Can I get back into mindfulness meditation?

I confess, this summer I’ve been slipping. I haven’t been following through on my mindfulness meditation practice and it’s starting to show. I find myself edgier, more irritable and anxious. My thoughts fly around my head and I have a hard time focusing and considering them. Once that happens it becomes very easy to fall […]

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What kind of atheist am I?

The kind that doesn’t believe in god(s). Haha… Get it? Actually, it’s a broader question about how I conduct myself as a non-believer and what does that mean for how I interact with others, from the deepest believer to the most radical anti-theist. Two incidents this week have me thinking about this topic. One was an […]

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Reading up on your disorder – more harm than good?

Originally posted on BY LAUREN HAYLEY:
I’ve only ever actually bought one book relating to mental health – The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide which I bought straight after my diagnosis. I also have Cyclothymia and anxiety, but BPD was the diagnosis I found hardest to understand and get a hold of what it actually…

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Not Absence, But Awareness

Today I had a great, great session with my therapist. Our conversation today centered on mindfulness, meditation and becoming aware of thoughts and emotions and dealing with them. She was the one who first described mindfulness to me, as a useful skill set to help manage my anxiety. All mindfulness is, in this context, is […]

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