I Vow Not to Burn Out – Lion’s Roar

When I get desperate, which is pretty often, I ask myself how to not be overwhelmed by despair or cynicism. For my own sake, for my family, and for my sangha, I need to vow to not burn out. And I ask others to vow similarly so they’ll be around when I need them for support. In fact, I’ve formulated a “Great Vow for Mindful … Continue reading I Vow Not to Burn Out – Lion’s Roar

Marconi Union – Weightless (Official Video) – YouTube

Happy New Year Everyone!!!   Thank you for sticking with me for this blog and podcast, it’s been a great year of meeting awesome.  So awesome in fact, that they *made* me bring back my podcast just so I could ask them questions about whatever cool thing they have done in the past, what they are currently working on or projects they are trying to … Continue reading Marconi Union – Weightless (Official Video) – YouTube

SAVE: Suicide Prevention, Information, and Awareness

On the site linked at the end of this post, you will find out how to help a loved one you suspect might be at risk or find support in your time of grief. “Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment.” (NAMI) But “80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication.” (TADS study) https://save.org/about-suicide/suicide-facts/Continue reading SAVE: Suicide Prevention, Information, and Awareness

Elle Cast 2.5: Surviving the Second largest cause of World Disability…

…according to the World Health Organization and How we can help change the course. Listen to the podcast and then click on the links for information on how to get involved. Save.org: Facts about Suicide in the US World Health Organization: Facts About Depression National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Suicide Statistics Transcript: Greetings, this is Elle Madelyn with Alert Aware Mindful and this is … Continue reading Elle Cast 2.5: Surviving the Second largest cause of World Disability…

MBSR Guided Audio & Video Exercises – UC San Diego Health

There are many exercise ranging from 6-45 minutes. Also, located on this site is a link to guided Yoga audio and video. There are modifications available for those with medical issues such as Gentle Hatha chair yoga. They are easily downloadable, so check it out and try meditating for at least 15 minutes a day and you will see the benefits.   Source: MBSR Guided … Continue reading MBSR Guided Audio & Video Exercises – UC San Diego Health

Exercises in Grounding from The Art of Healing Trauma (Through Healing Exercises, Stories, and Research) Blog

“Briefly, the basic principle is: Holding your breath, shortness of breath, constrained and tense breath, rapid breath = survival, fight/flight/freeze, activation of the nervous system, stress. Natural, full, diaphragmatic breaths = opening up to life beyond survival, opening up to calmness, regulation of the nervous system, bringing about physical relaxation, improving health, being able to think. For PTSD specifically, conscious breathing seems to act as … Continue reading Exercises in Grounding from The Art of Healing Trauma (Through Healing Exercises, Stories, and Research) Blog

Creating harmony: “Seek to understand…” | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

“If we’re to have genuinely mindful dialog with another person, we have to respect that person. If he or she has a certain point of view, then we shouldn’t assume they hold it because they are stupid or unfortunate enough not to have heard what we have to say on the issue. They almost certainly have a complete set of reasons for believing what they … Continue reading Creating harmony: “Seek to understand…” | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

Elle Cast 2.1 – Welcome Back

Welcome back to Alert, Aware Mindful. It has been a topsy turvy few months. Listen to hear about some of my revelations while away from the podcast. There are also some changes ahead and a whole new take on the broadcast. We have quite a few interesting interviews on the way this year. Take some time it’s less than 30 minutes, 2 of which are … Continue reading Elle Cast 2.1 – Welcome Back