Yesterday was the second of two introductory sessions on stress reduction that I gave to McDonald’s general managers and assistant managers who belong to the Kilroy group of restaurants.Read More
Let’s talk about love—loving kindness. It’s one of the foundational attitudes of mindfulness and without it, well let’s face it, you might be paying attention but not with an attitude that will reduce your stress.Read More
If you’re like most people your life is full of stress. Too much and too often we find ourselves emotionally unbalanced, over-reacting and under-producing, all because of stress. We take it out on family, friends, customers, clients, employees, strangers, pets….and oh yeah, ourselves.Read More
Sometimes when people meditate they repeat a word or phrase to help with concentration and prevent the mind from getting lost in a myriad of wayward thoughts. It might be a word or sound that appeals to the ear or has significant spiritual meaning.Read More
For years, and now decades, physicians and dentists have been handing out opioids for pain relief. Bombarded by pharmaceutical marketing, patients and providers believed completely that opioids were the only solution for severe pain.Read More
Let’s face it, our brains are lazy.
Given the option of stopping and thinking about how to respond to a particular situation, or doing what we have done for decades, our brains are going to opt for the easy way out: autopilot. But another way of stating that is to say we are being mindless, that is the exact opposite of being mindful.Read More