DailyOM – A Bad Habit

Just the thought of this happening can create a response in the body. Just the *memory*. “Being hard on ourselves is a waste of precious time and energy that we could use in positive ways. To begin to understand how this works, we can think about times when someone made us feel that we weren’t good enough. Even just thinking about it will create an … Continue reading DailyOM – A Bad Habit

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

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…

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

Excessive or reasonable force by police? Research on law enforcement and racial conflict in the wake of Ferguson Journalist’s Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center

Excessive or reasonable force by police? Research on law enforcement and racial conflict in the wake of Ferguson Journalist’s Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center. Continue reading Excessive or reasonable force by police? Research on law enforcement and racial conflict in the wake of Ferguson Journalist’s Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center