Posts in mindfulness
461: Physical Advantages of Meditation

In today's episode, Gina explores the wide ranging physiological benefits of meditation.  Three types of meditation practice are identified and discussed:  focused attention, open monitoring and self-transcending.  Publicly sponsored, peer-reviewed research studies pertaining to the physical benefits of meditation are reviewed.

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We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us. -Marcel Proust

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459: 10 Ways to Greater Gratitude and Peace Of Mind

In today's episode, Gina shares a set of steps from Robert Emmons to increase the level of gratitude in your life and thereby increase your peace of mind.  In addition to these steps, Gina is offering listeners of the ACP a free guided gratitude meditation available at the acp website.  Be peaceful this holiday season.

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Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. -Melody Beattie

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458: 3 Easy Ways To Feel Gratitude For Well Being

In today's episode, Gina offers listeners three easy methods for experiencing gratitude during the holiday season.  Gina claims Thanksgiving and the holiday season gives people a perfect opportunity to practice and benefit from mindfulness.  Often we forget to realize that the opportunity to practice mindfulness is immediately available to us.  Listen in as coach Gina reminds us how with specific techniques you can use today!

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Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. - A.A. Milne

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456: 5 Meditation Habit Forming Tips For Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina reminds listeners of the importance of a meditation practice and shares five mediation habit forming tips.  Meditation can help us with relaxation, acceptance, distress tolerance... the list goes on and on.  Whether you are just getting started with the many guided meditations that are available or are a seasoned silent meditator, Coach Gina's tips will help you improve you mediation habits today!

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There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
-Buddha

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451: 3 Tips to Help With The Anxiety of Waiting

In today's episode, Gina discusses the anxiety of waiting, such as occurs in long lines at the market or on busy city streets or the highway where traffic is congested.  Gina offers listeners three specific methods to bring mindfulness to bear on these moments when the waiting seems to last forever and help soothe the angst and discomfort that can arise.

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Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. –Dalai Lama

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447: Decreasing Anxiety By Increasing Sacred Moments

In today's episode, Gina explores the use of realizing the sacredness of the present moment for decreasing our suffering relating to anxiety.  Gina discusses the anxiety that emanates from a focus on our mortality and individuality, and the separateness and aloneness that are associated with these issues.  Gina offers listeners a number of suggestions for cultivating sacred moments in which we can experience refreshing emotions such as gratitude and compassion.

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Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.
-Joseph Campbell

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444: Put Your Anxious Worries On The Back Burner

In today's episode, Gina talks about a useful method to use the inherent wisdom and intelligence of the human being to reduce the intensity of anxiety surrounding particular ideas or issues we may be facing in our lives.  Essentially, this method calls for "containing" the idea or issue that is causing the anxious distress in a mental container (Gina refers to it as a "pot") and putting the container away until a later time.  Doing so can make the anxiety weaker, and make ourselves stronger, over this period of time.

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Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. –Swedish Proverb

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437: Using Courage To Guide Your Way Out Of Anxiety

In this episode, Gina describes how to use courage to guide yourself out of anxiety.  Courage is the capacity to move ahead despite feelings of despair.  Gina revisits the topic of volunteer vs victim mindset from podcast 436, and talks about how great athletes and artists still experience substantial fear.  Gina describes how to start using your courage today.

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The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. -Thucydides

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436: Volunteer VS Victim Mindset and Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina discusses the value of assuming a volunteer mindset in contrast to a victim mindset.  The victim mindset is characterized by the idea that the feelings, sensations and thoughts we encounter are being done to us, and that we have no choice and no power in the matter.  The volunteer mindset is characterized by a willingness to face and accept the challenges that our lives in the world bring to us.  Gina offers suggestions for making the transition from victim mindset to volunteer mindset.

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The best way out is always through. ―Robert Frost

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