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mindfulness

Can You Hear Yourself Living?

I would like to spend the rest of my days
in a place so silent, and working so slow,
that I would be able to hear myself living.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto is a healing, quiet space in this world of noise, rushing, and distraction. When you take time to slow down and nourish yourself—to reduce the impact of stress on your body and relax your mind—you creat…

What’s Your Body Telling You?

Developing mindful listening to your body is a powerful self-care step that can improve your life. Your body speaks to you, warning you when things are out of balance. When you learn to hear these quieter distress signals, you can notice more quickly that you need to make changes to support your health and well-being. This requires increasing your sensitivity to your body’s messages, sensing…

Stress and Mindfulness of the Body

stress and body mindfulness

A recent article by Mark Bertin, MD, reported on a new study that suggests that mindfulness of the body—noticing our physical sensations—can be a useful tool for stress management and greater resilience. Participants who noticed their physical state sooner, were able to reign in the stress response before it escalated. This is because it’s much easier to settle ourselves when mildly…

Stress Medicine

ways to reduce your stress

Stress is accepted as part of our modern lifestyle. We shrug it off thinking it won’t impact our health, using unhealthy coping strategies to keep pushing on. But to stay healthy, the body-mind needs quiet time to recover after stressful events—to rest deeply, to repair and re-establish equilibrium.

Research studies have shown that overworking and prolonged stress can increase the risk for…

Sailing into New Year 2015

We can intend to use our adult years with skill and meaning, seizing the essence of this precious life. Mindful of impermanence, the breath-by-breath arising and abiding and falling of each moment, we can remain in remembrance of our longing to exist in wisdom and love and compassion. We can remain in our intention to ripen into the emotional maturity that is our birthright to cultivate. There is…

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