Although the best time to develop these skills is during one's youth, the second best time is right now. None It's no secret that our education system isn't ideal. Many of the life skills we...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Life, Mindfulness, Innovation, World Health Organization, Emotions, Benjamin Franklin, George Bernard Shaw, Personal Growth, World Health Organization WHO, North Carolina State University, Franklin, American Psychological Association, Decision-making, Joseph Priestly


10 Krishnamurti quotes on the meaning of life

The Indian philosopher taught that concepts get in the way of observation, and only by ridding yourself of concepts can you experience freedom. Reared to be a Theosophist leader, Krishnamurti rejected that system (along with all others) in formulating his outlook. His books touch upon topics such as education reform, physics, and meditation. None Of all the philosophers on my bookshelves, Jiddu Krishnamurti might be the hardest to implement. Born in India in 1895, he was initially groomed to be...
Tags: Psychology, India, Intelligence, Mindfulness, Innovation, Philosophy, Personal Growth, Derek, Gotama, Ojai, Nonviolence, Krishnamurti, Helena Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Intelligence Freedom


Looking for the Light When There’s Darkness

“ There is mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Over the past few years, many of us in the helping professions have noticed an emotional shift that feels like a sense of gloom hanging over much of our universe. Many factors have no doubt contributed to these feelings, such as personal, political, environmental, and global issues. Some people have found themselves harboring a deep sense of darkness or nega...
Tags: Psychology, California, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Oakland, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carl Jung, Barbara, Lotus Berkeley


Reflections on learning to FLY

Tom Petty said it first..the eternal now dictates that this is happening at all times!! (I dare say I DO HAVE WINGS!! (I still crash to the ground, however...finding that place where the eternal now is always WINGED) ...
Tags: Health, Mindfulness, Nonduality, Mental Health, Healing, Infertility, Neuroplasticity, Tom Petty


How to Do Nothing: Jenny Odell's case for resisting "The Attention Economy"

Artist and writer Jenny Odell (previously) is justifiably beloved for her pieces and installations that make us consider the economics and meanings of garbage, weird markets, and other 21st century plagues; in her first book, How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Odell draws on art criticism, indigenous practices, "Deep Listening," anti-capitalist theory, and psychology to make the case that the internal chaos we feel is no accident: it's the result of someone's business-model, an...
Tags: Reviews, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, News, America, Mindfulness, Ball, Allen, David Allen, Odell, Jenny Odell, Patrick Ball, Late Stage Capitalism, Attention Economy


Physically active adults are less inclined to be depressed, say Oxford and Yale researchers

American adults that exercise spend an average of 18 fewer days depressed every year.The large-scale study includes data from over 1.2 million Americans over a five-year period.The researchers note that too much exercise negatively impacts mental health. None Weekends in Los Angeles are dominated by physical activity: hiking, surfing, running, cycling, yoga. It's easy to affix stereotypes to this city's denizens, yet year-round sunshine affords residents every opportunity to stay fit. Many take ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Happiness, Los Angeles, Mindfulness, Depression, Yale, Innovation, Oxford, East Coast, Derek, Goal-setting, Wendy Suzuki


Exercise makes you happier than money, Oxford and Yale researchers say

American adults that exercise spend an average of 18 fewer days depressed every year.The large-scale study includes data from over 1.2 million Americans over a five-year period.The researchers note that too much exercise negatively impacts mental health. None Weekends in Los Angeles are dominated by physical activity: hiking, surfing, running, cycling, yoga. It's easy to affix stereotypes to this city's denizens, yet year-round sunshine affords residents every opportunity to stay fit. Many take ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Happiness, Los Angeles, Mindfulness, Depression, Yale, Innovation, Oxford, East Coast, Derek, Goal-setting, Wendy Suzuki


journals

I have kept a journal on an irregular basis since I was about 10 years old.  I don’t claim any sort of amazing foresight or discipline in doing this.  I’d attribute it mainly to the fact that I talk a lot but can also (sometimes) recognize when I’ve finally worn my listeners out.  I probably turned at age 10 to writing in a journal to spill out the REST of my thoughts.  Whether that lessened my verbal output is doubtful, but on and off I’ve kept it up over the years and that has provided a lot o...
Tags: Facebook, General, Writing, Marketing, Mindfulness, Journals, Oscar Wilde, Journalling, Facebook Journaling


The Latest in Military Strategy: Mindfulness

Soldiers in several countries, including the U.S., are being taught deep breathing and meditation techniques to improve focus during chaos.
Tags: News, Meditation, Mindfulness, United States Army, United States Defense and Military Forces, Defense and Military Forces, Mental Health and Disorders


How to Help Kids (and Ourselves!) with Worry: A Mindful Practice for All Ages

As a child, and much into my adulthood, I spent countless hours worrying about things that I could not change, things that I had no control over, and often things in the future that never even happened.  This created a lot of suffering for me — often unnecessary suffering — that I had difficulty finding a way out of. We all can get caught in this kind of mental “time traveling.”  This is part of our human conditioning, and one of the places our mind defaults to when we have down time. We rumi...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Mindfulness, Motivation And Inspiration, Children And Teens


6 Ways to Use Mindfulness to Ease Difficult Emotions

Mindfulness has become quite the buzzword these days, with impressive studies popping up in the news with regularity. For example, research from the University of Oxford finds that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is just as effective as antidepressants for preventing a relapse of depression. In MBCT, a person learns to pay closer attention to the present moment and to let go of the negative thoughts and ruminations that can trigger depression. They also explore a greater awareness of ...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Mindfulness, Self-help, Depression, University of Oxford, Mental Health And Wellness, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, University of Massachusetts, Jon Kabat Zinn, Kabat Zinn, Anne Arundel Community Hospital


Set a Timer for 20 Minutes to Play with Your Kid

There is a certain scenario that my son liked to play with me when he was four years old. We’d make a house, a train and a ticket booth out of Lego Duplo blocks. A conductor would come to the house, pick up a guy and his Dalmation and take them to the dinosaur museum, which actually housed real dinosaurs and seemed…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Play, Mindfulness, Lifehacks, Playtime, Pretend Play


Give a #Caregiver a break – #WhenLifeHitstheFan

As a caregiver and an entrepreneur, I know only too well how overloaded we can be. The most common refrain I hear from caregivers is “I don’t have time to take care of myself”. The thing is, if we don’t take time to care for ourselves, everyone suffers, including those we care for. When I wrote “when Life Hits the Fan” it was the beginning of a journey to help caregivers learn how to use mindfulness to take better care of themselves and others too. To learn how even in the darkest of times we ca...
Tags: Seo, Mindfulness, Caregiver, Caregiving, Sedona Az


5 ways to keep yourself mentally equipped for adventure

I f elite climbers and mountaineers all have one thing in common, it’s mental toughness. They don’t give up. They can push their bodies and minds through extreme conditions, maintaining mental sharpness under duress in an incredibly hostile environment for days, if not weeks, at a time. One faulty knot, misplaced piton, or other mental bobble when climbing can spell disaster. As an expedition leader to some of the world’s highest peaks and most dangerous places for the last 30+ years, Conrad A...
Tags: Travel, Mindfulness, Anker, All, Conrad, Conrad Anker, Cody Doucette, Mental Fitness, Adventure Preparation, Jimmy Chin JimmyChin


Why procrastination is a form of self-harm

We typically think of procrastinators as having poor time management skills, but research suggests they actually have poor self-regulation.This causes procrastinators to prioritize the wellbeing of their present selves over that of their future selves, ultimately causing way more stress and harm to themselves in the long run.Fortunately, there are a few strategies that chronic procrastinators can try to help manage their bad habit. None Few words conjure up as much dread as deadline. Originally,...
Tags: Productivity, Motivation, Mindfulness, Depression, Personality, Innovation, Goal-setting, University of Calgary, Sirois, Fuschia Sirois