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Creating Renewal and Self-Care in 2015

The holiday rush includes the upcoming New Year, bringing with it a feeling of hope for renewal. Many seek self-improvement at this time, most commonly by getting in shape, losing weight, or setting goals of ways to be a better, more fulfilled person. Whether you are setting any grand goals or looking for simple changes, […]

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The Power of Play

Did you know that in the Innovation District of Boston (just outside of the Seaport District) there was an adult playground of illuminating swings that were up during the latter half of this summer? “The Lawn on D is a first-of-its-kind experimental event space that brings cutting-edge programming and art displays to the Innovation District […]

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Control: The Anti-Happy

I recently read this passage in Pema Chodron’s “When Things Fall Apart” and couldn’t help but see myself, and many of my clients, needing the lesson in Pema’s words: “We think that if we just meditated enough or jogged enough or ate perfect food, everything would be perfect. But from the point of view of […]

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Bessel van der Kolk on Mind/Body, from webcast

Quieting the Body with Yoga a Good Foundation for Healing Trauma Body awareness gained in yoga can provide trauma patients with a critical foundation that allows them to benefit from exposure therapy, psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk said in a Sept. 12 webcast by Psychotherapy Networker, part of a series on “The Trauma Treatment Revolution.” […]

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Loving-Kindness Meditation

A few years back, I went to a wonderful 5-day retreat where I learned a powerful form of meditation. I believe this practice has had a strong impact on my own practice, as well as with my clients in individual and group therapy. Loving-kindness meditation, also known as metta meditation, is a Buddhist practice that […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! By Evan LaBarre, Professional Trainer

                 Contributed by Evan LaBarre   With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, Christmas and New Years fast approaching now is the time that pretty much every health and fitness professional starts blogging about, New Year’s resolutions, goal setting, and making personal changes. As a personal trainer and wellness […]

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Take a minute.

TAKE A MINUTE!  “Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds.”  Buddha I often ask clients about their stress levels and if during their day they take time to just relax.  Some respond with “I can’t.” “I don’t have time.” “I can’t do it at my desk.” “I […]

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The Healing Power of Music: Marika Takeuchi

Healing, personal growth and freedom from pain and suffering comes from many sources. As might seem obvious, as therapists, the most common answer that we hear to the question, “What brings you into therapy?” is the answer, “I want to feel better.” People come for a wide range of reasons. Some come seeking a specific […]

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ADHD On the Rise

ADHD On The Rise in the United States More and more parents come to me, with their children in tow, asking for help with ADHD.  They are often perplexed that their children can be hyper-focused on a computer game or “glued to Facebook but can’t pay attention or concentrate in school.”  The question has been […]

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The Window of Tolerance: Edges of Growth

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a session at the 24th Annual International Trauma Conference here in Boston; this year’s focus was on Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Interventions. It was my pleasure to attend the session “Safety, Risk and Transformation: Attachment-Focused Therapy at the Regulatory Boundaries of the Window of Tolerance.” A pioneer in […]

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