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Negativity, Reactions and Mindfulness

  When another person is surprised, does their facial expression strike you as positive (as in receiving a gift) or negative (as in seeing a car crash)? More often than not, Negativity Bias comes into play—the tendency to perceive negative stimuli and dwell on them. We are wired to see danger in the unknown. It’s …

Mindfulness Meets Ukraine

As the pain of the world stretches, an unforgiving wind whips through the trees. The conflagration that is supposedly not a war feeds off every spare moment. Like an enormous wave we don’t even see, it’s skulking in the background of everything we do. There is the helplessness, the massiveness. Where can we bring our …

Anxiety and Stress: Wake-Up Calls

Garrett avoids parties because he knows how uncomfortable he will be: standing around with a bunch of strangers, trying to make small talk. Ever since Rebecca heard about layoffs two weeks ago she’s been distraught, afraid she’s going to lose her job. Carmen, an accountant, is overwhelmed. Her mother was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, right …