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Healing From a Toxic Childhood? The Two Words You Need Most

I’ll bet you’re wondering what those two words might be, and your brain is offering up suggestions: Move on. Forgive them. Be kinder. Stay mindful. Practice understanding. Distance yourself. Be aware. Look forward. It’s past. Stay strong. Nope. The two words are let go. These two little words—five letters in all—are hugely important because contrary to popular opinion which always tells us that it Подробнее…

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Use Mindfulness To Improve Your Life, Not Escape It

Thomas Joiner, a psychologist at Florida State University, wrote a challenging piece for the Washington Post the other day. In Mindfulness Would Be Good For You. If It Weren’t So Selfish, Joiner argues that the popular press has (1) fundamentally distorted the idea of mindfulness and (2) overstated its real, though modest, benefits.  Instead Подробнее…