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Destressing for the Holiday Season, Today

Hi all. As I therapist, I have heard my patients begin to worry about the holidays as early as, well, about the time the lights go up in Bloomingdale’s, which is now in September. Even if you are not a worrier, there is a level of Shoulds, of stress, of pressure that our society places [...]

By | 2013-11-23T16:50:21+00:00 November 23rd, 2013|All, Holidays, Mindfulness, Shopping|0 Comments

Jizo and Alt + Shift + W: Distraction Free Mode

I learn something new every day.  Actually, maybe I learn too much every day and a lot of it is unnecessary.   Isn’t that the etiology of TMI (Too Much Information)? Today, as I was propped up on my writerly pillows, breeze coming gently through the windows, with my computer on my lap, I thought about [...]

By | 2013-06-22T14:08:24+00:00 June 22nd, 2013|Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo Therapy: Bringing Mindfulness to the Yoga Mat

I just had to get off the yoga mat to write this down this morning. I had not, until this very moment, internalized lovingkindness while I was doing yoga, or aerobics or Pilates mat work. I am always pushing myself to do longer asanas, more reps, better form. […]

By | 2013-04-14T08:00:03+00:00 April 14th, 2013|Mindfulness|2 Comments

JizoTherapy: Getting on the Path to Mindfulness and the Cognitive Choice

Who is Jizo?  Or first, what is cognition?  Or maybe the first question is, what is mindfulness? Most of us want to cut to the chase.  We want results and we want them now.  When we can’t get what we want, we get anxious, depressed, angry.  And if we get there, we want to Stay [...]

By | 2012-12-07T12:20:21+00:00 December 7th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|1 Comment

Wile E. Coyote, Jizo and Mindful Groundlessness

First, I wonder if anyone is reading this. I just spent half an hour Googling “Does Anyone Read My Blog?” and wandering around inside WordPress trying to find the stats page.  I couldn’t.  Next week, I will talk with my tech goddess and she will teach me.  I am sure someone has figured out how [...]

By | 2012-12-04T13:45:51+00:00 December 4th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|0 Comments

What Do You Want for Christmas? Mindfulness and JizoTherapy

People are already pressuring themselves with “What do you want for Christmas?”  Even people who don’t celebrate Christmas feel it.  The decorations went up before Halloween.  And can you hear those jingle bells revving up?  It can feel more like the Indianapolis 500 than peace and love. This year, when someone asks you what you [...]

By | 2012-11-17T10:20:55+00:00 November 17th, 2012|All, Holidays, Mindfulness|1 Comment

Catching your breath on Thanksgiving: dealing with stress

If you don’t get wound up for Thanksgiving you won’t have to unwind — much less go on a diet — a few days later.  The day is coming though, and I am hearing the litany of obligations, pressures, worries and stress. Let’s take a moment to breathe. Breathe in and breathe out, noticing the [...]

By | 2012-11-15T08:00:53+00:00 November 15th, 2012|All, Holidays, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Jizo Therapy: Avoiding assumptions with awareness

  I used to believe that whatever I believed was true.  I was very small when I first started thinking this way.  “I think it, therefore it is.”  This gave life meaning,  my meaning, which was the best kind.  Then, somewhere along the line, I slowly began to grow up and learn about presumptions, assumptions [...]

By | 2012-11-13T08:40:23+00:00 November 13th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|0 Comments

How to deal with Holiday Stress: Jizo Therapy

By the time you read this you will likely be more anxious than when I wrote it.  It’s Hallowe’en. You’ve likely been busy with costumes, candy, kids… or thinking you should be.  And that is just the beginning. Less than two months away is Christmas. A few weeks away is Thanksgiving. And, yes, some folks [...]

By | 2012-11-06T10:31:36+00:00 November 6th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|0 Comments