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Tag: emotions

May we be safe

I just did my morning meditation in which I was using the phrases in the graphic. This was a guided meditation with Kristin Neff . Sometimes, when we find it difficult to still our minds, guided meditations are a wonderful tool. And there are…

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What’s on your to-do list?

I’m in an interesting time right now (understatement of the year!) I’m less than a week away from receiving a kidney from the cousin. I’ve had 25 years to think about this and believe me when I tell you there have been a lot…

Is it just me?

I just got off the phone with a person at the transplant unit in the hospital. My sister has been trying to get to the bottom of why a donor workup is taking so long but they won’t talk to her due to confidentiality….

On Anger

Image from: www.APA.org/topics/anger In my last blog post I wrote about losing my temper, a little about my health, a little about how upset I am with Trump and how all of this is affecting me in a profound way. People had a lot…

Relationships

Well, I’ve taken the plunge and moved in with my guy. It’s been 7 years since I lived with anyone, including my daughter! This may take some getting used to. I find myself wondering if I should be checking in with him to see…

Yoga and Grief

Image from www.glutenfreegigi.com I have a friend going through a very tough time right now. Her best friend, like a sister really, is dying. She has said her heart feels empty. Her experience is heartbreaking, immeasurably sad. And yet it’s something that everyone goes…

Emotional Pain Chart

This is a great graphic showing the various areas of pain that we have and how they connect emotionally. For more on the mind-body connection according to yogis, visit my previous post, The Emotional Side of Yoga.

Emotional Centres

I saw this image on Elephant Journal. It’s an interesting graphic showing where we tend to hold onto emotions in our body. I wrote about this connection in an earlier post that you can find here. There are, as always, different opinions about what…

RAIN

There is a relatively new Buddhist mindfulness practice that is intended to support working with difficult emotions at the time that you are experiencing them. This tool is referred to as RAIN, an acronym for the four step process: Recognize what is happening. Allow…

The Emotional Side of Yoga

  A yoga asana practice can bring about many emotions for people. Most of the time we release positive emotions from practicing, I wrote about this in my post “Feeling a Little Cranky here”. Sometimes, though, we feel sadness, anger or other more negative…