Posts by Kristen Beau

Top 8 Inspiring Ted Talks

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Top 8 Inspiring Ted Talks

Have you ever watched a TEDTalk?  TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading; an excellent source for inspiring movements, ideas, research, and more.  Here are 8 TEDTalks and 1 You Tube that have inspired my life.  Do you have a TEDTalk you like that is not on this list?  Please do let me know.     8.) YOUR ELUSIVE CREATIVE GENIUS, by Elizabeth Gilbert – Are you saying that we all have the ability to be a “Creative genius?”  Well, creativity does reside in the right brain, and engaging our right brain does produce healing and recovery.  Creativity is...

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Different Perspectives on Addiction

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Different Perspectives on Addiction

“What is addiction, really?  It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress.  It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.”  -Swiss psychologist Alice Miller     Healers of all perspectives have sought to comprehend and create the conditions that manifest beneficial change; seeking to aid in the cessation of suffering.  Suffering arrives in various ways: relationships, transitions, anxiety, depression, stress, confusion.  It is endemic to human experience.  Intrinsically, humans desire to suffer less and be happier.  This certainly is the case with...

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Your Brain and Mindfulness

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Your Brain and Mindfulness

Mindfulness means: 1. Paying attention in a particular way 2. On purpose 3. In the present moment 4. And perhaps most challenging, this must all take place non-judgmentally. (Jon Kabat-Zinn) It is important to note that mindfulness practice includes all 4 bullet points above, and that all 4 points must work together at the same time.  So if you act judgmental towards an experience, it is no longer mindfulness.  If you are thinking of the past, you are no longer in the present, and thus again, this is no longer mindfulness.  For example, this morning I forgot my keys to the mailbox and I...

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A Duo With Anger

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A Duo With Anger

Are you angry that I’m not finished with the post?  Me too.  It’s on the way…

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