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Leaves on a Stream Exercise

Leaves on a stream exercise to let go of thoughts causing emotional distress

Leaves on a stream exercise is a soothing  cognitive defusion practice where we learn to let go of thoughts that cause emotional suffering. Sometimes we are so bogged down with our thoughts that they gradually appear true—it’s like we convinced ourselves they were real. Also referred to a cognitive fusion, this can build up to such an extent that it prevents us from living our lives and interferes with our routine. Cognitive fusion keeps us stuck in this miserable pattern…

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The Joy of giving
Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

The Joy of Giving

It’s the joy of giving week, Daan Utsav, India’s festival of giving, celebrated every year from October 2-8. In keeping with the theme, I thought I’d share a sweet story attributed to actor Katharine Hepburn shared with me by…

Flawsome but awesome and loving it
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Flawsome but Awesome and loving it!

September was flawsome yet awesome–a nice mixed month with fulfilling work in progress, connections with wonderful people, travel – some stress and the usual. Besides work, I spent quite a bit of time offline hanging out with my friends,…