What does it mean to rest? The word rest is defined as a stop in work in order to rebuild strength, or variations along that theme. Resting can look different for each of us, and we may have different thresholds for what we consider restful and relaxing activities. At its core, though, resting can beContinue reading “The Power of Rest”
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Can mindfulness make me less emotionally reactive?
Mindfulness has been shown to be effective in reducing emotional impulsivity. However, the mechanism underlying this observation is not well understood. It has been suggested that mindfulness reduces “knee-jerk” emotional responses through three related processes: it allows people to engage with an emotion more by paying closer attention to it, it encourages awareness of theContinue reading “Can mindfulness make me less emotionally reactive?”