Radical Acceptance

We all have three states of mind: reasonable mind, emotion mind, and wise mind. Reasonable mind is the cool, rational state of mind where you are ruled by facts and logic. On the other hand, emotion mind is hot and ruled by emotions and feelings. Both of them have value, but it’s easy to become polarized into one state of mind, feeling either controlled by our emotions or being completely cut off from our emotions.

Wise Mind

We all have three states of mind: reasonable mind, emotion mind, and wise mind. Reasonable mind is the cool, rational state of mind where you are ruled by facts and logic. On the other hand, emotion mind is hot and ruled by emotions and feelings. Both of them have value, but it’s easy to become polarized into one state of mind, feeling either controlled by our emotions or being completely cut off from our emotions.

One-Mindfulness

In today’s society, there always are so many things fighting for our attention. We live at a frenzied pace, running from one event to the next or trying to do five different things at once. We are taught to be multitaskers because of all the things that demand our time and attention, from advertisements to Instagram posts to tasks on our to-do lists. We never seem to have enough time, so we talk on the phone while replying to emails, we reply to a text while walking on the treadmill, and we scroll through Instagram while stirring something on the pan.

DBT Skill of the Week: Mindfulness

What do you think of when you hear the word “mindfulness”? You might imagine someone sitting cross-legged and chanting “Om” to themselves. Or maybe you think of taking deep breaths and clearing your mind while soft piano music plays in the background. For most people, meditation is the first thing that comes to mind when they think about mindfulness, and while meditation is a great way to practice mindfulness, it’s not the only way!

Machine Learning Identifies New Brain Network Signature of Major Depression

“Using machine learning, researchers have identified novel, distinct patterns of coordinated activity between different parts of the brain in people with major depressive disorder—even when different protocols are used to detect these brain networks. Ayumu Yamashita of Advanced Telecommunications Research Institutes International in Kyoto, Japan, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Biology.”

How to Keep the Pandemic from Stealing your Holiday Cheer

There’s so much to celebrate during the month of December. Multicultural celebrations of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa incorporate timeless rituals passed down for generations. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. And December marks Bodhi Day for Buddhists–the day the Buddha (which means Awakened One) sat under a tree until he rose enlightened. For some, pandemic restrictions have cast a cloud over these sacred and fun celebrations.

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